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Remove Window Media Center?

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    Windows 8.1

    Remove Window Media Center?


    I got a key for Media pack, but I find I really don't need it.

    Is there a way to remove it without reinstalling my system? thanks.

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  2. #2


    You can remove it from Windows Features.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    You can remove it from Windows Features.
    Please elaborate.
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    Windows 8.1


    If you're referring to "turn Windows Features On or Off" that doesn't remove Media Center.

    I think these instructions will, but I need to find my install CD
    [Guide] How to Downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You can disable it/turn it off in "turn Windows Features On or Off". You are correct though, that likely doesn't uninstall it and recover the hard drive space used. I've used that guide to go from Ultimate back to Home Premium in windows 7. It will be interesting to see if it works for Windows 8. I'd backup your Data just in case it all goes south though.

    Windows Features - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Dec 2012 at 12:41. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    You must reinstall 8 to remove wmc.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    You must reinstall 8 to remove wmc.
    Not necessarily. Please read what I have previously posted.

    And please do not post definitive statements unless you have checked and ruled out all alternatives.
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    Its the simplest way...I shall be wary of the nit picking...
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    Windows 8.1


    Simplest, yes. Complete, no. But thanks anyways, even though it was mentioned already.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1


    I guess I must apologize. I didn't fully read the instructions I linked to, and assumed that Windows would somehow recognize the change and remove Media pack by itself.
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