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Will I lose my WMC license if I reinstall Win8

  1. #11


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    Windows 8 Professional 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    The product key code changed after you installed WMC. That's the key you should use to install windows 8 and WMC.
    What are u referring to by changed product key... emphasis on changed. I wouldn't use the key MS sent me for WMC?

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  2. #12


    Florida
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Professional 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello everyone,

    You would reinstall Windows 8 using your Windows 8 key to activate first.

    Afterwards, you would use "Add Features" to enter your WMC key to add Windows Media Center back.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Shawn the issue isn't that I don't know how to install. Its if I can install, as the free WMC stipulations was that it has to be installed by the Jan 31. But does that mean I can't reinstall if needed?
    Last edited by BoonDoggie; 12 Feb 2013 at 14:55.
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello BoonDoggie,

    The Jan 31 deadline just means that you must use and activate the WMC key before that date or the WMC key will be invalidated. After you have activated it once, you will be able to use it to reinstall again if needed forever.

    Of course, the WMC key can only be activated on one computer a time, and uninstalled from any other computer first.
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  4. #14


    Florida
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Professional 64 bit


    Now that's a reply! Thank you!
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  5. #15


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    You're most welcome.
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  6. #16


    Florida
    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Professional 64 bit


    Okay, I'm home and have my I-Just-Got-Home drank in me. I will be redoing my sys tonight or sometime this morning, hopefully only half drunk instead of walking in the streets naked tore down. Thanks again Shawn and others for the chime in. Ill give reports later.
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