Quick Media Center Add On Key Question.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by rompacka, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    If I do KMS activation, and then use the free Media Center Add On Key, will it activate Windows permanently, or will it expire after the 180 days?

    I ask because I seen somewhere that said this is true and I wanted to confirm.
     
  2. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Permanently because upgrade keys act as Retail replacing the old KMS history.
     
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  3. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Ok... SO... we have Windows 8 Pro for free?

    Can we just install Windows 8 without any key THEN switch to Pro+Media Center with the free key and then activate?
     
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  4. sausuke

    sausuke MDL Novice

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    I tried that but it won't work because you need to activate the windows first before using the WMC keys
     
  5. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    I have two more questions,

    1. Can we add Media Center after Feb 1st if we used the key before then and had to reinstall Windows?
    2. Can we use generic install key (ends with CRYQH) to do an upgrade install?
     
  6. rompacka

    rompacka MDL Novice

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    BUMP, does anyone have answers?
     
  7. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Basically yes, but you need to activate it via KMS before.
    Happy Microsoft.. :sith:
     
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  8. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    What is gonna happen if somebody will use WMC key durinh the setup?:confused:
     
  9. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Sounds like that the setup won't accept the key.
     
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