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Question about adding Windows 8 Media Center Pack to my PC

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    Question about adding Windows 8 Media Center Pack to my PC


    I've had my laptop for about a month now and when I first got it I did something (and I don't remember what at the moment) that said I needed to add the media center pack. Anyway, whatever I did said I needed to get a license key for the media pack. Well, Microsoft just emailed me my key today but I don't really know what to do with it. How do I go about installing the media pack so I can enter the key?

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    Hello Brian,

    Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brian,

    Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Good deal! I really appreciate it!
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    You're most welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brian,

    Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Okay, I did this, but ran into a problem. When I enter the code it says "this key will not work." It goes on to say re-enter the code or get another one if it doesn't work. Well, I checked and rechecked, and re-entered the code, but it says the same thing. It just won't work. In the email from Microsoft it did say the key expires on Jan 31, but it's only the 26th. Any suggestions or reasons why it's not working?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brian,

    Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Okay, I did this, but ran into a problem. When I enter the code it says "this key will not work." It goes on to say re-enter the code or get another one if it doesn't work. Well, I checked and rechecked, and re-entered the code, but it says the same thing. It just won't work. In the email from Microsoft it did say the key expires on Jan 31, but it's only the 26th. Any suggestions or reasons why it's not working?
    The key might be case sensitive.
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    Brian,

    In addition, have you used this key on any other computer? You only get one key per email address. If you register for another key using the same address, you will still only get the same key again.

    Double check to make sure that you didn't mistake say an O (letter) for 0 (number) etc.... with the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brian,

    Since you already have your Media Center key, you could use step 2 in the tutorial below to add Media Center.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Okay, I did this, but ran into a problem. When I enter the code it says "this key will not work." It goes on to say re-enter the code or get another one if it doesn't work. Well, I checked and rechecked, and re-entered the code, but it says the same thing. It just won't work. In the email from Microsoft it did say the key expires on Jan 31, but it's only the 26th. Any suggestions or reasons why it's not working?
    The key might be case sensitive.
    Well it was in all caps, so that is what I used. Just for the heck of it I went back and tried lower-case, still notta. Thanks, though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Brian,

    In addition, have you used this key on any other computer? You only get one key per email address. If you register for another key using the same address, you will still only get the same key again.

    Double check to make sure that you didn't mistake say an O (letter) for 0 (number) etc.... with the others.
    This got my hopes, lol. But then when I went back and checked my key I realized that it has no O or 0's. I guess I'll just request a second key from an alternate email address. Thanks for all the help just the same though!
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    Hopefully it will go smooth with the new key.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB View Post
    I've had my laptop for about a month now and when I first got it I did something (and I don't remember what at the moment) that said I needed to add the media center pack. Anyway, whatever I did said I needed to get a license key for the media pack. Well, Microsoft just emailed me my key today but I don't really know what to do with it. How do I go about installing the media pack so I can enter the key?
    You do realize that the key is only good for Windows 8 Pro not Windows 8.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Note   Note
    If you have Windows 8 Pro installed, then you can add Windows Media Center by buying the Windows 8 Media Center Pack.

    If you have Windows 8 installed, then you will need to buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.
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