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#1 Gotenks98

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:09

I been trying to find info on this so I can install the media center. I tried using the same product key I upgraded with earlier but that does not work for getting the media center. Any ideas on this?


#2 aniv

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:11

Who asked you to use the same product key? You need a different key to activate media center. Request one here:

http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs

#3 OP Gotenks98

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 16:19

Who asked you to use the same product key? You need a different key to activate media center. Request one here:

http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs

I have also tried this and its been 48 hours and got nothing so far.

#4 skilithead

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 16:21

It may take a couple of days to get your key . Mine did .Media Center working just fine .

#5 Sekyal

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 17:34

Yup my key finally arrived. It isn't quick getting to you but it will get to you.

#6 +DConnell

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 17:44

Waiting for my Media Center key. In the meantime, XBMC runs just fine on Win8. streamed video, DVDs, you name it; it plays. I've never been impressed by Media Center in the past, but I'm willing to give the new version a try once I can install it.

#7 OP Gotenks98

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 14:24

got mine late last night. Thanks for the help.

#8 Javik

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 14:36

Waiting for my Media Center key. In the meantime, XBMC runs just fine on Win8. streamed video, DVDs, you name it; it plays. I've never been impressed by Media Center in the past, but I'm willing to give the new version a try once I can install it.


Does XBMC interface with the IR Receiver and remote?

#9 Nothing Here

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 16:24

I still haven't received my key yet. :(

#10 DKAngel

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 16:40

my mediac center key took about 3 minutes to get to me, just need to reformat and install everything from scratch

#11 PGHammer

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:05

It may take a couple of days to get your key . Mine did .Media Center working just fine .


Same here - in fact, mine arrived earlier this afternoon (though I requested it last week).

It took three reboots for it to fully kick in; however, that is likely due to a dual-boot with Windows Server 2012 (which is the default).

I'm waiting for Sandy to go away before physically reinstalling my HDTV Wonder (I'm twenty miles due S. of Washington, DC - hence in danger of power failure over the next 24 hours).

However, I'm as legal as da eagle.....:)

#12 skilithead

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 23:33

Good luck PG ,STAY SAFE.



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