Media center key time wait

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by snorge, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. snorge

    snorge MDL Novice

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    How long has it been taking for the WMC keys to go out now? Ordered mine Sunday and haven't received it yet. Funny thing is this is for a legit copy used with my MS account so thought I should have had it by now.
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn’t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The last few Key's I ordered, I received direct within a few minutes, the last one today. On the other hand, I've listen from others that they had problems with Hotmail, Yahoo and other such e-mail accounts.
     
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  4. snorge

    snorge MDL Novice

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    yes obviously but there were quite a few reports before of people not receiving them within that time.
     
  5. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    I have tried several e-mail accounts now since last Wednesday, so a week today. Have not got any e-mails from Microsoft with the keys. Last time I tried (on release day, I got them within 48 hours). I have checked my SPAM filter, and the e-mail accounts was never used on any Microsoft site before.
    Have tried a total of 5 e-mail addresses the last week. So no luck getting more free WMC keys. Have also tried from several IP locations, to make sure they do not blocl IP's after getting 5 keys.
     
  6. Arachnoid

    Arachnoid MDL Novice

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    No keys here either and yes I did ask yesterday but the thread way deleted.
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just ordered one more! Let see how long it would take?!
     
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  8. snorge

    snorge MDL Novice

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    Maybe after all the publicity the whole "Win 8 for free" thing has been getting on major tech news sites the past week they have changed something or are in the process of it. Wouldn't surprise me if they are adding some kind of verification where you need to enter a legit key first.
     
  9. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    i just requested some couple of days ago. i received them within 12 Hours.
     
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  10. rozariffin

    rozariffin MDL Novice

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    What email provider that u use? I'm using all kind of email provider, so far no luck
     
  11. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    i used hotmail , gmail, and yahoo.
     
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  12. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    iCloud, Windows Live Mail, and AOL all work fine.
     
  13. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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  14. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    lol that's cool never heard such a thing. anyways i got about 3 keys witch i probably will never use lol
     
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  15. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Then why did you even request em, they are only valid until 31.01.2013
     
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  16. win98_SE

    win98_SE MDL Novice

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    #17 win98_SE, Nov 28, 2012
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    The key I got was passed 72 hours, last month. Haven't used it since I'm on ENT, but plan to migrate to Pro next month... Heh might just try to get a 2nd one with another email :cool: Question... After the Jan 2013 (when the keys are no longer given), does anyone know if you can continue to reinstall Windows using that key (w/ KMS) and be Genuine/Activated still? (or even not use the key, till after the period) Or must your system be activated during the key giveaway period and no longer reuse they key after?
     
  17. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    It's not known what happens to already activated Keys after 31. Jan... can only wait and see. Microsoft only states that you have to activate before the 31. Jan.
    You are supposed to use Reset/Refresh anyway, which keep the Activation if not corrupted.
     
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  18. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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