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Windows XP media center edition installation

johndgregory asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am trying to reinstall Windows XP Media Center Edition after installation of a new motherboard. I am using the CDs I got when I bought my system in 2005 - two CDs. I have got part way through the second disk when it has asked me for files that are not on the CD. They are allegedly part of Service Pack 2, which I don't have.

I managed to find a couple of them in another Windows system I had access to, but it has stuck me on oobedisk.htm.  Nowhere.

THe MS Tech Forum says that I should go back to the first disk, which is SP2. Apparently that has worked for some poeple. Not for me. I found another tech blog that went through an extremely complex capture of SP2 - but could not put it onto a disk because the file structure is deeper than a CD could handle (I don't know any of this) - he managed to put it onto another partition of his drive, and recopied, and reinstalled etc etc - and it worked. BUt he found oobedisk in Service pack/i386. I have looked there in another system and found nothing.

So: I am stalled at 3 in the moring a disk and a half through an installation, with a lot of reinstallation of programs in front of me - IF I can get WP installed.

Where do I get oobedisk.htm?

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