Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center

    I have upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8 but am having some issues. I am considering wiping out the hard drive and starting over but am concerned I will lose my Windows Media Center add-in. Can I re-add it without having to pay again if I still have my activation key?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,854
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Meltzer,

    Yes, you sure can.

    You would do a clean install with your Windows 8 upgrade using the W8 key.
    When finished, you would use step 2 to add Windows Media Center (WMC) to enter your WMC key.
    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Media Center to see micro SDXC as part of Media Library?
OKAY. I have a Surface Pro with 128 GB storage so I want to conserve space by using my 64 GB micro SDXC card which is seen as a removeable drive. It is so small and sticks into the pro to where you can't see it. It does not stick out so I just leave it in there all the time. How would I get...
Drivers & Hardware
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...
Installation & Setup
Windows Media Center and HD
I just moved my Hauppauge 2250 dual HD tuner to my Windows 8 box (with WMC) and after taking several hours to download the latest drivers from England (their US site is down due to Sandy) I have WMC set up to display tv... I had to (as I have before on Windows 7 installs) go through and enable...
Software and Apps
Windows Media Player vs Media Center avi issues
I installed Windows 8, and now avi files look like poo when played through Windows Media Center on my PC or X-box. The same .avi file looks great when Windows Media Player is used though.... I was using Windows 7 before the "upgrade" and Media Center worked just fine on my PC and X-box. Example...
General Support
Windows Media Center
Before I install Windows 8 I would like to have the key code for Windows Media Center. I have been waiting for over 2 days for Microsoft to send me the key code. Do I have to have Windows 8 installed and activated before they will send me the key code?
General Support
Media Center will be in Windows 8, but not right away
Media Center will be in Windows 8, but not right away | ZDNet
Windows 8 News

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook