Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

80 posts

Master Geek

# 39118 9-Aug-2009 17:17
Send private message

Hi everyone

I recently built a HTPC and found a lot of useful threads in the Geekzone forums for when I was stuck on something - realised it's time to sign up so I can blurt out my other questions to the forums!

The HTPC was my first shot at putting together a computer, seems to be working ok and am just in the process of setting up MCE/Media Portal. It runs Windows Xp and Vista although my main computer is a 24" iMac G5 desktop which I use for internet access and playing way too much Halo online.

Last year I built a MAME arcade machine (see profile pic). It is loosely based on a 1983 Mario Brothers arcade machine in that the colours and graphics are the same, I designed the shape of the cabinet though, and it runs off an old G3 iMac inside which is hooked up to an old tv as the monitor.

Networking is a real pain for me at the moment, I have the HTPC running Vista and XP, the Mac running Coot Camp with Mac OS 10.5 and Windows XP, and my partners laptop running Vista. The network is run through an Airport Express and is working at the moment, will be on the forums next time it breaks down!


Create new topic
1539 posts

Uber Geek


  # 244477 9-Aug-2009 17:28
Send private message

Hello and Welcome to Geekzone

Can I ask why Xp And Vista on the HTPC?

80 posts

Master Geek

  # 244480 9-Aug-2009 17:33
Send private message


I went with XP Media Center Edition because it's (apparently) more stable and easy to use than the Vista equivalent. The only reason I stuck Vista on there was that I had a copy already and wanted to play Halo 2 which only runs on Vista. Normally I hate Vista, but maybe it's just misunderstood...

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35

Amazon Studios announces New Zealand as location for its upcoming series based on The Lord of the Rings
Posted 18-Sep-2019 17:24

The Warehouse chooses Elasticsearch service
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:55

Voyager upgrades core network to 100Gbit
Posted 18-Sep-2019 13:52

Streaming service Acorn TV launches in New Zealand with selection with British shows
Posted 18-Sep-2019 08:55 announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30

Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37

OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42

New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24

Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46

Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43

Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40

Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38

Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25

Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.