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Is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center the same?

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    Is Windows 8 Pro with Media Center the same?


    Is Windows 8 Pro with media center the same as Windows 8 Pro, but with Media Center.
    Sorry about the strange question.

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    Windows 8 Pro


    The media center can be added on. Someone was saying it could be gotton for free, but otherwise is 10 bucks.
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Is Windows 8 Pro with media center the same as Windows 8 Pro, but with Media Center.
    Sorry about the strange question.
    The WMC upgrade adds two things. The WMC program and the codex for playing DVD's. Other wise its the same as Pro.

    Jim
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by rialcnis View Post
    The media center can be added on. Someone was saying it could be gotton for free, but otherwise is 10 bucks.
    For a limited time, it is free. Says until January 31, 2013. Check here for more info:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows
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    Its true you can get media center free until end Jan 2013 - here's the link

    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    there are terms and conditions - look at

    Terms and Conditions Feature Packs - Microsoft Windows

    I can't find the URL but Microsoft say you can't uninstall media center, but have to reinstall your W8. I know from my own experience that your W8 product key changes once you have installed it, so the media center version of W8 pro is effectively a separate version of W8. Keep your keys well documented
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