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Can't find Media Center to add it

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Win 8 and Win 7

    Can't find Media Center to add it


    Hello. I have gotten Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit from work and installed it. I also have a MC key code to install it. But what I can't do is install it. I have followed the steps giving...

    Follow these steps to add Windows 8 Media Center Pack to your PC running Windows 8 Pro:
    1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search).
    2. Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings.
    3. Tap or click Add features to Windows 8.
    4. Then tap or click I already have a product key.
    5. Enter the product key, and then click Next.
    6. Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.


    ...but I don't see the option "Tap or click Add features to Windows 8", I only see "Turn Windows features on or off". Anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello okhomer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This tutorial may better help you with this. The link in step 1 will show you how to open "Add Features to Windows 8".

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
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  3. #3


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


    Open Control Panel and Add Features to Windows 8 should be there.

    Jim
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think you might have to activate pro with your pro key before it gives you the option to change the Edition to Pro wmc with the freebie wmc key.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 15
    Win 8 and Win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello okhomer, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This tutorial may better help you with this. The link in step 1 will show you how to open "Add Features to Windows 8".

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Thanks for the quick reply. I have looked over steps 2-4 on the Add Features to Windows 8 page and I just don't see those options.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I see you activated with your Pro key already.

    Can't remember what I did next to get to the add features bit..
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  7. #7


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


    Go to the Turn features On and Off (Windows Features) and see if it is installed. I found on my system that once WMC is installed the Add Features to Windows 8 choices have disappeared and looks exactly like what you are seeing.

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    Also in your System window click on View Details in Windows Activation and compare the last 4 digits of the product code to see if it matches your Pro key or the WMC key.

    Jim
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  8. #8


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think I may boot into windows 8 reluctantly to have a look.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    I think Phone Man hit the nail


    but in case, is this print screen from your pC ? Because since you get it from work , it's look like an Enterprise, enterprise don't have the option to add feature too
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,583
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's correct.

    Windows 8 Enterprise will not have Add features to Windows 8 available since there are not any features available to add in that edition.

    If you already installed the Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack, then Add features to Windows 8 since there are no longer any features available to add.
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