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Windows 8 Media Center Pack - Wasn't It Supposed To Be Free For Pro?

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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Windows 8 Media Center Pack - Wasn't It Supposed To Be Free For Pro?


    Or was I seeing things wherever I read that? Maybe that was only free for those purchasing the 8 upgrade from other OS's?
    I got my OS from my Technet Plus account. By the way, it works just fine.
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    how did you get media center. i got my version from dream spark
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    The way I thought was the only one...right-click Computer > Properties > Get Additional Features etc. (Or is can be done in Metro).
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    i think ms removed it because i cant buy. i get an error
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    Well I guess I was lucky. I was surprised to see it up a day early.

    Just in case check the tute: Add Features to Windows 8

    or

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
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    if you had whaited you could have gone hear and got it free Add features - Microsoft Windows
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    Curses, I wonder if I can get a refund?
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    OK, it was like pulling teeth but got a refund finally.

    I used that link you gave and have been waiting for that email to arrive for at least an hour now...did you use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    OK, it was like pulling teeth but got a refund finally.

    I used that link you gave and have been waiting for that email to arrive for at least an hour now...did you use it?
    Same here. It stated it is available from Oct 26 so you may not get it until tomorrow. Also it has to be activated before Jan 31. But its free.

    Jim
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    OK, because it's going to mean that I will have to run an elevated cmd script to change the product key when I get it. They don't make things easy on 8.

    I'll stay in my Vista OS until the emails come in, I re-requested them so will probably get several...LOL
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