Media Centre And KMS Activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by craftbrewer, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    I hope some-one can help.

    I know that Media Centre is not a feature of Windows 8, and to get it at present you can use the free update via Microsoft website. The problem here of course is it converts your Windows 8 to a retail version.

    My questions are simple

    1. Has anyone found a way to add Media Centre and keep KMS activation

    2. If impossible what similar program are people using to replace Media Centre
     
  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    1 : impossible
    2: ?

    Retail is much better than KMS as it is forever. You can activate Pro with KMS, and then use a retail WMC key to activate the WMC to retail.
     
  3. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    Yes I have done that on a couple of computers, BUT I am looking down the line when you wont get that free upgrade offer. We now have basically a permanent activation now via KMS (running your own server), so its now as good as retail.

    So if I do want to keep KMS activation my question remains

    1. Has anyone found a way to add Media Centre and keep KMS activation

    2. If impossible what similar programs are people using instead of Media Centre for W8
     
  4. woot332

    woot332 MDL Senior Member

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    Not impossible lol basically you downgrade to pro sku and patch wmc policy check.
    As for similar programs like wmc use google
     
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  5. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, forgive my ignorance

    BUT how does one do that??????

    I would like to test this on a computer with solely KMS activation.
     
  6. woot332

    woot332 MDL Senior Member

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    Im gonna upload some files l8tr and how to.
     
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