When Microsoft announced that Windows Media Center would not come with all editions of Windows, and that it won’t be available for free, there were some crestfallen hardcore Windows users. And as such anyone wanting to add Windows Media Center for Windows 8, will have to do it as described below by the Windows 8 help team.
The software maker has decided to offer Media Center for only Windows 8 Pro as an extra-cost option. Users who are so desperate to have the Windows Media Center for free may also upgrade standard Windows 8 to Pro and get Media Center in one step. However it might be a relief, rather a good news for you to know that Media Center can be added to Windows 8 Release Preview free of charge.
How to get Media Center on Windows 8 Release Previewq
- Onthe Start screen of Windows 8, you can type “Add features to Windows 8” with Settingsselected to get Media Center installed on Windows 8 Release Preview. The choice will be to the right of all the Metro results. This will launch the new desktop-based installer. You will then need product key for Media Center to install it. If you do not know the product key for Media Center, for reference, it is MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7. You’ll see a “Checking key” line at the bottom of the dialog box once you enter the product key and you’ll then see the line “Your key works. Continue when you’re ready” If you had entered the whole product key correctly without making any mistake.
- You will be then prompted with the License terms and agreements, accept the license terms, and hit “Add features.” After waiting through an “Adding features” message with progress animation, another blank screen will appear that says “Adding features” with a percent complete and “Do not shut down your PC” message, your PC restarts. To see the last and newest tile on your Metro Start screen as Windows Media Center, after waiting through another “Adding features” message, you restart your Windows 8 PC. Running this tile while open the desktop app for media Center on your Windows 8 PC.
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