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    Can't add media center

    I have just installed windows 8 on a customers computer. They also asked me to buy and install the media center pack. I enter the code and it says I need to activate and I already have. I click the link and nothing happens. What do I do.

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    Are you going through Search > type in "add features" > click on Settings?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    You cannot install WMC on a windows 8 core computer. Only Pro can be upgraded to Media Center. The pack you need is the Windows Pro Pack that upgrade win 8 to win 8 pro with media center. It's available from MS for $100. IMO the user should skip it and save the $100. Media center is seldom used now with Internet video and TV.

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    I had actually forgotten that Media Center needs Win 8 Pro. Win 8 Standard (this is the edition that comes pre-installed on most new PCs) needs to be upgraded to Win 8 Pro as mlg63 correctly pointed out. Good catch!
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