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Windows 8 Pro with Media Center - new computer

  1. #1


    Slovenia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center - new computer


    Hey,

    Can i move old activated Windows 8 Pro with MC key to new computer (complete new build)?

    And how?


    thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Buzz,

    If this Windows 8 Pro came preinstalled on your PC, then no.

    If this was a retail Windows 8 Pro that you purchased and installed, then yes. After removing it from the old PC, you would install Windows 8 Pro and activate it with your Pro key on the new PC, then add MC with your MC key again.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Slovenia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks again Brink
    Problem is, or is not... my Windows are activated via old "hole" with Media Center key. Im sure u know what i mean. Looks like will be hard with only one key. Or is there inside sistem one more key which i can pull out?


    Keep it up with good work

    Ps: god, need to spread rep around for givin' u next one. How many?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Not sure what you mean by old "hole"??
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  5. #5


    Slovenia
    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Not sure what you mean by old "hole"??
    Microsoft has slammed the door on the Windows 8 Media Center activation flaw - Neowin
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. Yep, that was illegal to do.

    You'll have to purchase Windows 8.1 Pro (recommended) or Windows 8 Pro to get a product key for either one, then add MC with the MC key.
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