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I managed to get a free product key for Media Center yesterday as Microsoft is offering them for free at the moment. However, I don't have the "Add Features" tool available in Settings on my copy of Windows 8 Pro which I got from VLSC and hence I'm unable to install Media Center. It seems that anyone using a VLK is affected as I've seen by [url="http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/a84980a9-1b9e-49ef-8dc6-c18a1921b6cf"]other comments on Microsoft's Social Forums[/url].

Has anyone here experienced the same problem, or found a fix?

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Have you activated he copy of Windows 8, seems to be only available when that's done

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I don't think the volume licensing version has the ability to add new feature keys. That's likely supposed to be managed by your IT department with group policies.

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Are there any follow up's to this issue? I am the IT Department at my company and......wait for it....I am the admin. So, why is this, "add features," option stripped out? That's not cool. Any updates would be greatly appreciated.

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[quote name='Leofiresign31' timestamp='1354897857' post='595375136']
Are there any follow up's to this issue? I am the IT Department at my company and......wait for it....I am the admin. So, why is this, "add features," option stripped out? That's not cool. Any updates would be greatly appreciated.
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They feel IT departments do not need media center. No update . Still need to have the regular version

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I had to buy the retail upgrade to use the MC key. Enterprise version of Win8 does not support MC.

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It's because it changes the actual license key for the OS. If you're an IT guy you should know what that means for VLK situations. ;)

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You need a FFP or OEM version to install MC

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