If I have problems, I certainly will look at it, too. I was told that while yes, I have a license for 8. I believe the author is working on a Windows 10 version as well, but I'm not entirely sure. In fact, it takes them out of the equation entirely. It works best if you already have a key though. It's never run out, but the fact that it gets so close has become more than a minor annoyance. It had in fact installed, and I eventually noticed that above the system tray on the desktop it said that I had windows 8.
I didn't realize a key was involved. If you do not see it, it needs to be added first. The wording is ambiguous, but suggests to me that it won't. 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. That may also be the case if you are a die-hard fan of it, or have used it extensively on your previous system.
This is so stupid, there most be some supersmart reasoning hidden behind it. I was panicking that I was going to have to be on hold for hours with a Microsoft support script monkey I just encountered this as well. John Rubdy Forum Moderator Microsoft Community. Step 1: Visit from your web browser. If you want Windows Media Center on your Windows 8 Pro machine, now is the time to get it! I won't re-install Windows 10 because it breaks some other software I was using. I've gone through numerous situations where my guide data has gotten down to just a few days of running out completely before someone at Microsoft fixed the problem. I saved that in a file on my puter, that got wiped out with the refresh that was supposed to save my files.
It looks more like an intentional barrier to keep Win7 users away from Win8. Depending on whether you have upgraded Windows 8 to Windows 8. Screenshot gallery Closing Words If you already have a product key for Media Center, it is a no-brainer to add the program to the Windows 8. I got these dates directly from the Microsoft Web site. Hope I could help you guysThat worked for me. Step 4: Next, open Add features to Windows 8 wizard by typing Add features in Start screen search switch to Settings and pressing Enter key. Although in the email it clearly does not spell out that installing it on Windows 8.
I installed Media Center on them and when you go into settings and look for the key it displays the Media Center key as the Windows 8 key. Thanks for contributing an answer to Super User! It automatically downloads art for movies and inserts channel logos into the guide. Here are the steps what I did: 1. Do I have to purchase the key again? I have it on Win7 wrong computer , and I have the hack that puts it on Win10, but there's no guide with that and I don't like Win10 - too many incompatibilities. Microsoft will only supply guide data for Windows 7 until 2020 Windows 8 until 2023.
My budget needs a break, and I've got other things to do. However, I didn't realize I have to activate this product key no later than Feb 2013. Microsoft stopped distributing it on October 15th, 2015. Ziegler, thank you for your help! Step 5: Once Add features to Windows 8 wizard is opened, click I already have a product key, enter the product key that you received from Microsoft, click Next button, and accept license terms and then click Add features button. Step 3: You will receive a mail containing your Windows 8 Media Center pack key.
I've just spent so much time and money on setup and research since cutting the cable cord, I don't want to dive into anything else right now if it's not necessary. I don't know if this helps or not, but I recently had issues with the Media Center key in Windows 8. The easiest way to find out if you have it installed is to enter Media Center on the start screen of the operating system. I am really really looking at moving off the Microsoft platform and on to something else. I have Windows 7 installed through Parallels on my work computer.
If you don't like Win10 then why would you want Win8 over Win7? Go to settings and put a new product key in. If the guide data turns out to be unreliable going forward or if it's cut off sooner than that, I'll look at other options. It is interesting to note that you did not have to own a Windows 8 license to snag a key, and that each customer could get up to in that period. The Microsoft site says that third party sellers may still offer it, but I haven't found any. It has Windows Media Center, but doesn't do me any good.
Windows 8 Pro users can now get the Media Center Pack for free by completing the given below instructions. If you downloaded a copy when it was available, could you please message me? That depends on what you want to use it for. Until January 31, 2013 you can get a free product key that will allow you to add the Windows 8 Media Center Pack to an existing Windows 8 Pro installation. Hi, Welcome to Microsoft community forums. I hope it suits your needs well. The only difference for me is that the code I used is from the Media Centre Pack that I purchased.