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Windows 8 "pro" media center?

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    windows 8 64 bit

    Windows 8 "pro" media center?

    I have windows 8 pro installed for a month or two now and just upgraded to 8.1 today. I said I'd go with the pro version since it had the media center...

    I thought it was a downloadable app or add-on but when I went looking to install it today it seems that..
    correct me if I am wrong, but even after buying the pro edition of Windows 8 I still have to pay to download the Windows media center?

    Is that correct or is there something I'm missing?

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  2. #2

    If you want WMC you have to have Windows 8 pro you cannot upgrade Windows 8 to WMC. WMC is a $10.00 upgrade.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,854
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Joe,

    If you have Windows 8/8.1, you would need to add the Windows 8 Pro Pack for $69.99.

    If you have Windows 8/8.1 Pro, you would need to add the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for $9.99.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  4. #4

    Posts : 9
    windows 8 64 bit

    Ah right, thanks. That's what I was thinking alright..
    FFS.. I'm not going to be doing that...
    There's probably better free ones anyway..
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  5. #5

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    69 bucks? Does that change a "Home" version of 8.x to a Pro version?
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  6. #6

    Posts : 9
    windows 8 64 bit

    Yea it does,
    but you can buy a full pro version for that much on ebay anyway,
    maybe cheaper if you buy an "upgrade" version, if you've got an old copy of windows vista xp etc..
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