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Question about adding Windows 8 Media Center Pack to my PC

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    I've had my laptop for about a month now and when I first got it I did something (and I don't remember what at the moment) that said I needed to add the media center pack. Anyway, whatever I did said I needed to get a license key for the media pack. Well, Microsoft just emailed me my key today but I don't really know what to do with it. How do I go about installing the media pack so I can enter the key?
    You do realize that the key is only good for Windows 8 Pro not Windows 8.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Note   Note
    If you have Windows 8 Pro installed, then you can add Windows Media Center by buying the Windows 8 Media Center Pack.

    If you have Windows 8 installed, then you will need to buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.
    Alright, I think I should be embarrassed to admit this; heck, I know I should be. No, I did not realize that. I have Windows 8, not Windows 8 Pro. So I guess this means I have to cough up the cash, right?

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  2. #12

    And for the record, I just received my second key that was sent to my alternate email, and it won't work either. So I assess that labeeman's point is accurate. The problem is that I don't have W8 Pro.
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  3. #13

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Yep, that would be the problem then. You can only do that in Windows 8 Pro. Otherwise, you would have to purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.
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