Using Windows 8 Media Center Pack In Windows 8 PRO

Microsoft has revealed the terms and conditions of using Windows 8 Media Center Pack in Windows 8 Professional.

How to get?

Your PC must be running Windows 8 Pro.

How to get Windows Media Center pack?

You can grab Windows Media Center pack absolutely free within a limited time period i.e. from October 26, 2012, until January 31, 2013, and is limited to five licenses per customer per promotion., and is limited to one product key per email address.

What is the activation deadline?

Your product key must be activated no later than January 31, 2013.

From where shall I get Windows Media Center?

Windows 8 Media Center Pack is available at no charge for a limited time only through this promotional page on

Will Microsoft contact me?

Microsoft will only contact you at the email address you provide to send you your product key and to remind you when the activation period for your product key is ending.

What about Catalysis Corporation?

Catalysis Corporation is a third-party company which Microsoft uses to collect subscription information and process the delivery of these emails.

What will happen if I obtain from other place?

If you obtain Windows 8 Media Center Pack through any other location fees might apply.

What will happen If you purchase a new PC with Windows 8 preinstalled and you later upgrade that PC with Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8 Media Center Pack, a volume license edition, or a retail edition?

you will no longer be able to install apps that are provided exclusively from your PC manufacturer through the Windows Store

How to install?

  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 and then do one of the following:
    • If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online.You will be prompted through the steps to buy a product key from there and it will be entered for you.
    • If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.
  4. Enter your product key and click Next.
  5. Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.

If you were running Windows 8, your PC will restart automatically and Windows 8 Pro With Media Center will be on it.

If you were running Windows 8 Pro, your PC will restart automatically and Windows Media Center will be available for use.

How long shall I get Microsoft support?

The installation of Windows 8 Media Center Pack includes 90 days of no-charge support from Microsoft. The 90-day period begins after you install and activate Windows 8 Media Center Pack. (Telephone or other access charges may apply.)

Shall I get this promotion from any locality?


Will there be DVD Playback?

Yes.DVD playback functionality will be there.

All the details are here:-

Add Windows Media Center to Windows 8 Pro


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