Reinstalling Windows XP Media Edition

Microsoft Windows xp 2005 media center e...
November 18, 2010 at 18:40:20
Specs: Windows Vista
My daughter has a Gateway laptop with Windows XP Media Edition and I want to format the harddrive and put Windows XP back on it. She did not get a installation disk with the computer. The question I have is can I use a Windows XP disk (not Media Edition) to put Windows XP on the laptop and use the key that came with the laptop. Will the computer say the key is wrong because it is not a Media Edition "number"

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November 18, 2010 at 18:55:36
No. Only the XP Media Center disk contains Media Center.

If the laptop was bought new without disks, there are 2 ways to obtain them. Most computers have a program on the hard drive you run to create them. If there wasn't a program that came with it you should be able to contact the company for them.

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November 19, 2010 at 18:39:52
I get the feeling that xp media center is simply xp with some media stuff on it. You should be able to run it in the normal xp way. There may be a way to re-create the disks or some F key at boot to recover to as bought state.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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