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win 8 pro + media center reinstall question

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    Windows 8.1 Pro + Media Center

    win 8 pro + media center reinstall question


    I have a quick question before i get started on a win 8 reinstall. I currently have win 8 pro with media center and wish to reinstall. Should I install with the win 8 pro key then add media center key or should I just use the media center key when installing?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Glhs, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You would need to reinstall Windows 8 Pro, and activate it with the 8 Pro key. Afterwards, you would add Media Center again with it's key as usual.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8.1 Pro + Media Center


    Thanks Shawn. that is what i figured but just thought I would ask real quick.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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