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Win 8.1 - Cannot add features

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    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Win 8.1 - Cannot add features


    I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 x64. Now I cant seem to add any features to it. I want to add Media Centre but the "Add features" utility tells me that I cannot add features to Windows 8.1. Please look at the screenshot-:

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    But my Windows 8.1 is a genuine copy and is activated. Have a look at the next screenshot please-:

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    Can someone tell me what to do ?? I really need Media Centre.

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    You need to buy WMC key :Add features - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    You need to buy WMC key :Add features - Microsoft Windows
    The link that you have given me says that I have to first go to "Add Features to Windows 8.1" and then click "I want to buy product key online" from that screen. but for me instead of that option I am getting you cannot add features to this version of Windows. Where do I add features from ???
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    What happens when you click "Get more features with a new edition of windows" in your second screen shot?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    What happens when you click "Get more features with a new edition of windows" in your second screen shot?
    Same thing. "You cannot add features to this version of Windows".
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    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    is there any way I can manually download and add Windows Media Center to Windows 8.1 ?? I mean without the "Add features" option.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 25
    Win 8 Pro 64 bit


    Are you running as an Admin? I when I attempted the procedure outlined above it worked for me. But I was prompted for Admin credentials before it ran.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by badcat View Post
    Are you running as an Admin? I when I attempted the procedure outlined above it worked for me. But I was prompted for Admin credentials before it ran.
    It was a problem of KMS. Seems like you cannot add features to Windows 8.1 if it is KMS activated. I had to uninstall my KMS server (KMSPico) and activate it using slmgr.

    slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx (your windows 8.1 key). Then I could add features and then activate Windows 8.1 with Media Center with Microsoft Toolkit(AutoKMS using WinDivert method).

    Everything is working fine now.

    Thanks.
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