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    Window Media Centre

    I had Windows Media Centre when I was on Windows 7 I upgraded to eight and don't have it and it seems they want to charge for it - is that right?

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Trevor,

    Unfortunately, Windows Media Center does not come included with Windows 8. Instead it's a feature that can only be added for a price. Media Center was given away free by Microsoft, but that offer expired on January 31st.

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    If I'd known when I bought 8 I could have got it then.
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    64-bit Windows 10

    The free offer only applied if you had downloaded and activated Media Center before that date. It doesn't matter if you purchased Windows 8 before or after that date.
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    Windows 8.1

    If you have Windows 8 Pro you can buy Media Pack for $10.
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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT

    Give XBMC a try. Download here: XBMC
    Its free and does a lot of what WMC can do. I just started using it and like it.

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