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Windows 8.1 and WMC activation

  1. #1


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

    Windows 8.1 and WMC activation


    When I first installed Windows 8 I got 2 free WMC keys. I used one on my Windows 8 system and never used the 2nd one. I have installed 8.1 preview using the ISO and Hyper-V. Today I used "Add features to Windows 8" using the unused WMC key to install WMC on my 8.1 virtual system and it worked great.

    Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

    Jim
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Jul 2013 at 01:00. Reason: added tutorial for more info

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  2. #2


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Does you copy show an expiration date?
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  3. #3


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Even I have a spare key which I have never used. Will try this

    Update : I played with my VM and I added WMC but still it shows an expiration date.
    Last edited by bagavan; 15 Jul 2013 at 08:34.
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  4. #4


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


    I see no expiration date on mine. Are you seeing it on the System page?
    But it doesn't matter since it just a test.

    Jim
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    I see no expiration date on mine. Are you seeing it on the System page?
    But it doesn't matter since it just a test.

    Jim
    So Jim, did this hold or did it expired. Did u start with W8.1 WMC or did u start with Pro adding WMC??? Update please... PM me if needed.
    Last edited by Y314K; 23 Aug 2014 at 13:19.
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Windows 8.1 and WMC activation
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