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  1. #41


    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    Yes i dont use proxy i just thought i might try it since you are located elsewhere and yours worked.
    I even DMZ opened my router and closed all the firewalls and antivirus..still nadda.
    Its crazy!

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  2. #42


    Southampton UK
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Hi Sandbird you are not alone this is the exact same problem i am having i have tried 4 different computers with different email address and i get the same message as you every time frustrating!
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  3. #43


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    So what is the deal with this???

    I had a new PC with Windows 7 Pro. I did the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade offer for $15. I have Windows 8 Pro installed and activated successfully. Then I realized no WMC, so after some research I find out you can get it for free before Jan 31, 2013.

    Go to this link:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    Use my email address associated with my Microsoft account, and even tried other of my email addresses and entered the correct captcha code and all I get is...

    We couldn't process your order.
    Terms & Conditions

    What the heck?!

    I have been trying for about 4 days now and always the same result. Please help. Thank you.
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  4. #44


    Call Microsoft. I had no problem with two computer.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    it would help if you said what country you're from. maybe there's a region restriction.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    it would help if you said what country you're from. maybe there's a region restriction.
    I live in Houston, Texas USA.

    I also tried this on my home laptop via wifi connection. Same problem.

    Tried in on my work laptop on work network, same problem.

    I guess I will call MS tomorrow at work if I can find the time, but this is really kinda ridiculous.
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  7. #47


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


    Check the first post and call MS.

    Windows Media Center is being offered free by Micrososft


    Jim
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  8. #48


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I applied for, and received my WMC key not long after they were announced, it's been sitting in my inbox for months.
    I installed Windows 8 Pro retail version two days ago, did all the updates, then tried the WMC key.
    It installed and activated without a hitch.
    Wonder what I did wrong?

    Oh, I've taken a system image so I should be able to avoid any activation problems in the future.
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  9. #49


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Jkeener - try using a different browser or clear your cookies - I believe Microsoft uses cookies to prevent form data being resent.
    To be on the safe side use another email address too.

    I got my Media Center upgrade key on 26/10/2012 - a few days before I received my upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Upgraded to Pro then WMC without a hitch using the upgrade key in Add Features...

    Recently I checked if Add Features to Windows was still there, and it has disappeared - The executable WindowsAnytimeUpgrade.exe is also gone.

    Any ideas how to reinstate this - without resorting to a reset or refresh?

    SFC /scannow has failed to replace it.
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  10. #50


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


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Jkeener - try using a different browser or clear your cookies - I believe Microsoft uses cookies to prevent form data being resent.
    To be on the safe side use another email address too.

    I got my Media Center upgrade key on 26/10/2012 - a few days before I received my upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Upgraded to Pro then WMC without a hitch using the upgrade key in Add Features...

    Recently I checked if Add Features to Windows was still there, and it has disappeared - The executable WindowsAnytimeUpgrade.exe is also gone.

    Any ideas how to reinstate this - without resorting to a reset or refresh?

    SFC /scannow has failed to replace it.
    I wouldn't think there is any real need to put it back? There aren't any features to add. 8 Pro + MC is as good as it gets.
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