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Add Features To Windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8

    Add Features To Windows 8.1


    Hi,

    I am trying to install Windows Media Center and follow instructions to do this but add features does not come up.

    So I point mouse into top right corner and click on search. In search type in add features and then it searches and all I get up is the attached. Click image for larger version

    Anyone advise please?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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


    Does it show up in Control Panel?

    Jim
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  3. #3


    Go to Control Panel-> Programs-> Click "Turn Windows Features on/off" in Programs and Features. HTH.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Go to Control Panel-> Programs-> Click "Turn Windows Features on/off" in Programs and Features. HTH.
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    I don't understand what the end of your post means HTH!!

    Can't see anything in there.
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  5. #5


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    Type Windows Update into the search box

    Select Windows Update.

    Then in the lower left hand corner you should see Add features to Windows 8.1


    HTH = Hope this helps.
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  6. #6


    Windows Media Center doesn't come with Windows 8 by default. Did you purchase the Windows Media Center Pack?
    Get Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows
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  7. #7


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8


    I am running 8.1. Just realised that I already have it installed. However, the search tool never seems to locate features that I am looking for and what is discussed here.
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  8. #8


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


    "Add features to Windows 8.1" does not show up if you have Windows Media Center installed. It normally will be in Control Panel.

    Jim
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  9. #9


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8


    Thanks for all your responses Gents.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Similar situation here. I had Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I upgraded first to Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and then to Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit to have latest version. I want to change the serial to add Media Center. When I go to "Add Features to Windows 8.1", I get the error message that "you cannot add features to this version of Windows". From what I have found in Google, this is a bug and Microsoft has released a patch for Windows 8. But this patch doesn't work in 8.1 Do you know if there is a version for 8.1 or any other workaround? A Registry tweak maybe? Reinstalling Windows is out of the question as I have many applications and data and I don't like to spend Christmas reinstalling everything from scratch!

    Thank you in advance.
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