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Old 22-04-2008
boe
 
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Getting Windows Media Center on Windows Server 2008

Hello,

Just about everything MS doesn't enable in 2008 such as sidebar, live mail
etc all work on Windows 2008 - but without the slow performance of Vista.
I have the install disc for Vista and a valid license. If anyone figures a
way to get media center working on this great OS please let me know. A lot
of people who have tried out Win2k8 as a desktop seem very happy and even
though I really really really didn't like Vista because of the slow
performance, I have to admit 2008 seems to do everything Vista SP1 does but
at the speed of XP.

Thanks


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Old 22-04-2008
Meinolf Weber
 
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Re: Getting Windows Media Center on Windows Server 2008

Hello boe,

If you disable a lot of the WORKSTATION features that a lot people like to
have, VISTA will be also faster. So use a server for that it is made.

Best regards

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> Hello,
>
> Just about everything MS doesn't enable in 2008 such as sidebar, live
> mail etc all work on Windows 2008 - but without the slow performance
> of Vista. I have the install disc for Vista and a valid license. If
> anyone figures a way to get media center working on this great OS
> please let me know. A lot of people who have tried out Win2k8 as a
> desktop seem very happy and even though I really really really didn't
> like Vista because of the slow performance, I have to admit 2008 seems
> to do everything Vista SP1 does but at the speed of XP.
>
> Thanks
>



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Old 22-04-2008
boe
 
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Re: Getting Windows Media Center on Windows Server 2008

Thanks - so far I've got just about everything turned on - aero interface,
gadets/sidebar etc and it is running great as a desktop OS! I tried Vista
and it was sluggish - my CPU was always running high - Vista uses up more
memory than XP but CPU and everything else are doing great. I LOVE not
having a reminder every time I boot that I turned off UAC!

"Meinolf Weber" <meiweb(nospam)@gmx.de> wrote in message
news:ff16fb66973d68ca72a703dc230b@msnews.microsoft.com...
> Hello boe,
>
> If you disable a lot of the WORKSTATION features that a lot people like to
> have, VISTA will be also faster. So use a server for that it is made.
>
> Best regards
>
> Meinolf Weber
> Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
> confers no rights.
> ** Please do NOT email, only reply to Newsgroups
> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Just about everything MS doesn't enable in 2008 such as sidebar, live
>> mail etc all work on Windows 2008 - but without the slow performance
>> of Vista. I have the install disc for Vista and a valid license. If
>> anyone figures a way to get media center working on this great OS
>> please let me know. A lot of people who have tried out Win2k8 as a
>> desktop seem very happy and even though I really really really didn't
>> like Vista because of the slow performance, I have to admit 2008 seems
>> to do everything Vista SP1 does but at the speed of XP.
>>
>> Thanks
>>

>
>

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