Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise and Media Center

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by myhken, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Hello.

    I have tried to find a way to get Media Center in Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise. I'm using .iso files downloaded from my Technet account, so it's 100% original.
    I have found one link for the Preview with a serial, but it do not work on the final version.

    It's not on the "turn Windows features on or off" list. And I can't find any info on Microsoft website.
    What are I'm missing?
     
  2. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Control Panel ... Add features to Windows 8

    It is what used to be called "Windows Anytime Upgrade" and works pretty much the same. Enter a product key for Windows Media Center and you get upgraded.

    It doesn't work at all on Enterprise versions.
     
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  3. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    But how can I get a Media Center key? Is it not free anymore? I tried a key that I found for the preview version of Windows 8, but it did not work.
    And I have no Media Center key on my Technet or on my MSDN account. :negative:
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    No it's not free, where have you been? It's been announced for a long time that Media Center would cost extra.

    I think probably $10 USD is the going rate, what did it say when you clicked "I want to buy a product key"?
     
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    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    acyuta MDL Expert

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  7. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Well it was telling me $10 USD the other day. Now it just gives an error message. Guess they don't have that all ready yet.
     
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    hoodlikegaza MDL Junior Member

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    So far, the absence of media center from windows 8 is a deal breaker for me. I use my pc as a media center, and not having live tv pretty much dismissed windows 8 as a novelty until they remove head from ass...
     
  9. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Don't spam forum with same contents again and again :eek:
     
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  10. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    Hello my friend from India, long time since last time now. I understand that I have not kept me updated on Windows 8, mostly because I did not like the new "metro" design with the tiles.
    But now I have to test it out, updating me on Windows 8 news...

    Thank you for the info about Media Center. I have to live without.
     
  11. wilburns

    wilburns MDL Novice

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    Can you update Windows on a unactivated Windows 8 Pro with wmc? Is the only think not being activated does, give you a nag screen every 3 hours?
     
  12. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    #14 acyuta, Aug 17, 2012
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  13. nnmanobala

    nnmanobala MDL Novice

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    Please use this link to get Windows Media Center for free, its a limited time offer only
    It works only for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional editions only
    windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packs :Lighten::yeahyeah: