Windows 8 Media Centre

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  1. abhi8404

    abhi8404 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I have installed Windows 8.1 volume edition with Update 1 and have KMS activation ( genuine). i want to have media centre in my pc. is it possible to have windows media center apart from purchasing a key ?
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Not available with volume activation methods.
     
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  3. abhi8404

    abhi8404 MDL Novice

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    what about with MAK key ?
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    dunno, if you find one let us know how that worked. I don't have mak for wmc, not sure they exist
     
  5. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Vol edition doesn't have WMC in it. :D
     
  6. geobot

    geobot Guest

    You can't add WMC in Volume Edition ISO..
    Download a Retail ISO (contains Core+Pro), install the Pro edition and activate using a Retail key so you can add WMC..
     
  7. abhi8404

    abhi8404 MDL Novice

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    Thank you guys. i dont have any retail key. i am using KMS activation.
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yeah, was waiting for that :doh:. First they all come begging for the VL versions to afterwards wonder why they can't upgrade to ProWMC :p.
     
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  9. abhi8404

    abhi8404 MDL Novice

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    i never used windows media center till now and i am planing to use now. this is why i opened this thread but dint mean to open for fun. Please respect others. i have Legal KMS actiavtion setup and i dont need any keys here. just came her for information
     
  10. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    #10 fkar, Apr 26, 2014
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    Download murphy's Win 8.1 AIO with ProWMC, install ProWMC and use MTK to activate it.
    Please note that, ProWMC will be activated for 45 days, as usual your activation will be renewed at every 24hr/login when you go for AutoKMS installation or EZ-Activator.
     
  11. abhi8404

    abhi8404 MDL Novice

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    Thanks Fkar. i will check
     
  12. YessMann

    YessMann MDL Member

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    Thx. what is the disadvantage of this method?
     
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  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I had WMC on my personal computer from beginning. After I was getting problems with the Update to 8.1.1 and had to do an full and clean installation, I decided NOT to use WMC again.

    Installed all the same applications I had on the first installation, I realized that the machine works just a bit better. I mean, instead of an display of the Desktop Icon's while starting, they appears much faster now and also the overall completion of the boot process of Windows is done in shorter time. Also Hibernation now work normal, which didn't on the old installation.

    I never really used WMC, so there isn't anything missed for me and I'm fine without it!
     
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  14. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Technically, it's advantage.
    ProWMC is a retail only edition, thus KMS activations are not supported; ProWMC cannot be activated against a real KMS server, but KMS emulators would do.

    Same happens, when you use MTK. However, you never feel that, you're running 45 days of activated Windows, AutoKMS will keep your copy of Windows activated, forever.