THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM
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-dateand that they stay that wayby running the Automatic Updates Setup Wizard and visiting the Media Center Support Page.