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Question about media center for windows 8

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    Windows 8 pro media center

    Question about media center for windows 8


    I got the download installed but I have a question if I have to format my computer how do you go about getting media center back ?


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    Gary

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    Windows 8, Windows 7


    If you don't have MC, you need to purchase the Windows Pro Pack for $69.

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    If you have MC or bought the Windows Pro Pack, already, there's nothing to worry about if you have to re-install Windows.
    Last edited by JLyman; 29 Jan 2013 at 14:18. Reason: clarification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLyman View Post
    If you don't have Windows 8 Pro, you need to purchase the Windows Pro Pack for $69.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    If you have Windows 8 Pro, you already have MC installed and there's nothing to worry about if you have to re-install Windows.
    MC is not part of Windows 8 Pro.
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    Windows 8 pro media center


    I must have not stated myself properly I got the windows 8 pro on the promo deal 14.99. So I went ahead and requested a key to download windows media center which was sent to me it installed correctly. My question is if I have to format my drive how would I go about getting the windows media center again ?


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    Gary
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    Lynnwood, WA
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    Windows 8, Windows 7


    If you re-install from the download you got, then punching in that key, again, I believe.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I think that you perform your re-install from standard Windows 8 Pro media with your WMC product key that came with your Media Center email and then your system is automatically updated - if this is wrong, please would someone tell us what the process might be?

    - as JLyman above seems to confirm
    Last edited by fafhrd; 30 Jan 2013 at 20:37. Reason: included comment on previous posting
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    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    I think that you perform your re-install from standard Windows 8 Pro media with your WMC product key that came with your Media Center email and then your system is automatically updated - if this is wrong, please would someone tell us what the process might be?

    - as JLyman above seems to confirm
    WMC is considered an "added feature." Just like if you added a feature in an older version of windows, that configuration would only exist so long as it is installed. Re-installing the OS from scratch lays down the stock configuration because it is pulling from a stock source. I haven't heard any news on this yet so don't hold me to it but I thought I read somewhere about WMC being automatically updated by Windows Update if you claimed the key on the account you used to set up the system.
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