Mod Edit: MRL topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic418156.html/page__p__2402001#entry2402001 ~ Hamluis.
I have my original Recovery Disks from many many years ago. (2004/5) for my Windows Media Center PC.
In that time I know there have been many releases of SPs and bug fixes.
I was pointed to a thread to create a slipstream version with the service packs integrated.
However, the machine came with no separate OS disc - The only things I have are the recovery disk (a recovery tools disc too) and a separate standalone copy of Windows XP Pro (gotta find that disk) that I acquired many years afterward.
If I were to use the XP Pro - what features/functionality that came with Media Center would stop working (not that I necessarily use those today)
Also what drivers/tools/features native to the HP machine wouldn't work - or would all that be retrievable from the HP site.
And if there is a question I should be asking, but haven't - ask it for me and answer it!
Thank you all.
Edited by hamluis, 17 September 2011 - 08:08 AM.