View Full Version : What are the differences between Media Center and Pro?

01-25-07, 01:10 AM
A very random question. I've always wondered just what the differences are between Media Center and XP Pro...

given the fact that Media Center is pretty much an extention of Pro and that you need "media center specific hardware" to install Media Center...and Media Center is OEM and you cannot buy it retail.

other then that, what are the differences? I mean you can pretty much do exactly what you do in MC as in XP Pro...right, except for joinning a domain or something right?

01-25-07, 01:17 PM
Windows media center edition is Windows XP Pro with the media center application. Oh and the MCE theme. That's it. The funny thing is that lots of times MCE is cheaper than XP Pro.