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    Windows 8 Media Center

    I asked for and got one of these and have installed it in December. I've just had an email from MS asking me to activate it by 31 Jan. However, I've already done this, well at least, when I check in Windows Activation, it tells me Windows with Media Centre is activated and the key it quotes (the last group) is the same as on the email I received in December.

    So is my Media Centre activated?

    It doesn't help that the instructions they give don't work:

    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.

    This latter step comes up with nothing found. I vaguely remember having the same issue when I got the key, but got round it by going through the Control Panel system/window.

    I'm not sure who I can ask about this, so thought of you guys.

    Thanks

    Malcolm

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    Yes your media center is activated. I suspect MS has sent a mass mailing to all those that asked for a Media Center key (I got 2 of them myself). I received 2 separate emails from MS asking me to be sure to activate as well. I am already activated so I am ignoring the emails.
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    Phew, thanks for this, puts my mind at rest.

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    It does look like a mass mailing Ted.

    I received one of these emails today and I only activated Media Centre on Monday!

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