I had a problem with my Dimension 8400 and needed to do a reinstall of Windows XP media edition. I have a red dvd which says it is the Reinstallation CD for Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition. Is this the right Cd? I have had this system since June 2005 and of course I did a terrible job of trying to keep the media that came with it and I have also purchased a couple of other systems and just through all the reinstall media together in a box and may have even misplaced some it.
I did already do the reinstall using this red media but no Windows Media Center application shows up as part of my system. If I need to request a new media, could someone help me make sure I request the right one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Some additional information. I did request reinstall media from Dell based on my Service Tag and order number but still would like to get this working sooner rather then having to wait.
I have both the "red" reinstallation CD for Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and the "green" Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP 2.
What reinstallation CD should I be looking for? Will it mention Windows Media Center or can I use the XP Pro CD and be able to select media center as an option?
Thanks in advance,
I have this same problem, I had Windows Media Center Edition at first but only have the instilation cd for Windows Home Edition. I think Dell gave us the wrong cd.
Please help us