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Setting: Add features to Windows 8?

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    Setting: Add features to Windows 8?


    In the control panel, under System and Security, there is a section called "Add features to Windows 8". It then asks if I want to let W8 take over my computer.

    I didn't go any further. Anyone know what this does? If anything?

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    Hello Brking,

    The "Add features to Windows 8" option is the replacement for Anytime Upgrade. It allows you to upgrade your edition of Windows 8 to include Windows Media Center.

    Add Features to Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brking,

    The "Add features to Windows 8" option is the replacement for Anytime Upgrade. It allows you to upgrade your edition of Windows 8 to include Windows Media Center.

    Add Features to Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks for the help!
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    You're most welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brking,

    The "Add features to Windows 8" option is the replacement for Anytime Upgrade. It allows you to upgrade your edition of Windows 8 to include Windows Media Center.

    Add Features to Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Stupid question but the tutorial says I need a W8 product key. Where do you find that? I never had anything with a product key. W8 was already installed.
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    Not a stupid question at all. See my signature.

    The "I already have a product key" option is if you had ever previously used the "I want to buy a product key online" option to purchase a "Windows 8 Pro Pack" product key to upgrade your Windows 8 with. This way you could just enter the purchased Windows 8 Pro Pack" product key instead of buying another one if it's not being used on any other PC.

    For example, say after doing a clean install of Windows 8, and upgrading it with the already purchased Windows 8 Pro Pack again.
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