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jylesza
09-09-2013, 06:21 PM
i have an acer aspire 2600 i came with windows 8 on it and ran slow so i put xp home and its not the right one please can anyone help me

pcuser42
09-09-2013, 06:23 PM
What do you mean "not the right one"? :illogical

jylesza
09-09-2013, 06:26 PM
the disk i used was windows xp home but i need the xp media center to activate windows

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2013, 06:26 PM
Probably means it's not MCE, and he/she installed Home. Don't think Home supports media centre

jylesza
09-09-2013, 06:33 PM
it xp home but the product key is for xp media center which is a special edition

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Even if you had media center, do you have a key for it? Was probably a bad idea removing windows 8

jylesza
09-09-2013, 06:38 PM
i was asked to remove win 8 as the laptop was not built for that os as it made the computer unusable slow

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2013, 06:41 PM
Oh well you may have to buy a version of windows (like Win7), if you cant get the cd. Or if you don't have a key for MCE

jylesza
09-09-2013, 06:43 PM
i have the product key sticker on the back off the laptop for mce2005

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2013, 06:48 PM
I would say the only place you're going to get it, would be trademe or ebay. But why install it, it's old

Driftwood
09-09-2013, 07:18 PM
Had a similar situation couple of years back.
Hard drive had died.
Couldn't find a copy of XP Media centre.
Contacted MS by phone.
They suggested installing XP pro.
Then they activated it by phone when I gave them the product code

wainuitech
09-09-2013, 07:26 PM
Had a similar situation couple of years back.
Hard drive had died.
Couldn't find a copy of XP Media centre.
Contacted MS by phone.
They suggested installing XP pro.
Then they activated it by phone when I gave them the product code


Yep XP Media is actually Pro with an add on - Media. It generally came with two CD's, first one was actually XP Pro, then it asks for the second CD ( media center options) then you need to put to put back in the first CD to finish installation.