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Windows Media Center Win8Pro Complimentary Upgrade lost

  1. #1


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    Windows Media Center Win8Pro Complimentary Upgrade lost


    I installed Win8Pro and was given a free complimentary upgrade to Media Center which I added through the "Add Features" function with the serial I was emailed from microsoft. So I had to reinstall Win8Pro from disk because my backup became corrupt and tried to add the feature as I did before and it asked me for the serial and it seemed like it was adding the feature but really just hung the system and now when I try to add the feature it doesn't try to add media center.

    Am I stuck reinstalling and when asked for the serial for windows 8 pro I have to use the media center serial i was given from Microsoft?

    thanks,

    --Kenny

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

    After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


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    Win8Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

    After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Ya, I tried that and it sat there forever trying to add the feature. Guess I'll try it again! Cheer to reinstalling the 3rd time. Thank you for your advice.

    --Kenny
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news Kenny. I'm happy to hear that you got it added.
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  5. #5


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    Win8Pro


    It didn't work. After trying to add the feature it said, Click image for larger version Not sure what's going on?
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have system protection turned on for your Windows 8 C: drive?
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  7. #7


    My experience was a little different.
    After obtaining an Email key to WMC, I installed it without a problem.
    Like yourself, I reinstalled, first, with a pre WMC image, and secondly, with a new install.
    I was able to reinstall the WMC on both occasions but, the OS was no longer activated. I tried the WMC again, and the original OS key. On every attempt, the message was that I had exceeded the maximum (1) for the key.
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