I do not wish to format my pc or re-install everything. If you missed the activation date, your key for Media Center is not valid. The newest version which has a lot of new features. I am in the same situation. I want to return to my legit product key to stop this and return to Windows 8.
Then I realized that the Media Center Pack is missing when I looked under Systems. After he did a couple of minutes of research he asked to remotely control my computer, which I allowed him to do. Perhaps Microsoft expects their customers to invest hours of their own time debugging activation issues for them, but I do not have the time nor the inclination. They are using it and also share it with their loving ones for their windows account activation. He tried two or three different activation codes before he hit on one that worked, but was ultimately able to activate my Win 8. I've found the solution guys!!! After hours of searching and finding what seems like a ton of other people with the same problem and failed fixes suggested by the community, I tried calling support again.
Tap or click the Settings charm. Recently over 100 million of Windows 8. So I tried the original Win 8 product key. There is nothing I have done here that is outside the prescribed path with Microsoft publishes and encourages their customers to follow. The Microsoft has made excessive changes in the Windows 8.
Millions of users become the fan of it. Hi, I had some similar issues with one of my Media Center Activations on a Win 8 machine. Today through Dreamspark Premium I got a Windows 8. I also called microsoft support and unfortunately the technician didn't seem to know. Additionally, there is no other way to purchase the windows media center pak upgrade apparently.
While it was a mistake, it was an honest one, and I have been treated in some cases like a criminal by technical support. I already called Windows product support today but he wasn't very helpful. First of all, there was a time limit to activate the free Media Center. You have to use your Media Center Key instead of your Windows 8. He said the keys I had wouldn't work because they were Win 8 keys.
If that's not the case, try running the Add Features wizard again and select the option for activating by phone. I have the same problem. I lost use of one of my free activation keys because it wasn't activated in time. All of the world this windowpane is very famous and people like its features. And, of course, install all of your programs.
I received a Media Center code during a free promo from Microsoft. I just want to activate my Windows 8. The declaration concerning to the development of this Windows 8. And does anyone know where to purchase a key? After entering the key correctly, Windows will display that the key works. If you never used the key, it won't work and I agree the behavior should be less destructive. Adding Media Center Feature to Windows 8.
The thing is, there are many kinds of Win8 keys. Everything had been working just fine since january, now poof! This home windows are incredibly popular nowadays and are most downloaded windows. There are also other innovative pro alterations in Windows 8. You can't purchase and install a new Media Center key to replace the bad one either. Ryan, I had the same thing happened to me.