- MS Visual C++
- Windows Media Player 11 (must be installed separately if not already installed)
- MS SQL Express OR MySQL (If you wish to watch TV using MediaPortal).
To download Windows Media Player 11 and MS SQL Express, the installer will give a link to download from Microsoft's website, and where the file should be saved.
If using a 64 bit version of Windows, you will need to rename the MS SQL Express download, from "sqlexpr.exe" (the name used by Microsoft) to "splexpr64sqlexpr64.exe" (the name expected by MediaPortal).