Microsoft Still Emailing Media Center Keys?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by DivinityCycle, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. DivinityCycle

    DivinityCycle MDL Novice

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    Hey guys,

    I have successfully obtained a product key for Windows Media Center through the current Microsoft giveaway.

    However, I have attempted to obtain another key, which will be used on the media center computer I am building for my parents. I requested keys using about 5 different email addresses last weekend, so its been 3+ days, and so far I haven't received anything in reply.

    Can anyone confirmed you received an WMC key from Microsoft in the last 48 hours or so?

    I suspect their automated systems have just become bogged down with requests and are processing them as fast as possible, which is still slower than the expected 72 hours.

    Anyone know if they're doing anything weird like "one key per IP address" or something like that? I believe I have requested keys from both my home and work internet connections without success, so I'm not sure WTF else to do.
     
  2. Arachnoid

    Arachnoid MDL Novice

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    Yes the wait is getting longer, I finally got one of several I asked for after around 4-5 days
     
  3. DivinityCycle

    DivinityCycle MDL Novice

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    Many thanks, guys. That's exactly why I came to this forum. My Digital Life is awesome :) I'll just hunker down and be patient.
     
  4. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    I got three so far, the last one I got on the 28th yesterday :cool:
     
  5. Romar31

    Romar31 MDL Novice

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    I have 10 unsused keys. they do send keys still but you may try to wait.
     
  6. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

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    the server handling the requests and posting the keys out is running on Windows RT..... so be very patient :smartass:

    or maybe Julie Larson-Green is just too busy redecorating her new office with tiles to care about your request for a key.... :D
     
  7. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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    i emailed for one 9 days,4days and 2days ago with different emails and i haven't received one yet,so i thought i'd see if i could buy one,a store salesman sold me win 8 pro pack with wmc,told me it was win 8 pro with wmc,couldn't do anything with it as i already had pro,got a refund anyway,i rang microsoft for one and they couldn't give me one over the phone,why do they make it so hard to get wmc. :(
     
  8. Romar31

    Romar31 MDL Novice

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    Sent you a key. check your pm inbox.
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Did you really bought an pirated Windows 8 Pro with WMC from an Store?:dontgetit:

    Best at moment maybe would be:
    • install Windows 8 Pro (may you use the Windows 8 Pro WMC Pack you bought)
    • use an MS Client Key for installation (check on MDL and/or MS for those Key)
    • activate using KMS (read the stickies at MDL)
    • and wait for the WMC Key to arrive
    • or buy one from MS for US$ 9.99
    After activation with KMS you could at any time access the Add Features to Windows 8 way to key in or buy an WMC Key for the WMC to work on your already KMS activated Windows 8 Pro.
     
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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Sorry missed that because I was write my post!

    That is for sure the best way!!
     
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  11. butkic

    butkic MDL Novice

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    Could you send me pls one cd-key to? Thank you
    I waited 1 week and still i dont have any.
     
  12. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    pl33s-d0n0t-r3qst-k3ys-h3r3
     
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  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    First: Posting of key's are against the rules!
    second: once a key used once could use on the same computer again only NOT any other!
     
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  14. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Is this anywhere confirmed or just guessing?
    Never tested it and I just don't belive things that many people just write as it is one of the most dicusses issue (also with many people that just rewind catch-phrases)
     
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  15. robonzio

    robonzio MDL Junior Member

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    #15 robonzio, Nov 30, 2012
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    ^^ I think u misunderstand the key he was posting.
    "pl33s-d0n0t-r3qst-k3ys-h3r3" means : Please dont request keys here
     
  16. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Rule 3.4 No requesting, posting or sharing of keys and serials, especially unique keys of paid applications. Exception: Generic OEM_SLP keys of windows OS are allowed since they are universal at preinstalled systems. ( the latter has been changed after DCMA)

    ...and sum of us have a sense of humour :cool:
     
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  17. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    lol yes, i quoted wrong ;) - It was only about
    ;)
     
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  18. banrek

    banrek MDL Novice

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    I've been trying for over a week to get my hands on 1 key but no luck so far.
    I have tried everything, different IPs, different emails gmail,hotmail,aol,yahoo(x3)..any suggestions?
     
  19. thisorthat

    thisorthat MDL Novice

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    That is classic!!
     
  20. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    #20 Jessica Alba, Nov 30, 2012
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    this just made my day:boxing::suicide::wallbash::roll1::rastabanana: