Saturday, November 03, 2012 7:03 AM
I am not finding anything up to date on this question, so I'm going to go ahead and start a new post since Windows 8 has been released.
I have found out that the VL keys for Enterprise and Pro don't allow the installation of Windows Media Center. We use this in our libraries quite a bit in our school district. I need this feature, but it's not allowed with the VL keys. We have no local cable company, so we use it to record educational programming off a Directv satellite so it can be watched by the kids.
Is it there if I change the key on the Windows 8 Pro VL machine I just installed to my Technet key? (Windows 8 Pro (TechNet Professional)
If it's not there either, does that mean that I have to go out and purchase Windows 8 Pro Retail to get the feature??? Hopefully not, I blew a ton of money on my VL agreement with Microsoft and any more purchase take resources from the classrooms. Come on Microsoft, let's release an install for those of us in a predicament.
Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:22 AM
Windows 8 Pro Pack or Windows 8 Media Center Pack is not available through MSDN / Technet / VLSC. Please register below to avail the FREE WMC Key.
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:43 AMThe problem is there us no 'Add Features' available in the VL editions of Windows Pro 8 so you cannot add the 'free' Media Center Pack. MS have completely dropped the ball here and are not answering the questions on this in any forums.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 4:21 PM+1, this isn't answered yet. BoyGreen is right..
Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:08 AM
This section is for MSDN Subscription Feedback and related queries. You can ask your Windows 8 installation and queries in the respective section.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:49 AM
some useful information on how to achieve this with non-VL media is in this thread:
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Friday, February 01, 2013 12:32 PMWhy isn't the Windows 8 Media Center Pack available to MSDN or TechNet subscribers? I have the highest MSDN Subscription, yet (after today, Feb 1, 2013) I'll need to buy the Media Center Pack license if I want to use it? This is complete crap and a complete slap in the face for all MSDN and TechNet subscribers to lock out a feature of the OS.
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