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Windows Media Center free key

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Windows Media Center free key


    when the free key expires what you can't use? Windows Media Center? or Windows 8?

    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    and

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Dec 2012 at 16:19. Reason: added links for more info

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  2. #2


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Media centre. Win8 license should be forever. The so called "free" media centre add on /whatever it is has to be activated by end of Jan.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Hi, Can you explain what you means ? I have hard time to understand
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  4. #4


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


    The free Media Center key only has to be activated before Jan 31, but once activated it should not expire.

    Jim
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Bryan,

    In addition:


    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Tip   Tip
    For a limited time, 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:

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    *Offer valid from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to five licenses per customer per promotion.

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    Windows 8 Pro 64


    So what happens when you get a free key and when entered as instructed in "Add features to Windows 8" I am presented with a dumb message: "This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key."
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chris, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That error message usually indicates that a mistake has been made while entering the key number. Double check to make sure that you have entered it correctly. It's not hard to make a mistake with similar characters like G and 6, or 0 and o.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #8


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Titcumb View Post
    So what happens when you get a free key and when entered as instructed in "Add features to Windows 8" I am presented with a dumb message: "This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key."
    Try to copy and paste the key which you have received in your email..

    In that way typing errors can be avoided.
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  9. #9


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Titcumb View Post
    So what happens when you get a free key and when entered as instructed in "Add features to Windows 8" I am presented with a dumb message: "This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key."
    Is it Windows 8 Professional version? And is it activated? It won't work with the core Windows 8 edition or Windows 8 enterprise. I do believe the present install must be activated too.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 13 Nov 2012 at 17:28.
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    I've added the serial number for media player by copying and pasting, and it still says this key wont work...win 8 pro from dell, pre installed..
    Last edited by wase4711; 15 Nov 2012 at 20:42.
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