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Master Geek
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# 39118 9-Aug-2009 17:17
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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!


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Uber Geek
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  # 244477 9-Aug-2009 17:28
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Hello and Welcome to Geekzone

Can I ask why Xp And Vista on the HTPC?

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Master Geek
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  # 244480 9-Aug-2009 17:33
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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...

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