Installing Windows XP Service Pack 2 will upgrade Media Center to Media Center 2004


If you’ve got a Media Center PC running the first version of Media Center and didn’t get an upgrade to Media Center 2004 then don’t worry.  When you install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP you’ll be upgraded to Media Center 2004.


See here for more info.


If you want to get an early look at Service Pack 2 you can do so here.  Be warned though that’s a preview version of Service Pack 2, if you’re not comfortable with installing pre-release software then wait for the final release later.


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Comments (7)

  1. Anneta McCabe says:

    Upgrade to Service Pack 2

  2. Ken says:

    re: "If you’ve got a Media Center PC running the first version of Media Center and didn’t get an upgrade to Media Center 2004 then don’t worry. When you install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP you’ll be upgraded to Media Center 2004."

    You mean the plain vanilla XP SP 2 also contains the Media Center 2004? Are you sure? Do you get the Media Center feature upgrades *asa well as* all the improvements to basic XP?

    I’ve been searching and searching for a Media Center SP2 to upgrade my Media Center 2002. I was coming up empty until I saw this ray of hope from you. Please explain it to me some more. I sure appreciate it!

    Could you please reply directly to my email at kkaisen@rochester.rr.com ? I’ve never used this blog before and I want to make sure I hear back on this one!!!

    thx much,

    Ken

  3. al says:

    yeah, i’m in the same boat ken, i’m just waiting until it is officially released to upgrade. i did have a media center 2004 pc, and it was pretty sweet, but traded down to 2002 with my new laptop, better computer, not better os, till the release.

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  7. Ken, to clarify, Service Pack 2 will upgrade Windows XP Media Center 2002 to Windows XP Media Center 2004, if you just have regular XP (Pro or Home) you won’t get the Media Center features.

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