XBMC v13.1 "Gotham" has been released! See Gotham FAQ for details.
HOW-TO:Install XBMC for Windows
|Windows||HOW-TO:Install XBMC for Windows|
The installation of XBMC for Windows is straightforward like most other Windows applications. After the installation you can immediately start using XBMC, all you need is in the program. You can use the keyboard to walk through XBMC.
Download the latest version from http://xbmc.org/download/ and install it. For most users the offered default settings are sufficient, if not, change them accordingly.
To start XBMC find it under the Windows Start button in a Program Group called XBMC.
Add one or more sources in Videos, Music and/or Photos, see Media Sources and you are ready to play your media.
1 Uninstalling of XBMC for Windows
Go to "Add or Remove Programs" in the "Control Panel" under Windows then choose to remove "XBMC".
2 Upgrading XBMC for Windows
Unless your copy of XBMC is more than two years old, simply installing a newer version of XBMC over an older version should cause no problems. If you are upgrading your copy of XBMC, it is ALWAYS recommended that you backup your data: Backup.