How to go back form Windows 8 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8 Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Noxy, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Noxy

    Noxy MDL Novice

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    How to go back form Windows 8 Pro with Media Center to Windows 8 Pro ?

    I removed Media Center form Windows Features but still Windows 8 Pro with Media Center and now i try to go back ot Pro key it
    i get

     
  2. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    It doesn't work. You have to reinstall.
     
  3. bala_digital

    bala_digital MDL Junior Member

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    reinstall afaik
     
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  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    I haven't tried it, but I expect the trick for "downgrading" Windows 7 applies here as well: Edit the registry, change EditionID to "Professional" and ProductName to "Windows 8 Pro" (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version), run setup and do an upgrade.

    BTW, this trick also allowed me to upgrade Windows 7 Enterprise to Windows 8 Pro by changing "Enterprise" to "Ultimate" - normally Enterprise cannot be upgraded to anything.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
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  5. Noxy

    Noxy MDL Novice

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    I don't found Update option and do install with Pro key and keep all my data and files but after installation complete still windows Pro WMC.. so i do clean install now
     
  6. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    The amount of time that it took to figure all of this out and not have it work you could have done a clean install.
     
  7. Arghtefact

    Arghtefact MDL Novice

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    I have the same problem :/
    I tried the "@Myrrh 's tweak but it's not working o_O

    Can I downgrade my Windows 8 edition without reintallation ?
     
  8. ISHO_13

    ISHO_13 MDL Novice

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    I tried to remove it by using restore points but there's not going back it seems....i'm headed to a reinstall
     
  9. saadsmh

    saadsmh MDL Novice

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    go to
    Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features
    turn windows features on or off
    + media feature
    uncheck windows media centre
    wait for loadingand click restart
    all done
     
  10. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    I just upgraded windows 8 release preview to windows 8 pro wmc then did a downgrade to windows 8 pro worked fine !
     
  11. EricMarsi

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    #11 EricMarsi, Aug 15, 2012
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  12. EricMarsi

    EricMarsi MDL Novice

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    #12 EricMarsi, Aug 15, 2012
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  13. Arghtefact

    Arghtefact MDL Novice

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    I found a way (say him if it's works)
    windows 8 upgrade - downgrade helper :
    letitbit.net/download/46646.4835afdf05ebc533986182b63c25/UpDown8.rar.html
    uploaded.net/file/80w2ohm2/UpDown8.rar
    lumfile.com/7ba6szkdq8zh/UpDown8.rar.html
     
  14. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  15. BMW

    BMW MDL Novice

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    Tried that, I can't downgrade to Pro from WMC, it says I already have Pro.

    any solution ?
     
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  16. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    What is the actual error?? I tried it many times with success.
     
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  17. BMW

    BMW MDL Novice

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    It says I already have Pro, which is weird cause I actually have Pro with WMC.
     
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  18. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    You have to do the 'downgrade' using the installation media after using UpDown8.
     
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  19. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @JA
    Btw, Happy New Year!!

    :hug2:
     
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