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Creating a Digital Home Entertainment System with Windows Media Center by Michael Miller

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Chapter 7. Configuring Windows XP Media Center Edition

In the preceding chapter you learned how to connect your Media Center PC to your home entertainment system. After everything is connected, you can power up your PC and start using Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Well, sort of. Before you start using Media Center, you have to configure the Media Center interface. That’s what this chapter is all about—determining what settings you need to set and what configurations you need to configure. Read on to get properly set up.

Dealing with Windows XP

Before we get into the Media Center configuration, it’s time I told you the truth. Media Center Edition is not a freestanding operating system. It’s just an interface that sits on top of a real operating ...

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