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My Sony Vaio came with MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION 2005. I don't know why, but it is no longer installed. The COA key code numbers are on the back stickers. How do I re-install it? Do I need a recovery disc? Can I order one, if so?

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If you have the key you should be able to borrow the installation disk. The software will

install with the original key. If you have no other option the software can be purchased

at this link.


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HI there,

If you go to eBay and type "windows xp media center edition" into the search window, it will shunt you to a page where there is a full install retail disc there for sale now for $55 plus shipping.

If your machine is a Dell, they offer a little known "One Time Only" recovery media replaement for free. Go to this page and fill out the information and for your reason for the replacement choose "Missing/LosIf/Damaged media. If they write you that the machine is out of warranty, write back and explain that Dell has extended this courtesy for years and perhaps the agent should speak with his supervisor. This has worked for me 100% on at least 50 Dells I have repaired.

https://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dellcare/en/backupcd_form%20


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You can't. It is proprietary software from Microsoft and they guard it religiously. Borrow a CD from a friend who has the *exact* same edition you have and make a copy. Then if you need to re-install, the Certificate Of Authenticity Key number (COA) on the sticker on your computer should let you install. For desk top computers it is usually stuck to the side or back of the case. On laptops, it is on the bottom. That COA number is your proof that you paid for the operating system when you bought the machine. Even if you bought it used.

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Windows Media Center Edition is exactly that; an "Edition" of XP Pro. If you go to My Computer and then click on System Properties, you will likely be comforted to see that you indeed have Windows Media Center Edition 2005.

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Try the following:

Click Start-> Run
Type msconfig and press Enter
Click on the Startup tab
Click Disable All
Click Services tab
Click on the checkbox Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable All
Click Apply and Close


Restart the computer.

When it starts again, you will get a notification about using the system configuration utility.

Click the checkbox for Do not show this again

Click Ok


Now try to install your application and let me know


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Click Start>All Programs>Accessories>Media Center>Media Center. That should get you going again.

Do you not have a Media Center remote for your computer?

Thanks for using Fixya.

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where did the CD to install come from?

answer - buy a C.O.A. / OEM install CD

You want a hacked version of Winders, this is not the forum for you.


There are product key checking programs available to find your current key.

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