I had an HP Media Center m1270n computer from 2 years ago, with Windows
XP Media Center 2005 software..
I purchased Windows Vista and it is working FLAWLESSLY on my HP Media
Why go to Vista business when you have the same functions in the
even have software that is NOT included in the business version.
Vista Ultimate is fantastic and it upgrades the Media Center with
abilities that are
NOT in the MCE 2005..
Also, with the Ultimate you can acquire 2 additional Vista Professional
for only $ 49.99 each (retail around $ 150.00 each) when you purchase the
P.S. I also had an ATI graphics card and removed it and upgraded to NVidia
GeForce 7900 GS and the Ultimate graphics are fantastic.
"swuth" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have an HP media center machine with an ATI X1800XT graphics card. When
> Vista Ultimate gets to the "Expanding Files" section it gets about 30%
> and then a dialog comes up saying installation cancelled machine could not
> boot (or something to that effect). The compatibility test says I should
> able to install fine but no joy so far. (and yes I have updated the BIOS
> "Rock" wrote:
>> "mapexvenus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
>> > Can I upgrade Windows XP Media Center Edition to Vista Business?
>> No, not as an in place upgrade. See this link. The green dots allow in
>> place upgrades, the yellow mean a custom install where apps will have to
>> reinstalled from original media. Use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on the
>> installation to save a copy of data and settings. After the install of
>> Vista, install apps, then bring in the data with WET.
>> You can upgrade MCE to VHP or to Ultimate.
>> Rock [MVP - User/Shell]