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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    Yes and be able to install WMC after the clean install which you can't now.
    Hi there

    Source of this info please !!!

    Still existing TechNet subscriptions will of course have access but what about the rest.

    As far as WMC is concerned - that's LAST century's technology -- there are so many BETTER and alternative ways of handling Media playing etc that WMC is essentially a totally redundant piece of software. Things like Film service streaming or online TV weren't around when WMC was first launched - and these days who ever bothers to install TV cards etc in their computers.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    As far as WMC is concerned, I agree with you. I think most people were simply so used to using the Windows-supplied codecs and other media software that they had a knee-jerk reaction to Microsoft culling WMC--I was one of them... I got WMC free and had no trouble installing it with my original keys with my full UEFI install of 8.1, but with programs like VLC I don't even need it.
    Had no trouble updating WMC, but it changed my reg code for Win8.1. to the one I used to load WMC!
    "Who knows what danger lurks ahead" A quote from a lead in to radio show "The Shadow" in the 1930s.

    That "Old Fart" again!

    Tully

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  2. #22


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    Hi there

    Source of this info please !!!

    Still existing TechNet subscriptions will of course have access but what about the rest.

    As far as WMC is concerned - that's LAST century's technology -- there are so many BETTER and alternative ways of handling Media playing etc that WMC is essentially a totally redundant piece of software. Things like Film service streaming or online TV weren't around when WMC was first launched - and these days who ever bothers to install TV cards etc in their computers.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    As far as WMC is concerned, I agree with you. I think most people were simply so used to using the Windows-supplied codecs and other media software that they had a knee-jerk reaction to Microsoft culling WMC--I was one of them... I got WMC free and had no trouble installing it with my original keys with my full UEFI install of 8.1, but with programs like VLC I don't even need it.
    Had no trouble updating WMC, but it changed my reg code for Win8.1. to the one I used to load WMC!
    "Who knows what danger lurks ahead" A quote from a lead in to radio show "The Shadow" in the 1930s.

    That "Old Fart" again!

    Tully
    That's normal. If you use add features to go from Core To Pro, the Pro key you enter is the new key Windows activates against. Upgrade again and Windows activates against the Media Center key. The Media Center keys are only good for use on one PC just like the other keys so they become the active key.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23

    WMC


    Thanks:

    I thought that I was in trouble when I had to update!

    I don't know how to give you a credit. If would show me how to it, I would.

    Tully
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You can't give Reputation in the News section. You'll see a little Thumbs Up icon next to the triangle with the ! in it , down under where it says My System Specs. You click the Thumbs Up when its visible.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25

    Reps


    I looked where you described & there is no "Thumbs Up"!

    What am I missing?

    Tully
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    It's not here in the news section as you can't give rep in this section. Go into a thread in another section like General Support and you'll see it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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