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Okay, the convert to iPod part might be cool.
 

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Draconis said:
$99 a year for TiVo service? Ouch!
Well that's TiVo all over, always got their palm stuck out expecting payment. I'll stick with my MCE 2005 PC with no annual charge, thank you very much.
 

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Well that's TiVo all over, always got their palm stuck out expecting payment. I'll stick with my MCE 2005 PC with no annual charge, thank you very much.
!rolling

Someone else who uses Windows XP MCE 2005!

(Guess I should put a TV tuner in there one of these days.)
 

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Didn't the PC come with a tuner? If so, that's odd because that's one of the great things you can do with those PCs.
 

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Draconis said:
Nah, I built the PC myself and grabbed the copy of Windows XP MCE out of the Microsoft Action Pack.

If you have the money to subscribe to one I highly recommend it.

https://partner.microsoft.com/40016455
Eligibility Requirements
You must meet the following eligibility requirements to subscribe to MAPS:

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Your business must be eligible to be a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.
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You must be a Registered Member of the Microsoft Partner Program and your membership must be current. If you are not a member, enroll or re-enroll today. It takes about 15 minutes, and there is no charge to you.
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You must be designated as the account administrator either for the specific location or for the global organization. (Only one subscription per organization per country is allowed.)
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You must pass an online training and assessment (with a score of 70 percent or higher) every two years. Any person in your organization can complete the course and meet the requirement. Be sure that you use the same Windows Live ID that is on your Partner Membership Center profile when signing in to the Partner Learning Center to complete the course. Small Business Specialists who are current in their Small Business Specialist Community enrollment do not need to take an additional assessment to subscribe.

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Sounds like its a Business only thing.
You could, however, sign up for TechNet ($149.99 IIRC), which has a similar program.
 

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Technet doesn't offer the MCE 2005 OS for download unfortunately.
 

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bidger said:
Technet doesn't offer the MCE 2005 OS for download unfortunately.
Thanks for the update.

That being said... Say shwhaaaat?!?!
The MVP told me I could get copies all the way back to Windows 3.1
Hmmmmm.

The only reason I'm NOT a Technet sub. is because I too am a MAPS guy thanks to some comrades who own/run a decent computer shop here in town (who I did validly work for, lol).

Going back now...
Thanks for the heads up. Bummer.
 
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