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After you complete your Media Center's software setup using the steps outlined in this chapter, you'll have created a solid platform for building your personalized entertainment experience. Here's all you need to do to finish setting up a centralized, single point of control for all your audio, video, and photographic media:

  • Turn on your Media PC and use your remote control to activate the First Run Wizard.

  • Follow the wizard's prompts to set up your Internet connection, TV signal, and electronic program guide.

  • After you get your Internet, video, and data feeds configured, Media Center is ready to run. This is a good time to take a tour and view the highlights of your Media Center user interface.

  • To get some ideas and inspiration about what you can accomplish with your Media PC, watch the introduction video Microsoft provides.

  • If you're new to Windows XP, or just in need of a short refresher course, take advantage of one of the interactive tutorials on your hard drive.

  • Make sure that your operating system and Media Center software are entirely up-to-date—and that they stay that way—by running the Automatic Updates Setup Wizard and visiting the Media Center Support Page.

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