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Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center

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    Windows 8

    Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center


    I have upgraded my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 8 but am having some issues. I am considering wiping out the hard drive and starting over but am concerned I will lose my Windows Media Center add-in. Can I re-add it without having to pay again if I still have my activation key?

    Thanks!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Meltzer,

    Yes, you sure can.

    You would do a clean install with your Windows 8 upgrade using the W8 key.
    When finished, you would use step 2 to add Windows Media Center (WMC) to enter your WMC key.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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Reinstalling OS and Windows Media Center
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