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I have been asked several questions recently related to setting up an Xbox 360 with a Windows XP Media Center 2005 system for use as a Media Center Extender. I recently found a pretty good FAQ page that is posted on the Media Center site that I wanted to link to here. Specifically, the following topics are covered:
There are also several other topics covered in this FAQ. I encourage you to take a look at this page if you run into any questions about what features are available with an Xbox 360 Media Center Extender or about how to setup an Xbox 360 to act as an Extender.
There are also some useful links on the Xbox site related to Media Center and PC connectivity issues:
Over the weekend I talked about From the Expert Zone: Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender. A quick visit
Hello. I am pulling my hair out trying to find a solutiong to my problem.
I am trying to set up my XBox360 with my MCE05 PC.
I make it to the xbox screen that directs me to www.xbox.com/pcsetup. I then try to download and install Media Center Extender software.
I then download and run this exe: XboxMCE05Lit-enu.exe.
It looks like it's installing; then I get the following message:
"Media Center Extender software does not support dynamic disks. Do you want to install Windows Media Connect?"
I click "Yes."
Media Center pops up and says:
"Unsupported Operating System- Media Center Extender Software requires Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. This computer is running an unsupported version of Windows XP."
OK. I've been at this all night. I have checked every place I can to ensure I have right version.
Media center/settings/about media center/software version says: Win XP MCE2005 version: 5.1.2715.3011 Update rollup 2.
System Properties/General says Win XP MCE2002 SP2.
HKEY_Localmachine_etc. . . say ident 4.0
I cant get this extender loaded and this is keeping me from finishing the xbox360 setup.
Any help or a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Carl - I haven't heard of this issue before. You can find a list of log files created by Xbox 360 PC Setup at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/03/21/556297.aspx. Can you gather those logs, zip them up and send them to me so I can take a look and see if I can figure anything out? You can send the logs to Aaron.Stebner (at) microsoft (dot) com.
Aaron- I sent you the logs you requested via email. Thanks for your help.
Hello i am trying to figure out why i cannot use my 360 on my pc. i have the EXACT information as carl.morris has and i need to know if anyone can help. my email is aznk1d2(at)aol(dot)com HELP PLEASE
Hi Aznk1d2 - The issue on Carl Morris' system was that the system had the C drive configured as a dynamic disk. Xbox 360 PC setup and Media Center extenders do not support that. Carl had to update the partitions on his hard drive to allow installation of Xbox 360 PC setup to succeed. This might help on your system as well.