Can You Still Activate A Free Windows Media Center Key Obtain From Microsoft

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by UTDKING, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. UTDKING

    UTDKING MDL Junior Member

    Oct 26, 2012
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    Hi All,
    I have a couple of question for you
    My freiend wants to purchase the genuine M$ Windows 8 Pro upgrade Discs from his local pc world shop for around £50, He knows he will have no problems upgrading as he ran windows 8 upgrade advisor
    He Knows the activation should go ok as he is buying genuine DVD
    But now for my question
    Question 1
    My friend requested a free WMC key from M$ about a month ago, Will he still be able to apply that key & end up with a system running windows 8 pro + WMC & activated
    Question 2
    If my friend needs to re-install will re-applying the WMC key still work
    Please advise to help someone who`s unsure
     
  2. Tribbiani

    Tribbiani MDL Novice

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    1. Yes.
    2. Yes. Make sure your friend uses WMC key before the end of January, otherwise it won't work.
     
  3. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Here every thing you mentioned is genuine & will work fine in both cases..

    Advice him to use ATM to backup activation. First backup pro activation & then pro+wmc activation. Later he can use backup in event of reinstall...
     
  4. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Yes

    ?2)
    To be sure backup activation
     
  5. UTDKING

    UTDKING MDL Junior Member

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    thanks all
    I will let my friend know
    Just one more question for myself this time i have genuine Windows 8 Pro+WMC Activated
    I have a backup of my activation with WMC, But didnt make a backup of the Windows 8 activation as i assume that
    i have the upgrade disc that i downloaded from M$ & my serial key so i guess re-installing & applying the key it would activate
    Then i assume putting in my WMC & apply the features then restarting the system it would activate
    Is that correct
    Thanks all
    great site
     
  6. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Yes but how many times you can reactivated without making call to M$ is not sure... Activation backup just save us from consuming reactivation count...