Need help installing Media Center with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xavious85, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. xavious85 macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    So I'm trying to install XP Media Center with Boot Camp.

    If you don't know, Media Center is 2 discs and the eject key doesn't work until you install the boot camp drivers once inside of windows.

    So, is there a way around this? I've scoured the internet and haven't really found anything. A few people did mention a program called "eject" and to access it from a thumb drive but I don't understand how to access it.

    Another way to do this might be to slipstream the 2 discs onto 1 DVD but I can't find any guides on the internet. Can anyone point me to one?
  2. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    Hmm... I'm not sure about this... Can you restart your machine and pick up right where you left off? If so, eject the CD by holding down the mouse button or the eject button.
  3. johnnj macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not here
    If the reboot/eject idea doesn't work, have you considered giving Vista Premium a shot? It includes Media Center (so does Ultimate).

    I used to use a home theater PC based on XPMC and when I upgraded to Vista and used its Vista Media Center (VMC) I found it to be a much better user experience. All your XPMC plugins will work, if you're using any.

    I'm usually a strong proponent of XP, but I think that the VMC is one area where Vista is superior


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