Gents, Now that MS has closed the door on the KMS + WMC free Key method to get Win8 Pro Media Center; I'm stumped how to move forward. Although I had activated 3 of the 4 keys MS sent, they were all on my main box, so they'll only continue to work there on the drives I used to install / activate. Windows doesn't transfer hardware platforms so I can't just plug one of the drives in elsewhere. Hence the problem. I was given a Lenovo M55 box (no hard drive - which I have a few spares => or DDR2 Ram -which I had to buy as I gave away all my surplus to needy friends & family). I was going to try Win8 Pro Media Center on it using this method, but I waited too long. So far I really haven't played with Win8 much as I couldn't stand that the basic design is for touch screen, which I don't have, but with the Start Button Apps I thought it may work far better for a desktop. I was only going to use the box to connect to one of my TV /Stereo systems. It would be mostly for Tunes (I've got about 250 Gigs of MP3s) and maybe a bit of web surfing. I already had a Bluetooth MS Keyboard and Dell Mouse that were sitting around, as well as a Asus Wireless N USB stick still in it's box, so I thought all I had to do was buy the Ram and drive on. So now I'm looking for a Plan B. (I may even have to buy Win8 before prices go up Friday. OMG!! ) Is it possible to somehow copy over the required files from one of the activated drives from the other Box to the Lenovo? I know I could leave the Lenovo in a KMS mode but I'd prefer to have it "full retail" so I can forget about maintaining activation. (Set & Forget it.) Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and think about a solution. I sure hope there is an easy way to get the Lenovo working on Win8.