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Are the free Windows 8 Media Center keys no longer available?

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+ir0nw0lf    367

Just got my Windows 7 laptop, got the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and ready to install. Went to the Microsoft webpage (http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs) to get the free Media Center key, it keeps telling me "We couldn't process your order." I have tried even a fresh gmail address and get the same error.

Anyone else have this problem or know if Microsoft has stopped dishing out the keys? Site says until Jan. 31, 2013. If anyone might have a unused Media Center key, I'd appreciate it.

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neufuse    2,787

there was a topic somewhere on here a week or two ago saying about MS stopping free MC keys... didn't read it, but there might be info on here about this

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Crisp    3,271

I believe the offer was until the end of last year. I know they also had problems of the keys giving pirated versions on Windows 8 a full legit license.

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Dot Matrix    7,164

No, it goes until the 31st. I'd keep at it, if I were you. The system is notoriously slow.

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PNWDweller    140

I just tried that page and got:

Thank you

Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn?t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.

After entering in the email address and completing the captcha. Might want to try again?

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DaDude    37

I entered my email address last Thursday and still didn't get my product key. It's WAY over 72 hours. Not sure what's going on here.

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Detection    2,256

It takes ages to get keys now, it took over a week for my last one

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+ir0nw0lf    367

I just created another gmail account, put in the email address and captcha, hit "Send my product key" and get same thing (We couldn't process your order.). Guess I'll try at home.

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GarakObama    8

I get the "We couldn't process your order." message too. I've seen people talk about using this to register their pirate copy so it seems likely that they have stopped giving out keys.

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Detection    2,256

I get the "We couldn't process your order." message too. I've seen people talk about using this to register their pirate copy so it seems likely that they have stopped giving out keys.

I've just tried with a new email and I`m getting the same now (Im in UK)

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We couldn't process your order.

Terms & Conditions

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Raa    1,408

Hopefully just a bug, but Microsoft should just keep this offer permanently open tbh.

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cluberti    8

I was told by a colleague to contact Microsoft customer service after creating a request right before Christmas that hadn't been processed - after a little information exchange, I was given a key over the phone.

http://support.micro...bers/en-us?FR=1

There must be something up with the site at the moment, because it worked some time back in December for a copy I had purchased for someone, but it has since been failing attempts since my last try a little over a week ago.

Full disclosure, I am an MS employee, but even I had to call the phone # :).

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statm1    62

I'm glad I got my MC key way back in November, way before I had even bought Win8 yet..lol

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badb0y    135

I Got this:

Thank you

Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn?t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.

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Cabby Omo    0

I find it very amusing how people cannot get it. It?s a marketing strategy that works for Microsoft. Its like fishing. Throw in the free stuff , give a little time then take a big scoop. So now whoever had try windows 8 pro will most likely not downgrade. So whats the best solution for all you pirate? buy the OS. Ha ha ha

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SammTracey    0

Hoping the wait isnt too long;

Thank you

Your product key will be emailed to you within 72 hours. If the email doesn?t arrive in your inbox, be sure to check your junk email folder.

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+ir0nw0lf    367

Still unable to get anything other than the can't process your order message. *shakes fist at Microsoft* No one with a spare key feeling generous? Trying to get the extra value out of paying for the upgrade LOL. :D

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GarakObama    8

I kept trying and a day or two ago it accepted my entry and show the email within 72 hours message. I have not yet received any email.

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PNWDweller    140

I haven't gotten mine either, but no matter to me. It is Free after all so if it never comes, whatever. :) Not like I paid them for it. If that was the case, then yeah, would be upset.

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PNWDweller    140

Got my key today but it doesn't work. So, not sure if it is my PC or not (OEM install from Toshiba).

So, hopefully people will get thiers soon since mine just came in 11 minutes ago. :)

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+ir0nw0lf    367

Got my key today but it doesn't work. So, not sure if it is my PC or not (OEM install from Toshiba).

So, hopefully people will get thiers soon since mine just came in 11 minutes ago. :)

Is your Win8 the Pro version? I believe the key only works on the Pro version not the "core" version.

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trek    181

Just received my Media Center key...

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GarakObama    8

Me too. It didn't work though. I think they are gonna make people fight for this one if they really want it heh...

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DaDude    37

I FINALLY got my product key. Geez, it took two weeks!!! Not sure why they say 72 hours.

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PNWDweller    140

Is your Win8 the Pro version? I believe the key only works on the Pro version not the "core" version.

After I tried the key it was THENthat I read the email. You are right - it doesn't work unless I have Pro. So, I have a useless key unless of course I can find a taker. But not sure if I could do that here or not via PM. :)

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