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Added Media Player, now asks me to reactivate constantly

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Added Media Player, now asks me to reactivate constantly

    I originally installed Windows 8, then upgraded to 8.1. Two days ago I realized I had no DVD player, and purchased Media Player.

    Now, everytime I start up - and occasionally while I'm working, I get a screen telling me to go to PC settings to activate windows. When I click on "PC Settings," It shows the last four digits of my product key, with a button to add another key, and says windows can not activate now, try again later.

    1) Do I have to enter the product key for Media player
    2) Why would it keep saying Windows can't activate?

    Any help will be appreciated!



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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    1) Do I have to enter the product key for Media player
    Yes, Media Center needs to be activated using the product key.

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  3. #3

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

    I assume you meant Media Center, not Media player. Might I ask where you bought it from? Just want to make sure it was from a legit source. So you entered the Media Center key though Add Features and now it won't activate, correct? You shouldn't have to enter the product key for Media Center a second time. The Change Product key option is there to let you try a different key, if you have one. Have you used this MC Key on another PC?
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Added Media Player, now asks me to reactivate constantly
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