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Windows 8 Pro Media Center available?

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kiddingguy    37

Just a question:

if, when and how will Windows 8 Pro Media Center Pack be available?

...especially for Technet-users.

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kiddingguy    37

any idea?

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xendrome    4,187

My understanding.. Oct 26th....

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kiddingguy    37

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

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ahhell    1,306

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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+LogicalApex    1,745

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.

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briangw    75

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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+LogicalApex    1,745

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.

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Sulphy    1,421

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

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Timan    554

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

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ahhell    1,306

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

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Javik    3,947

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

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kiddingguy    37

Same same here, Timan.

Ah well... we'll just wait a day or two.

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Javik    3,947

Received the key I requested sent to my hotmail account but not the key I had sent to Gmail

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Link_of_Hyrule    3

I didn't get a key either I wonder if it's just cus so many people are doing it atm.

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Brandon H    1,434

just registered for my key, off to class with me, if i'm lucky it'll be waiting for me when i get home :)

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MorganX    1,046

Let me know if anyone installs this. My Pro does not have the add features (key). It is typical add features box.

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xendrome    4,187

Let me know if anyone installs this. My Pro does not have the add features (key). It is typical add features box.

Works fine, what are you meaning "does not have the add features" ?

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MorganX    1,046

Works fine, what are you meaning "does not have the add features" ?

In the preview, you could add features and enter a key. In Pro, add features brings up only turn Windows features on or off.

Edit: Apparently the option won't be available in Pro RTM until the 26th, we'll see.

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ahhell    1,306

In the preview, you could add features and enter a key. In Pro, add features brings up only turn Windows features on or off.

Edit: Apparently the option won't be available in Pro RTM until the 26th, we'll see.

Wrong. I'm using Pro and just installed it about 5 secs ago.

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MorganX    1,046

Wrong. I'm using Pro and just installed it about 5 secs ago.

Could you answer my original question then? Provide the steps you used to install the key in 8 Pro RTM?

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ahhell    1,306

It tells you how do install it in the email that you got with the key.

"

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you?re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search).
  2. Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings.
  3. Tap or click Add features to Windows 8.
  4. Then tap or click I already have a product key.
  5. Enter the product key, and then click Next.
  6. Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features."

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