Windows XP Media Center Edition

Windows XP Media Center Edition

Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 16 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
2005
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
October 12, 2004
Price:
Purchase
Operating Systems:
Windows
Total Downloads:
846,311
Downloads Last Week:
182
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
  • Because of its special hardware feature requirements, Media Center PCs running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 are available only from Microsoft PC manufacturer partners.
  • Publisher's Description

    More Products to Consider

    All User Reviews
    • All Versions:

      1.9

      out of 16 votes

      • 5 star: 3
      • 4 star: 1
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 12
    • Current Version:

      1.9

      out of 16 votes

      • 5 star: 3
      • 4 star: 1
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 12
    • My rating:

      0 stars

      Write review

      Results 1-10 of 16

    • 1 stars

      "Perfect example of CNEt"

      June 23, 2014   |   By Not-My-Problem

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      GET RID OF THIS TEN CHARACTER THINGY.

      Cons

      Link invalid
      Misleading button
      Misleading title
      Misleading description
      Dumb site

      Summary

      Thanks, you professional company you, for publishing a fake download just to get ad revenue. It barely seems true! Why would Microsoft even upload a copy of their OS for people to pirate?

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

    • 1 stars

      "Total rubbish!"

      December 16, 2013   |   By jonn0

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      There are none.

      Cons

      Cnet, just like every other download site, has become synonymous with the word CON. From day one on the Internet, download sites like Cnet, try to fool you with big green buttons, into downloading a download manager or some other software you do not want. Usually they make the download link difficult to see or find.

      This download for media center has brought them into another category completely... i.e. the category of "we don't give a ****", we just want you to click a link so we, (Cnet), can make some money with Microsoft, and screw you the internet user.

      This user will not be visiting Cnet again. You should do the same.

      Summary

      Waste of time guys, there is no download to be had on this page.

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

    • 1 stars

      "MS is rotten"

      May 18, 2012   |   By richiew1963

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      for this, NONE

      Cons

      MS says, "Windows XP Media Center Edition is a version of the Windows XP operating system and is no longer being sold." so why not let us have it??? all they want is for us to upgrade operating systems to make more money, like they really need it...

      Summary

      my respect for MS just dropped really low. somewhere on the internet someone has it and i'm gonna find it...

      Reply to this review Read reply (1)

      Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

    • 1 stars

      "A Non-existant download"

      November 11, 2011   |   By amsterdam1981

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      alerted me to the fact that cnet is no longer what it claims to be

      Cons

      cons of what?
      what are the cons of nothing?
      the fact that its nothing!
      i dont understand!

      Summary

      total waste of time. says on the review rules no profanity, but its better than telling total lies to people to make money

      Updated on Nov 11, 2011

      **********

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

    • 4 stars

      "thanks for all"

      April 03, 2011   |   By ignacioroman

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      thanks for all

      Cons

      thanks for all

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

    • 1 stars

      "Where is it???????????????"

      March 22, 2011   |   By bryang2k3

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      None, the download does not exist.

      Cons

      The download does not exist. Micro$oft won't let you get a good copy of windows, they only let you get what they want. Vista sucks, and 7 ain't much better.

      Summary

      I don't know what the hell is wrong with cnet but this should be removed.

      I ran 7 for a couple of months and found too many things missing that XP has and didn't like the features it had, most are useless.

      MS says media center don't work with XP, you have to install win 7, but Windows XP media center edition has media center so why can't I get a copy of media center for my copy of XP pro?? STUPID MS

      Reply to this review Read replies (4)

      Was this review helpful? (4) (1)

    • 1 stars

      "Please Remove this Link to WMC"

      February 23, 2011   |   By rake69

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      I kinda Like it on my W7 Machine...

      Cons

      CNET Sucks for misleading us to think we can download WMC for XP, I give CNET one star because I cannot give them ZERO stars.

      Summary

      Their are other media center softwares that support the "standard" video file formats, unlike WMC, which only generates WTV files, then needs to be converted to view by most ALL TVs

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

    • 1 stars

      "Microsoft Con Job"

      September 21, 2010   |   By Rick6981

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      None - the download now takes you to Microsoft Window 7 buy it now from Microsoft.

      Cons

      Microsoft wants your money...

      Summary

      Please remove this page from CNet

      Reply to this review Read replies (2)

      Was this review helpful? (4) (1)

    • 1 stars

      "no link to product"

      February 02, 2010   |   By jc364

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      None, since the product cannot be downloaded.

      Cons

      The name of this download is "Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005". However, if you click "Download Now", all you see is a link to upgrade to Windows 7, to "enjoy the latest on Windows Media Center."

      Summary

      The bottom line is that if you want to download Windows Media Center, even the XP version of Windows Media Center, you are going to have to upgrade to Windows 7. And the only reason I can think of is that Microsoft wants your money.

      Reply to this review Read replies (2)

      Was this review helpful? (16) (2)

    • 1 stars

      "no friggin way"

      January 29, 2010   |   By esoxexpress

      Version: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      Pros

      I get winows 7

      Cons

      This is just a screwjob from microsoft, to get everyone on 7

      Reply to this review

      Was this review helpful? (6) (1)

    • Results 1-10 of 16

    Add Your Review

    Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
    You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Add Your Review

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Update your review

    Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
    Submit

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Windows XP Media Center Edition

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK