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Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8


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Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to purchase and install Windows Media Center in Windows 8 since it is not preinstalled by default.
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How to Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 and 8.1
Synopsis
This tutorial will show you how to purchase and install Windows Media Center in Windows 8 since it is not preinstalled by default.
How to Add "Windows Media Center" to Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
You can use Windows Media Center, a home entertainment center in Windows, to watch and record live TV, create slide shows of your photos, listen to songs in your music library, and play CDs and DVDs.
Some editions of Windows include Windows Media Center. If you don't have Windows Media Center, follow these steps to get the Windows Media Center Pack. Note that you need an analog or digital TV tuner to play and record live TV. A TV tuner is a hardware device that lets you connect a TV signal to your PC. If your PC didn't come with a TV tuner, you might be able to add one.

For more information about this, see:



This tutorial will show you how to purchase install Windows Media Center in Windows 8 since it is not preinstalled by default.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise will not have Add features to Windows 8/8.1 available since there are not any features available to add in that edition.

Windows Media Center is available as an economical “media pack” add-on to your installed and activated Windows 8/8.1 Pro.

If you have Windows 8 Pro installed, then you can add Windows Media Center by buying the Windows 8 Media Center Pack.

If you have Windows 8.1 Pro installed, then you can add Windows Media Center by buying the Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack.

If you have Windows 8 installed, then you will need to buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.

If you have Windows 8.1 installed, then you will need to buy the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack to have Media Center added and all the features of Windows 8.1 Pro.

Tip   Tip
Please be sure to save your email or print out the invoice for safe keeping of your purchased product key. Without this product key, you will not be able to add the Windows 8/8.1 Media Center Pack or Windows 8/8.1 Pro Pack again without having to purchase it again.

If you lost your product key, then you could enter your order number, last name, email address, and country, along with the code displayed at Microsoft below to view your order information at any time.

https://www.mswos.com/

If you lost your product key and have the proof of purchase for the Windows 8/8.1 Media Center Pack or Windows 8/8.1 Pro Pack, then the Microsoft Store Support Team may be able to help you in recovering the product key for the product that you have purchased. You can contact the Microsoft Store Support Team from this link:

Microsoft Store Support




EXAMPLE: Windows Media Center
Example.jpg




Here's How:

1. Open the Add features to Windows 8/8.1 wizard, and do step 2 or 3 below depending on if you have already purchased the Windows 8/8.1 Media Center Pack or not.
Note   Note
Windows 8 /8.1Enterprise will not have Add features to Windows 8/8.1 available since there are not any features available to add in that edition.
Note   Note

If you already installed the Window 8/8.1 Media Center Pack or Windows 8/8.1 Pro Pack, then Add features to Windows 8/8.1 since there are no longer any features available to add.​


2. If You Have Already Purchased the Windows 8 Media Center Pack
NOTE: You can only install this on one Windows 8 installation. You will need a separate purchased key per installation.
A) Click/tap on the I already have a product key option. (see screenshot below)​
WMC-2.jpg
B) Enter your product key number for your purchased Windows 8 Media Center Pack, and click\tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: The key number in the screenshot is just the one from the Windows 8 Release Preview. It will no longer work.​
WMC-3.jpg
C) Select (check ) the I accept the license terms box, and click/tap on Add features. (see screenshot below)​
WMC-4.jpg
D) Go to step 4 below.​

3. If You Need to Purchase the Windows 8 Media Center Pack
A) Select, and click/tap on Choose for the pack you need below. (see screenshot below)​
Note   Note
If you have Windows 8/8.1 Pro installed, then you can get Windows Media Center by getting the paid Windows 8/8.1 Media Center Pack.
Note   Note

If you have Windows 8/8.1 installed, then you will need to buy the Windows 8/8.1 Pro Pack and then enjoy Media Center and all the features of Windows 8 Pro.​

Media_Center.jpg
B) Finish filling out any required billing information, and click on Next.​

4. Windows Media Center will now start to be added to Windows 8, and your PC will automatically restart during the process. (see screenshot below)
WMC-5.jpg

5. When your PC has finished restarting, you will now notice that Windows Media Center will be pinned to your Start screen. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You may need to scroll over right more to see it.
WMC-7.jpg

6. Open the desktop, and click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)
WMC-6.jpg


7. The Add features to Windows 8/8.1 wizzard will now no longer be available since there are no longer any additional features available to be added.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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#2
Thanks Shawn! I found this Add Features by accident and was wondering why it wouldn't accept my product key, the one I used to install. I just left it there thinking it's a feature not yet available, but thanks for your tut I found out you need to use another code.


Kari
 

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Brink

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Hello Kari,

Yeah, I thought it was a pretty well hidden feature. It appears to be a newer version of "Windows Anytime Upgrade".
 

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Kari

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Yeah. How the h*** is a user supposed to know it's asking about product key for WMC, not for Windows?
 

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coolkips

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*Offer valid from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to five licenses per customer per promotion.
What's mean by 5 licenses per customer per promotion? Is it mean we can installed it in 5 computer with the same key that we got from email?
 

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Brink

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Hello Coolkips, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Nope. It means that you can request up to 5 separate keys one at a time. Each key can only be used on one computer.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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#7
It is also limited to one free key per e-mail address, so you need 5 e-mail address to get 5 keys. Also the key must be activated before Jan 31.

Jim :cool:
 

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coolkips

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Hello Coolkips, and welcome to Eight Forums. Nope. It means that you can request up to 5 separate keys one at a time. Each key can only be used on one computer. Hope this helps, :) Shawn
It is also limited to one free key per e-mail address, so you need 5 e-mail address to get 5 keys. Also the key must be activated before Jan 31. Jim :cool:
Thanks... Hmm... I think still possible to get more than 5... Isn't it?
 

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Brink

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#9
It's limited to one license per PC and a maximum limit of five licenses per customer. Let's not be greedy.
 

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Lvcoyote

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For any of you that requested the free product key, how long did it take to receive it via e-mail. When I requested it, it said 72 hours. It's now been five days????
 

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For any of you that requested the free product key, how long did it take to receive it via e-mail. When I requested it, it said 72 hours. It's now been five days????
I received my free product key in 24hours.
 

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Lvcoyote

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#12
I wonder if I should re-submit??
 

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Brink

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Hello Lvcoyote,

It couldn't hurt, but you might use a different email address, and also check your spam filters to make sure their email wasn't filtered out and never sent to your inbox.

Hope this helps some, :)
Shawn
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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coolkips

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Use your @live.com email to get the fastest WMP Product Key
:cool:
 

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Lvcoyote

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#15
It finally showed up yesterday, exactly one week after submitting. I did it five times with five different e-mail addresses and have only seen one of them so far.
 

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    HIS HD 7950
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    1920X1080
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    OCZ Vertex2 240Gb SSD
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#16
Media Center not available and not searchable?
For a while, I´ve searched for a sulotion why Media Center doesn´t show up when searching Windows 8 Pro Retail With MediaCenter added as Windows Features(I got it free while W8 early days-Image 2).
By right click a media-file in Windows Explorer/Open With(Image 1), I noticed Media Center was one of the options there and I managed to run the media-file.
No matter, it still doesn´t show up by searching(Image 2).
Do you know why?
2.png

1.png
 

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Brink

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Hello ethnicland,

When added, Windows Media Center's .exe file is located at: C:\Windows\ehome\ehshell.exe.

Windows Media Center will also be listed on your "Apps" screen under "Windows Accessories".
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

jds63

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#18
O.K. I have Windows 8.1 Pro and when i try to order it through the get more features link, after putting in all my information i get
" We couldn't process your order", tried two different methods of payments, no luck.
 

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    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
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    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
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Brink

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#19
Hello JDS,

If you haven't already, use the same email address as your Microsoft account on the order form to see if that may help. :)
 

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jds63

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#20
Thanks Brink, but were exactly will the Key go to,where i can retrieve it? Figuring if i use my regular e-mail i will know where to find it. Microsoft said they were having problems with there server that does the digital downloads, not sure about that since had me on hold for an hour, accidently hung up on me, had to call back, then they told me this.


Sorry i know where to get my live.com mail.
I tried your method using that e-mail, still no luck " We could not process your order" then telling me try to use a different method of payment, which i tried, twice.:shock:
 

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