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VISTA Home Premium and my HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 4DThinker, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. 4DThinker

    4DThinker Godfather

    Dec 17, 2006
    MY PC was stuck with an older version of Media Center and wouldn't even download Media Player 11. Tried hard as I could to trick it into talking with my HR20 but couldn't. Neither box could see the other on my network where they are both hard wired to a common router.

    I ran Microsoft's Vista Adviser which told me I could run Vista with just a few improvements. I added a Gig of RAM and upgraded to a "Vista Capable" video card. I had to trash my old AntiVirus program and most of my CD/DVD burning programs as Vista refused to install while they were on the PC. The "Upgrade" took nearly 4 hours although 45 minutes or so was wasted because the installer found an old dead hard drive (de-activated in XP) and tried to revive it. That drive had crashed and burned almost a year ago and I'd completely forgotten about it.

    Once installed the network settings found the HR20. A double click in it's ICON popped up a screen where I could activate media sharing.

    My point? VISTA home premium upgrade over a Media Center 2004 install DOES play nicely with the HR20. Vista doesn't know how to play with my older Compaq A3000 printer, but I was considering a new one anyway.

    I bought the Vista Home Premium upgrade at Target and used a 10% card to save $16 off the $159 list price.
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