Can't install Media Center - Help!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Leica, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    I just installed Windows 8 Pro (x64) VL successfully. It is all activated (via KMS) and working fine.

    Now I want to add Windows Media Center. When I click on add new features. It does not exist! Is it because it is the volume license. If so what can I do then? How can I add WMC???

    Please help me as I just got a TV tuner usb stick and I really badly need WMC. I don't mind paying $10 for it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    why not read? This ship has left harbour :eek: and VL versions never could be WMCerized
     
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  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Windows 8 Pro installed from the Volume License ISO does not have the Add Features wizard, and as such it appears to be impossible to install the Windows Media Pack. You will need to install a retail version to have WMC! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    Oh well that is terrible news :(

    Then I have to find a retail ISO of Win 8 Pro. And even then, how can I then activate that with my KMS server???

    Please help!

    Thanks.

    P.S. Is there a (better?) alternative to WMC? I want my MTV!!!
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You can activate a Pro Retail same way as the VL against a KMS host, simply input a VL-Key first, then activate.

    As Paul already stated the WMC-Trick isnĀ“t working anymore. Check out XBMC as an alternative.
     
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  6. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    WMC works only throught telephone activate, just do as slave77 said and then disconnect from the internet and select activate via phone.. follow instructions given and then BACKUP! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Leica

    Leica MDL Member

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    OK so I need to get hold of the Retail ISO then change the keys to VL, etc. Seems easy enough :)

    So then where do I find me a Retail ISO?

    And thanks for the tip about XBMC. I will indeed check it out.

    Now help me find the Retail ISO!
     
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  9. PaulDesmond

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  10. s1ave77

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    #11 s1ave77, Jan 24, 2013
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    On the site i linked (under details) or here at the repository: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/29322-The-Official-Windows-8-Repository are mentioned the SHA1-Values you can compare with the ones on download-sites, obviously they should match exactly.
    For downloaded files see file-properties / checksum-tab.

    For english ISOs:
    Code:
    Windows 8 RTM English, 64-bit (x64)
    Size: 3.33 GB SHA-1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4
     Download: en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso
    Windows 8 RTM English, 32-bit (x86)
    Size: 2.45 GB SHA-1: 22D680EC53336BEE8A5B276A972CEBA104787F62
     Download: en_windows_8_x86_dvd_915417.iso
     
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  11. redroad

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    #13 s1ave77, Jan 24, 2013
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  13. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Yes that is correct it is imperative to check the hash of begining Iso as well as the final ISO when converting to be confident of install .. :biggrin: