Updating xp to media center
The simplest answer is to stick with Windows 7 (or Windows 8.1 with the Media Center Pack add-on) and forgo the free Windows 10 upgrade completely.Media Center still works on those operating systems, which will be supported until 20, respectively.
If you aren't afraid to roll your sleeves up and learn the ins and outs of a new platform, Media Portal comes recommended.
wiki How is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Windows Media Center was Microsoft's media PC interface, and allowed you to record live TV, manage and playback your media, and more.
To create this article, 15 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Media Center has been discontinued, but you can still get it for Windows 7 or 8.1.
Over successive versions, Media Center was upgraded significantly, to include support for high-definition TV, Cable Card-based tuners, and an SDK that enabled apps from third-party sources like Netflix as well as support for playback of Blu-ray discs.
An independent Media Center community, The Green Button (named after the signature home button on a Media Center remote control), was so successful that it was purchased by Microsoft in 2008.
The team developing Media Center features was broken up in 2009, shortly after delivering the final Media Center code for Windows 7.