Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro. Can Media Center be installed?

Discussion in 'Windows Embedded' started by cohover, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. cohover

    cohover MDL Novice

    Dec 27, 2014
    #1 cohover, Dec 27, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
    Dreamspark has Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro available to subscribers. One key can be generated and a link to the ISO.

    I installed it, and apparently it's everything 8.1 pro retail is, with the addition of some tools that can be installed for companies to help lock down the OS.

    One thing I can't seem to find out is a definitive answer as to whether Windows Media Center can be installed. There's no option I can find to activate Windows MCE so I'm assuming you can't add to Windows Embedded.

    Can someone familiar with this version let me know for sure whether Windows Media Center can be installed on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro.

    Thanks for any information.
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Nov 30, 2009
    Nope, you can't add Media Center on top of any Embedded SKUs.
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  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    yeah, not going to happen. Best stay away from embedded and ent/vl stuff if you want WMC. I would suggest going for something other than WMC if you want that functionality with Ent/Embd/VLPro