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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    Default Microsoft media Centre installation

    I am endeavouring to install the above application onto a computer.

    the installation runs normally until I get to a point where I am asked to insert the CD "windows XP professional SP2", I do this and press enter and a box appears that has D:\i386 and it is looking for a file called "iexplore".

    At this point I press OK and the box reappears and tells me and cannot find the file. The D. drive is in the CD-ROM drive. I have looked at the Windows service Pack CD and there is no folder called I386. when I searched the CD there is no file called "iexplore".

    I have compared the file structure on my service Pack 2CDwith a friends copy and they are both identical.

    I thought that I could bypass this step and install service Pack 2 after installing Windows XP. the Windows installation was complete Internet Explorer was not available. when I click the icon on the desktop a box appears asking me what program I want to use to open it. It appears that there is no Internet Explorer loaded. I also have no installer that will allow me to install and other program. See my other post yesterday.

    Any Help Appreciated.

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    Default Re: Microsoft media Centre installation

    It's probably looking for the full version of windows XP Pro including service pack 2, not just the service pack 2 disk.
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Microsoft media Centre installation

    Media Center is only supposed to be sold to OEMs as it is a lot more difficult to build a Media Center PC than to install a copy of Windows XP.
    If your pavilion was a media center PC then it should come with a recovery CD. If not then I suggest you don't try it.

    If you really want to build a roll your own one I suggest you check out

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    Default Re: Microsoft media Centre installation

    Thanks for the advice, sounds good to me. I have just installed plain old XP and it went smoothly..


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