Windows 8 Media Center Pack product key on 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ccoltmanm, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ccoltmanm

    ccoltmanm MDL Novice

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    I have a Windows 8 Media Center Pack product key from the free promotion a year ago. I have activated it already, but since have uninstalled Windows 8. I am not looking to install 8.1 and try again.

    Having said that, how do I know what version of Windows my key is good for? I am sure I can go to the repository to get the download. Is there a proven way of upgrading to 8.1 and then using the key I have already to activate 8.1?
     
  2. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    I guess you are talking about the Build No. of 8.1, i hope it can be anything there are only 2 builds one RTM (9/9/2013) and GA (10/17/2013). You can use your WMC Key on any builds, that won't be a problem.
     
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  3. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Try this to download 8.1 then you can use your key after a new installation and use this only for installation of core/pro and wmc. Then you could use slmgr -ipk with you key and activate the product.
     
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  4. pmpkn2826

    pmpkn2826 MDL Novice

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    thanks ... was hoping i could do this ...:worthy:
     
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