Always nice to get something for free … even if it was provided in your earlier Windows installation! Eh…the administrative system was down. Then I remembered reading about how Microsoft was trying to keep the licensing costs of Windows 8 down and one way was by not licensing various codecs, as they explained : Our partners have shared clear concerns over the costs associated with codec licensing for traditional media playback, especially as Windows 8 enables an unprecedented variety of form factors. So hopefully tomorrow goes good because I'm not rebuying Windows 8 for over 100 bucks just because I installed a free update. The key can take two or three days to arrive. Step 1: Visit from your web browser. If you simply want to avoid being forced to upgrade to Pro or would rather use another media player, there are tons of options. In that process, the product key is e-mailed to you.
Its incredibly irritating and whats most surprising is that this has been the only thread or information about this issue that I've been able to find. I got a message that I needed to activate Windows. It has several benefits including Hyper-V virtualization, virtual hard disk booting, file system encryption, and so on. The level of the resource pro usage in Windows 8. If you have any promo code, then type it and click on Apply to get a discount.
Everything had been working just fine since january, now poof! Media Center Pack can be purchased as a feature for Windows 8. He gave me a copy of the key he used in case I need it later. It currently seems to take a couple of hours tops before you get the key. That price is only for users with Windows 8 Pro. While Media Center is not included in the operating system by default, it is available as an add-on for a price. Step 3: You will receive a mail containing your Windows 8 Media Center pack key. In simple words, Microsoft has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 8 and users must need to purchase Media Center as a separate add-on.
Fortunately, Microsoft is spreading a little pre-holiday cheer by giving away the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free. I have the same problem. To receive a free product key and get Windows 8 Media Center Pack, provide a valid email address in the space provided. He stated that the media center key was only valid up until the promotion jan'13? You must either run a Windows 8 Setup or enter a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Product Key. And after the Media Center offer ends, the Windows 8 special price offer ends as well! A little more digging and I found out that won't be available until October 26, then it will be free until January 31st. If you want Windows Media Center on your Windows 8 Pro machine, now is the time to get it! If you have the basic Windows 8, you to Windows 8 Pro before you can even use Windows Media Center. You have to use your Media Center Key instead of your Windows 8.
He said the keys I had wouldn't work because they were Win 8 keys. Non-Windows 8 Pro users will have to purchase the Windows 8 Pro Pack in order to get Windows Media Center. Then, the Pro with Media Center got deactivated and I can't reactivate it. The declaration concerning to the development of this Windows 8. Well, first I got a laptop pre installed with Windows 8, and I got a Windows 8 Pro with Media Center Build 9200 from a friend. We're back to Windows Pro costing 150 bucks. This offer does not apply to Windows 8 users who aren't running the Pro version.
I tried this last wk, but this did not work for me. Still waiting after 16 hrs. I need to purchase it even though it was included in my previous version of Windows 7 Professional? I've found the solution guys!!! Why isn't it just bundled with Win8 Pro? Users who are running Windows 8 Pro edition see can purchase the Media Center add-on and then use Add features to Windows 8 wizard to get the feature see. All apps and programs including Media Center are still working. Update: It appears that only Windows 8 Pro owners get a free upgrade to Windows Media Center Media Pack. There are plenty of alternatives available so no need to mess with Microsoft's half-hearted attempt at audio and video.
Called W8 upgrade helpdesk this morning after waiting for 10 hrs. This Activate retail Windows 8. The name of the Windows Explorer has been changed to File Explorer in Windows 8. If that is not a great deal, what is? Anyway, then I discovered a half-ass solution. Microsoft has also in Windows 8.
Did you input a key that you bought or a free one? There are endless changes in Windows 8. And does anyone know where to purchase a key? Just wondering if this has happened to any of you. Another additional option in Windows 8. Did you input a key that you bought or a free one? Yeah I had that same problem as well and now I have level 2 tech support calling me tomorrow. I have 30 days to reactivate my Windows until it will stop working.