> Rod Speed <email@example.com> wrote
>> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
>>> Does anyone know if the version of the OS on the HP & DELL Media
>>> Center Edition 2005 machines is just like MS Windows Media Center
>>> Edition 2005? Or are those OS's changed by HP & DELL to suit their
>>> use (including their logos etc)?
>>> Asked another way - what happens if you restore a HP or DELL Media
>>> Center Edition 2005 machine by installing on it a MS Windows Media
>>> Center Edition 2005 OS?
>>> Reason for the question - my brother has a HP Media Center Edition
>>> 2005 given to him for Xmas that requires recovery, on a new virgin
>>> HDD (his original HDD is defunct & un-readable). He does not have
>>> a copy of HP's Media Center Edition 2005, and has no 'recovery
>>> disk' if there ever was one.
>> He was supposed to have written one when he first got the machine.
> He said he didn't get any instructions when he opened the box.
Bet it was installed on the system and could have been read online.
> His son bought it for him on the other side of the country (CA) and
> mailed it to him. I'll see if he can find instructions in the Start Menu.
Thats where they are.
> He is some 800 miles from me, so I can't look for him.
>>> But he says he can get his hands on a installation-copy of what
>>> he calls a vanilla MS Windows Media Center Edition 2005.