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    Get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free


    If your PC is running Windows 8 Pro and you'd like to get Windows 8 Media Center Pack so you can watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center, you can take advantage of the following special offer:

    For a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free **

    ** Windows 8 Media Center Pack is available at no charge for a limited time only through this promotional page on Windows.com. If you obtain Windows 8 Media Center Pack through any other location fees might apply. Offer valid from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to one product key per email address.
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    See also:
    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Oct 2012 at 21:37.

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    DOH! And I looked around before posting

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    It was in News but got moved to Software, so wasn't easy to find.
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    This limitation confuses me:

    Your product key must be activated no later than January 31, 2013.
    I would assume that keys that have not been activated until February 1st will no longer work. I get that, Microsoft doesn't want people stockpiling free keys.

    But what if I have to re-install my Windows after that time? Will I have to buy a new one or will Microsoft be clever enough to at least allow activation of any key that has at least been activated once before that date?
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    So far I've tried it three times and got the "Thank you, Your product key will be emailed to you" message, but I never actually get the e-mail with the product code in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    So far I've tried it three times and got the "Thank you, Your product key will be emailed to you" message, but I never actually get the e-mail with the product code in it?
    It took over ten hours to get mine, be patient.
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    OK, it's probably been that long since the first request. I thought I might have made a typo the first time so I tried again. That was yesterday and when I saw this thread that reminded me that I still hadn't gotten it so I just tried it again a couple of minutes ago. I just wasn't expecting the big delay, this kind of stuff from Microsoft doesn't usually take so long.
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    Yeah, the delay is most certainly quite odd and there are massive differences between wait times as well. Some people get the key in under an hour, others are still waiting. I entered my e-mail several times and even tried another one (live.com instead of gmail.com) - eventually I gave up after not having even a trace of a response after several hours.
    This morning I got a giant pile of e-mails from Microsoft at the exact same time. The same key, several times on one e-mail and a different one on the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    So far I've tried it three times and got the "Thank you, Your product key will be emailed to you" message, but I never actually get the e-mail with the product code in it?
    Same here..
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