Our old desktop came with XP media center edition on it like 5 years ago. had the cd up until recently but i cannot find it anywhere. it said on it eMachines Windows XP Media Center Edition OS. might of been sp2 im not 100% sure, i've looked online for an iso of just the plain cd nothing touched, i still have the original code on the back of our desktop for it. i looked online and can only find ones that dont look 100% legit. does anyone have this or can help me?
System Manufacturer/Model Number Acer Aspire 7551-7422 OS Windows Home Premium 64bit CPU AMD Phenom II N970 Quad-core processor 2.20 GHz Memory 4GB Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Sound Card RealTek high definition audio/ATI high definition audio devi Monitor(s) Displays Generic PnP Monitor (1600x900)
You do not need to buy a new copy of XP Media Center as you own that copy for the life of the machine to reinstall as often as you like.
What you need is the installer. Have you asked the manufacturer?
Clean Reinstalling XP Media Center can be complicated as you need to sort exactly which year Media Center it is for it to Activate, then find an OEM installer with SP3. Read the comments if forced to use a torrent to make sure nothing was added and that it can be activated with a COA Product Key like you have.
I have done a few of these in the past year and it takes diligence but can be done. Ask back for any more help.