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Windows Media Center Win8Pro Complimentary Upgrade lost


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#1
I installed Win8Pro and was given a free complimentary upgrade to Media Center which I added through the "Add Features" function with the serial I was emailed from microsoft. So I had to reinstall Win8Pro from disk because my backup became corrupt and tried to add the feature as I did before and it asked me for the serial and it seemed like it was adding the feature but really just hung the system and now when I try to add the feature it doesn't try to add media center.

Am I stuck reinstalling and when asked for the serial for windows 8 pro I have to use the media center serial i was given from Microsoft?

thanks,

--Kenny
 

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#2
Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
Ya, I tried that and it sat there forever trying to add the feature. Guess I'll try it again! Cheer to reinstalling the 3rd time. Thank you for your advice.

--Kenny
 

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    Intel 3930K
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    ASRock X79 Extreme 9
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    4x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400mhz
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#4
Great news Kenny. I'm happy to hear that you got it added. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    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)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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It didn't work. After trying to add the feature it said, Add Feature.PNG Not sure what's going on?
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    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
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#7
My experience was a little different.
After obtaining an Email key to WMC, I installed it without a problem.
Like yourself, I reinstalled, first, with a pre WMC image, and secondly, with a new install.
I was able to reinstall the WMC on both occasions but, the OS was no longer activated. I tried the WMC again, and the original OS key. On every attempt, the message was that I had exceeded the maximum (1) for the key.
 

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