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Win 8 Pro Media Center--one email address limit

  1. #11


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    When a company INCLUDES functionality for free for years then TAKES IT AWAY only to then CHARGE YOU to get it back later... that just plain stinks and I don't see how anyone can say it doesn't.

    Other than this promotional pricing (which 7 also had WITH the functionality included) the price of windows has not gone down, it's not like they are piecing it out allowing you to buy a cheaper version without functionality you don't need. It's the same price, only more expensive now if you want that functionality back. (And given the enormous advertising vehicle that W8 is destined to become, it should have been half the price of W7 right off the bat)

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    The funny thing is they never send me one to my only hotmail address I own. go figure why
    Does Hotmail have a junk e-mail/spam folder? At least one of mine ended up in my junk e-mail folder. Microsoft farmed it out to a third party so the e-mail doesn't actually come from Microsoft. That's resulted in some people missing it and or not noticing it went to the junk e-mail folder.
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  3. #13


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I got one but can't use it as my Notebook came with Windows8 Home Version but I'm hoping that by downloading Microsoft Essentials bundle will take care of it.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro


    A bit confused just reading forum which says media player must be activated when I added free code it says system is activated did nothing seem to do it it's self is that right cheers
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    The funny thing is they never send me one to my only hotmail address I own. go figure why
    Does Hotmail have a junk e-mail/spam folder? At least one of mine ended up in my junk e-mail folder. Microsoft farmed it out to a third party so the e-mail doesn't actually come from Microsoft. That's resulted in some people missing it and or not noticing it went to the junk e-mail folder.
    that were my key ended up in the junk folder ,it actually warned me that it might go there when I entered it to get the download
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't know what you are complaining about.

    You get other things included now, instead.

    Like bloatware and adware.


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    When a company INCLUDES functionality for free for years then TAKES IT AWAY only to then CHARGE YOU to get it back later... that just plain stinks and I don't see how anyone can say it doesn't.

    Other than this promotional pricing (which 7 also had WITH the functionality included) the price of windows has not gone down, it's not like they are piecing it out allowing you to buy a cheaper version without functionality you don't need. It's the same price, only more expensive now if you want that functionality back. (And given the enormous advertising vehicle that W8 is destined to become, it should have been half the price of W7 right off the bat)
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  7. #17


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I copied that from the e-mail I got with my product code.
    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    each product key can only be used with one computer.
    Here Microsoft is mistaken. A WMC key can be used on several PCs. But sometimes only with phone activation.

    Perhaps it should read: "Each product key is only allowed be used with one computer."
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  8. #18


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    When a company INCLUDES functionality for free for years then TAKES IT AWAY only to then CHARGE YOU to get it back later... that just plain stinks and I don't see how anyone can say it doesn't.

    Other than this promotional pricing (which 7 also had WITH the functionality included) the price of windows has not gone down, it's not like they are piecing it out allowing you to buy a cheaper version without functionality you don't need. It's the same price, only more expensive now if you want that functionality back. (And given the enormous advertising vehicle that W8 is destined to become, it should have been half the price of W7 right off the bat)
    I believe MS thinks the new start screen basically makes WMC redundant. Too bad the applications are not there, but they should be eventually. TV tuner OEMs will be forced to create their own tv browsing apps, and I've been conversing with a small company that may port their Bluray player to WDL (and create a light DVD only version)
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  9. #19


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 pro


    What happens if you do not receive media centre key it has been 5 days checked spam and junk folders
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  10. #20


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    To some email addresses Microsoft do not send media center keys.
    E.G with prefix "spam" like spam@....... or spam1@.......

    What prefix do you use ?
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