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Windows Media Center key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by KevinDunk, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. KevinDunk

    KevinDunk Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone I purchased a computer with Windows 8 on it. I took advantage of Microsoft's free Media Center key that they were offering. I went to Best Buy and purchased the Windows 8 Pro Pack and installed it on my computer. I then went into Add Features to type in the Media Center key and the Add features to Windows 8 option is now gone. I thought what the heck is going on. I then went into Programs and found that Windows Media Center is now installed!! How did that happen without typing in the Windows Media Center key???
     
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    You "answered":

    The Pro Pack upgrades Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro plus Media Center.
     
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    Everything I have read states that even though you upgrade to Pro you still need a key for Media Center. What was the point of signing up for the key if I didn't need it? I am worried that something will happen and then i will get stuck buying a key because if I dont activate the free key I got from Microsoft before tonight it will expire and be no good.
     
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    That is correct. Another thing you can do, other than simply upgrading to Pro, is to get the Windows 8 Pro Pack.
     
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