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Media center is now free for Windows 8 Pro

  1. #21


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    I think now somebody has put the right smtp details into the script the emails will all be coming in over the next few hours
    Note on bottom of my e-mail.

    Catalysis Corporation is a third-party company we use to collect subscription information and process the delivery of these emails.
    Maybe they didn't know what time it went live and they had no night shift. Poor guy that came in this morning was really busy.

    Jim

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  2. #22


    No problem - key arrived within half an hour of the request. Product appeared to be already installed despite the pre-upgrade blurb and auto used the key without any input from me.
    Rob
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  3. #23


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by RAF96 View Post
    No problem - key arrived within half an hour of the request. Product appeared to be already installed despite the pre-upgrade blurb and auto used the key without any input from me.
    Rob
    As far as I know, it won't automatically use the key, you have to enter it manually. And just to be sure we are on the same page, this key adds Media Center to Windows 8, not Media Player. I'm just wondering if you're not confusing one for the other?
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  4. #24


    Apologies - it is Media Centre.
    It starts up OK and doesn't ask for a key, nor is there opportunity to lad same.
    Also when I look at Sys Info that key is shown there (abridged to *****last 4 numbers).
    Rob
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  5. #25


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by RAF96 View Post
    Apologies - it is Media Centre.
    It starts up OK and doesn't ask for a key, nor is there opportunity to lad same.
    Also when I look at Sys Info that key is shown there (abridged to *****last 4 numbers).
    Rob
    What starts up OK, Windows? This key isn't for installing Windows 8, its for adding a feature to Windows 8. Windows 8 has to be installed and activated before you can us this key.
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  6. #26


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    I just installed Media Center now I have "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Build 9200" on my desktop. WTH? Anyone else see this?
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  7. #27


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
    I just installed Media Center now I have "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Build 9200" on my desktop. WTH? Anyone else see this?
    you have to activate it.
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  8. #28


    Canberra
    Posts : 135
    Win 8 x64 Pro


    It is activated

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    UPDATE: It went away after a while
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  9. #29


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
    It is activated

    Click image for larger version

    UPDATE: It went away after a while
    Same here. Had to manually activate it and it took a while for it to clear.

    Jim
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  10. #30


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
    It is activated

    Click image for larger version

    UPDATE: It went away after a while
    Same here. Had to manually activate it and it took a while for it to clear.

    Jim
    I am just trying to get my email from them.
    Last edited by kevinsilhouette; 28 Oct 2012 at 01:45.
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