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WMC on Enterprise edition

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM

    WMC on Enterprise edition


    Let me first off say that I absolutely love Windows 8, and I would like to apologize to Microsoft on the doubt I had.
    Anyway....
    I am an MSDN subscriber, and I was able to install the Windows 8 RTM. My problems comes from the choice. My subscription didn't allow me to obtain the Windows 8 Pro version. My subscription did, however, allow me to obtain the Enterprise edition. What I don't understand first of all, is how come I'm allowed to get a more expensive version for free, but I can't get the Pro version?

    Now to my main problem, I like Windows 8 Enterprise, but I noticed that Pro is the only version that allows the WMC add-on, which doesn't make any sense to me as Enterprise is the more expensive version. My question is will there be any way to get WMC for the enterprise version? I enjoyed it a lot in Windows 7 since I streamed HD movies to my Xbox 360.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Your MSDN account certainly does give you access to WIndows 8 pro. You have to download the ISO for Windows 8 and when you click on Get Keys, you just have to pick the 8 Pro key instead of the standard 8 key.
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    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Your MSDN account certainly does give you access to WIndows 8 pro. You have to download the ISO for Windows 8 and when you click on Get Keys, you just have to pick the 8 Pro key instead of the standard 8 key.
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    I get that message, yet it allows me to download and get keys from Enterprise.
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  4. #4


    You are looking at the VOLUME LICENSE (VL) edition of Windows 8 PRO and that is unavailable to you.

    Look just for Windows 8, not the VL edition;

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    Windows 8 Enterprise RTM


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    You are looking at the VOLUME LICENSE (VL) edition of Windows 8 PRO and that is unavailable to you.

    Look just for Windows 8, not the VL edition;

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    I noticed that version isn't the Pro version. Will I be able to use WMC on that version you highlighted?
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    The Product Key determines whether you get standard or Pro.

    Click on the link for Product keys and you will 2 licenses listed (one for Windows 8 and one for Windows 8 Pro), get the Windows 8 Pro key and that is what will actually install.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Did you look on pages 2 or 3? You should have a non-VL version of 8 Pro
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  8. #8


    Windows 8 Pro doesn't show up in MSDN. The only one labeled Pro is the VL version of the VL -N variant.

    However, Pro IS available, you just gotta pick the standard Windows 8, hit Product Keys and get the appropriate key...as shown below
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    As for WMC, Enterprise users don't need it on their enterprise computers.
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