I recently got an HP computer (HP Pavilion a1640n). However, when I purchased it I was not educated enough to know that Windows Media Center was incompatible with several audio editing and music production programs and even hardware.
This is very very frustrating to me, since it is one of my hobbies to make music.
I proceeded to try to install Windows XP Pro and it does not seem possible. I read somewhere that it is impossible to upgrade Windows XP Media Center to Windows XP Pro. So, I proceeded to take out my hard drive and install an empty drive. I tried to install Windows XP Pro onto this hard drive so that I could later choose which operating system to boot onto.
Even with a blank Hard Drive and no other hard drive attatched I was unable to install Windows XP Pro. It would just say loading all these different drivers and then "starting windows" and then give me the blue screen of death. This was via a boot up from the CD.
I really am not the most computer illiterate guy, and I have no idea how to go about this. Anyone who has an idea about why I can't install windows on this computer, please help me. I will do whatever it takes to figure this out and be able to use my music software and hardware. I can't even plug my guitar in as it stands...