Solved media center 2002/2005 installation question

April 14, 2013 at 05:34:50
Specs: Windows XP
i'm sure many of us remember the good ol' 'press F6 to install SATA/Raid drivers'

what i can't remember is if this version of windows had that

reason i ask: my father is trying to give his computer a wipe, and before i tell him to go ahead and boot up with the cd i would like to know if he will be able to do it or if i will need to be there (he's not bad with computers, but him getting an error of not seeing his hard drive would send him into a tail spin). as well, he says his disk says 2002 but right clicking computer and properties says 2005

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April 14, 2013 at 06:38:05
XP home, XP Pro, and Vista, will all have a spot to input third party drivers such as the raid or sata controller. Media center is based entirely off XP Pro with a few additions. Whether it will ask your father for disk for the sata controller is a guess. It depends on how old the motherboard etc is. There's only one way to find out, try it. I would make up a cd with the needed driver ahead of time in case it is needed during install. I wouldn't worry about the date thing. One is likely the data of installation.

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April 14, 2013 at 08:20:37
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XP doesn't support SATA devices without "SATA/Raid drivers". Version doesn't matter - Home, Pro, or Media Center - if you have a SATA HDD, you'll either need to load the drivers or reconfigure the BIOS settings.

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