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    Media Center Windows 8 Pro

    I have windows 8 pro on my hp pavilion dv7. I wanted to put the free media center on it, but when I put my product key in, it states trouble processing. It was my understanding that this was a free upgrade when you purchased windows 8 pro. Any thoughts on how to put it in? Right now I am using vlc player but it bogs down.

    if I want to buy a new key which I should not have to, that is what the windows site is trying to make me do.

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Ray,

    Are you using "Add Features" like in the tutorial below to add Windows Media Center?

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    If you are, then you might go ahead and get another key (up to 5) using a different email address each while they are still free until January 31st.

    Hope this helps,
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    I was using the add feature.
    How do you get a free key? This is what I am trying to do. get a key so I can install media center.

    I went to the site you recommended, each time I put in a email address followed by the word they give you to enter, it states trouble processing.
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    Posts : 21,858
    64-bit Windows 10

    The yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial I posted above can help give you full details on how to get a Windows 8 Media Center Pack key.
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