Windows 8.1 Enterprise Media Center?

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  1. kroff

    kroff MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if the Enterprise/Pro edition of Win 8.1 activated by KMS/MAK has the option to get the WMC addon.
    I went back to Win7 with WMC from Win 8 Pro, because i couldn't get WMC on a KMS/MAK activated Win8.

    Thanks

    kroff
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    enterprise and VL versions are not to be intended to run WMC by design
     
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  3. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    I will contact Microsoft VLSC and tell them about your request. Hope you can wait till then can you? :D
     
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  4. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    what does this wmc do and what is it for ?
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    play movies, watch TV et cetera
     
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  6. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    u mean windows media player ?

    how do you watch tv ?
     
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    Outcast MDL Member

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    CableCard: http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CableCARD
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    no, not the media player but the Windows Media center which is an addon to pro version. was free in Windows 7 but you get charged now since W8 for it
     
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  9. mutley

    mutley MDL Novice

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    Has anyone tried the new Windows Media center in win8/8.1. Is it any better or different then win7 version?
     
  10. dwDigitalLife

    dwDigitalLife MDL Junior Member

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    Enterprise Version intended to Be Corporate Use Only & Any Corporate Wan't Maximum Time From There Employees.
    WMC is Intended For Entertainment Means Time-Pass :D
     
  11. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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  12. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    You don't even need the files to make Windows To Go moderate provides. You can easily install / apply the Install.wim on UFD and you're done. The Enterprise Tool is more or less just an UI.

    I'm working on something (needs some more time) that also includes WMC for Enterprise.
    If it's a success I will post it...
     
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  13. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    agreed, there have been many difficult things that have been done. Someone might just do it. Like I dunno Mr Jinje :D
     
  14. Mr Jinje

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  15. jpickerell

    jpickerell MDL Novice

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    KNARZ,

    Any luck on loading MWC in the Enterprise (or even VL version of Pro for that matter) versions of Windows 8/8.1? I have properly licensed version of Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise and it would be fantastic to be able to get back my WMC functionality.

    Thanks

     
  16. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    If you want to make WMC work on Enterprise, there are two steps required:
    1. Rip it from W8-1 Pro-WMC edition
    2. Crack the edition version check

    There are MDL users like Woot or Jan1 capable to do the 2nd step.
    Maybe somebody should create new thread about it... :)
     
  17. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    There are a thread kind of about it:

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/49715
     
  18. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Yes, I can successfully run WMC on Enterprise but this needs hacked Kernel-Licensing. Unfortunatly nobody want's to go deeper with it. Patching files indeed is the next possible solution but hacking/patching/hook the kernel-licensing with e.g. a driver or rootkit would open much more interessting features for client/server as just looking for patches one application after another.

    ATM I'm very busy. maybe next week I can release some stuff as described in my thread.
     
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  19. ali4773

    ali4773 MDL Novice

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    have u get any success ?
     
  20. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    forget it. If you need that crap, dowmgrade to 8 pro and try to install WMC or install from scratch new OS 8pro which allows adding that feature
     
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