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Which Version Do I Need

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    Which Version Do I Need


    hi hope you can help
    I am looking to purchase windows 8 with the option of installing media centre
    but I have become confused on which version to purchase one dealer says all I need is 8.1 then purchase the media centre for around ten pounds and others advise too purchase the pro pack which includes media centre which I think is way too expensive I am at present running win 7 pro the win 8 to run media centre will be for a new build as I don't want too get rid of my w7 plus w10 is not an option any input would be gratefully received thanks in advance

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Media Center is Add-On Feature for Windows 8.1 Pro (MC not available within Home/Core)
    You would need to Purchase Windows 8.1 Pro and Purchase the Media Center Add-On Pack..

    Note: Windows 10 Does not support Media Center, it was removed for Windows 10 OS
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    You would purchase Windows 8.1 pro ,if your PC is running Windows 8.1 Pro and you'd like to watch and record TV with Windows Media Center.
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