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  1. #21


    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Only works on an 'upgrade' install...
    Worked on my TechNet Windows 8 Pro.

    Jim

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  2. #22


    ...you had not installed the Media Center previously?
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  3. #23


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


    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    ...you had not installed the Media Center previously?
    Its was not available through TechNet so I had to wait for today.

    Jim
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  4. #24


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Finally got my first one this morning. Hope the other two arrive soon.

    I saw on the last one I ordered, it may take 24 hours.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    I have given my email address in website but i didn't get the key it has been 24hrs
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  6. #26


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by ladidinesh View Post
    I have given my email address in website but i didn't get the key it has been 24hrs
    It took easily 24 hours to get mine but you can always reapply. You'll only get 1 key per email address.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
    Only works on an 'upgrade' install... I mean if you have the unactivated Windows 8 Pro, it will not work to activate Media Center.
    Not quite true. It worked on my Technet Plus W8 Pro but it didn't activate Media Center automatically. I had to add that feature in 'Add features'. I had previously bought the Media Center pack then realised I didn't have to so Microsoft then gave me refund as long as I signed an ELOD (destroyed the key in other words). So my W8 was already changed to "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center", albeit with a key that was about to be marked invalid....until I got this new one.

    I should add for anyone in that situation, to change the product key in Windows 8 isn't that straightforward as in other systems. See: Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8
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  7. #27


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    So will I be able to continue using my copy of Windows 8 Pro with media center forever? (Or will it expire?)
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  8. #28


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


    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    So will I be able to continue using my copy of Windows 8 Pro with media center forever? (Or will it expire?)
    Forever is a long time. The free Media Center key will expire on Jan 31 if not activated by then but once activated it is good forever.

    Jim
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  9. #29


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    So will I be able to continue using my copy of Windows 8 Pro with media center forever? (Or will it expire?)
    Forever is a long time. The free Media Center key will expire on Jan 31 if not activated by then but once activated it is good forever.

    Jim
    Made me laugh, Jim.
    Thanks, had me worried, I activated it on like 3 PC's. :S
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  10. #30


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Forever means until Windows 8 reaches EOL (end of life), which is a long time.
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