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  1. #1

    Media Center


    I upgrade to W8 Pro on 26 Oct. I know Media Center is not included in the upgrade so I tried to use the add features but the price is $9.99. I was also informed that a FREE download of Media Center would be available till 13 Jan 2013.

    Is there something special that I missed about Media Center.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    windows 7


    According to what I have read, you have register and get an email from Microsoft with your key to get Windows Media Center add-in
    for free
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Professional


    Go to the following page to sign up to receive Media Center Pack for free (until Jan. 31).

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w.../feature-packs
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  4. #4


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by enigma1944 View Post
    I upgrade to W8 Pro on 26 Oct. I know Media Center is not included in the upgrade so I tried to use the add features but the price is $9.99. I was also informed that a FREE download of Media Center would be available till 13 Jan 2013.

    Is there something special that I missed about Media Center.

    Thanks
    You just missed the announcement to get the Free WMC which is at link posted.

    Jim
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  5. #5


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Can take up to two days for the email to arrive.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    WIndows 8 Pro


    2 days? For me it's been a week and a half dozen requests! What can the problem be?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Are you sure it's not going into your spam folder? Does your mail provider filter spam for you?

    You might try creating a Hotmail or outlook.com account and submitting that. You have to realize, however, that they're being inundated with requests and Windows 8 has just been released.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Youre not missing much ..Windows Media Centre in Windows 8 seems identical to Windows 7
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  9. #9


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    And Media Pack doesn't add DV playback to WMP... if you want DVD then just download VLC or Classic Media player.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tweakfiend View Post
    Youre not missing much ..Windows Media Centre in Windows 8 seems identical to Windows 7
    it's not identical.

    the internet stuff is missing (so things like no streaming from CBS).

    the setup has been altered. it's actually streamlined and faster. I have 3 digital tuners and 1 analog tuner and setup was much faster than in Windows 7.

    WMC8 is also more responsive than WMC7. Maybe it's because they took out the Internet stuff?

    Netflix in WMC appears the same. The overall look and UI is the same.
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