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  • Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition 2004

    Someone should act on this before Ebay shuts it down.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3664980251


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    *Edit* looks like he has a few of these
    http://www.mybimmer.net

  • #2
    So what's the deal on this?

    First of all, why would eBay shut it down. Is it illegal to sell this OS on ebay?

    M$ says that this OS can't be install on any PC. It is only for PCs that were specifically built for it. Now, I know that someone will make it work on a user-built PC, but has anyone done it yet?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eCarô
      So what's the deal on this?

      First of all, why would eBay shut it down. Is it illegal to sell this OS on ebay?

      M$ says that this OS can't be install on any PC. It is only for PCs that were specifically built for it. Now, I know that someone will make it work on a user-built PC, but has anyone done it yet?
      As far as I know there's only one piece of hardware that makes a media center PC different, the Tv tuner/capture card.
      Ebay will shut it down because you're not allowed to buy MCE unless it comes with a MCE pc.

      Do a google search for more.
      http://www.mybimmer.net

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      • #4
        What if you lost the OS somehow? You need to buy an entire PC to get your OS back?

        Eh... not interested enough to search.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eCarô
          What if you lost the OS somehow? You need to buy an entire PC to get your OS back?

          Eh... not interested enough to search.
          Um, obviously, if you bought a MCE PC you can always get replacement discs from where you bought it.


          Rich
          http://www.mybimmer.net

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          • #6
            I bought mine from an estate sale. No warranty. (Hypothetical situation).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by eCarô
              Eh... not interested enough to search.

              Seems like you're interested enough to me.
              http://www.mybimmer.net

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              • #8
                Only interested in giving you a hard time.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by eCarô
                  Only interested in giving you a hard time.
                  Why? I'm not selling it.
                  http://www.mybimmer.net

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                  • #10
                    I have MCE 2004 installed on my Car-Puter. I don't use it much, I switch between MediaCar and Media Engine. I get an error everytime I start MCE because I don't have a TV Tuner card installed. After the error it runs fine on an old PIII-700.

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                    • #11
                      How did you manage to get hold of this copy again?

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                      • #12
                        I started off with 02 and upgraded to 04, but had to reformat my HD and I'm back to 02. Since I don't use it I didn't see any reason to throw in the upgrade. From what I see it's XP Pro with some added features. When $$$ are available I'm going to build a HTPC next and I'll probably use it then.

                        Besides the mentioned video error it doesn't play Divx files even though it shows a thumbnail of the video. I get the error "Video cannot be viewed in Media Center from a Remote Desktop Connection." Problem is I'm not using a RDC.

                        BTW I don't believe I mentioned how I got a copy

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                        • #13
                          can you please describe what are the features ?
                          ALIBABA - I30 99
                          Nemiah M10000, C134
                          DVD, 40Gig, 256MB DDR
                          GPS, OBD 2, Reverse Cam
                          Mute on stereo w I300 car kit
                          Liliput 7in w usb touch screen
                          Direct connect with BOSE-CD changer

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                          • #14
                            M$XPMCE Demos

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                            • #15
                              The most likely reason the EBay shut that down is that from the looks of the image, he was selling OEM editions (which I believe is the only way to get XPMCE), which is in direct violation of MS' policies. OEM editions, if possible to sell separately from a computer are to be sold ONLY by MS-approved resellers, and then ONLY with the purchase of retail hardware. Although, at our store we tell customers they only really need to buy a mousepad or something to qualify for the OEM pricing. MS doesn't check on that stuff too thoroughly.

                              Selling those versions in public without the prerequisite hardware purchase is something that could get EBay nailed hard to the wall if MS ever discovered it.
                              The ALEXIS Project
                              MP3---VIDEO---GPS---REARVIEW---OBD---SKINNING
                              Color Coding :
                              DONE / MOSTLY DONE / BASE FEATURES / WORKING CONCEPT / NO CODE COMPLETED

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