Windows 8 media center key replaces and activates upgrade key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by FattysGoneWild, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    During my last install. When I put in my media center key. It actually replaced the upgrade key with that key and deactivated my installation. I clicked on reactivate and it activated fine again but put back in my original upgrade key. Sounds confusing I know. Please try to follow. So, today. I added my media center key once again. As I had to do another reinstall a few days ago. I just did not add media center until a few mins ago. Once added. It replaced my upgrade key with the media center key and says I am activated. Wtf is MS doing? So, this leads me to my next question. If I do a reinstall down the line of Windows 8. Can I use the media center key and Windows 8 will activate with media center as well? Or go back the way I have been doing it. Install Windows 8 with upgrade key and then add features with media center using that key? :eek::confused:
  2. S_A_S

    S_A_S MDL Member

    Oct 16, 2012
    If you make a Win8 with WMC (how to) install media, you can enter after setup your WMC key. Otherwise you need to use your firts setup senario eg: Win8 -> activate -> upgrade to WMC -> activate.