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#1 kiddingguy

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:23

Just a question:

if, when and how will Windows 8 Pro Media Center Pack be available?
...especially for Technet-users.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 20:05

any idea?

#3 xendrome

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 20:12

My understanding.. Oct 26th....

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:03

Will there be a new key Windows 8 Pro available? Or a MCE download - incl. key - via Technet?

#5 ahhell

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:07

I've read that it will be available for free on Oct. 26 until the end of 2012.
I'm not sure how it will be released though.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 20:10

I doubt it will come to MSDN/TechNet users at all. Since MS is making it a purchased upgrade they usually leave those things out of the MSDN/Technet variants. Generally, if it isn't on MSDN/Technet already it won't be in the future generally speaking...

Of course, I could be wrong on this one as it still hasn't hit stores yet.

#7 briangw

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:05

I doubt it will come to MSDN/TechNet users at all. Since MS is making it a purchased upgrade they usually leave those things out of the MSDN/Technet variants. Generally, if it isn't on MSDN/Technet already it won't be in the future generally speaking...

Of course, I could be wrong on this one as it still hasn't hit stores yet.


There are still developers who write add-ons and whatnot for Media Center, so it could appear. I remember the Windows XP MCE being on MSDN years ago.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:25

There are still developers who write add-ons and whatnot for Media Center, so it could appear. I remember the Windows XP MCE being on MSDN years ago.


Yea, but XP MCE was a separate SKU and not an aftermarket upgrade.

#9 blckhood

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:28

You can get it now http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs.

#10 Javik

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:36

You can get it now http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs.


Thanks!

#11 Sulphy

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:40

I take it Win8 will also be available on VLSC tomorrow then??

#12 Timan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:46

I seem to get an error on that page, 403 blah blah blah

#13 ahhell

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:07

The is probably getting hammered. I got through and requested my key. Now, the waiting begins....

#14 Javik

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:12

I haven't received a key yet either and I tried with 2 different emails. I presume they'll get it done soon enough.

#15 Timan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:14

This is what I'm seeing, http://d.pr/i/y2nb



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