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Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 rollup to 2005

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Old 10-01-2008
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Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 rollup to 2005

Is it possible to upgrade from Media Center 2002 to Media Center 2005. I do not want to purchase Media Center 2005. I just to upgrade that instantly and I had seen it is easier to upgrade then installing and configuring everything from scratch. But I do not want to install that through CD or any other mode. I hope there will be some option available that can provide me this option but still it does not work. I had tried to find the upgrade on official Microsoft website. There is no clear information available on the upgrade download. I am redirected to the the initial version download page.

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Old 17-11-2008
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There is no way to find a upgrade patch for the same. You have to download and install that from scratch. You will need to buy the same. There are chances that you might get upgrade from older edition of Windows Media Center to the newer upgrade. I had seen that it is possible to get upgrade from older edition but not directly finding a upgrade and not paying for the same. You will need to find a old version alteast from somewhere. If you are not willing to play for the edition you must go for some open source edition.
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Old 18-11-2008
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I am having Windows Media Center 2002. I can from here upgrade to Media Center 2005 at a reasonable price. It is correct that if you are not willing to pay you can go for a open source edition. There are many edition of third party media center which is available on the web. I am using a third party software that is working quiet well with all additions and even with the remote. There is no upgrade download available for the same. I had also searched to find that on web but at last I bought the installation.
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