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Installing Windows Media Center
customizing the operation, followed by cool Media Center add-ons that will
enhance your experience.
Installing Windows Media Center
Windows Media Center is more difficult to install on Windows 8 than in
previous editions of Windows. First, you must have Windows 8 Pro edition. No other
edition, including Enterprise, will work. Next, you must actually purchase the
Windows 8 Media Center Pack for $9.99 to be able to run Media Center.
You have two methods to install Windows Media Center. The correct method
depends on your situation. Follow the relevant steps in the following sections
to install Media Center on your PC.
Purchase the Windows 8 Media Center Pack
If you have not yet purchased the Media Center add-on, it is very easy to do within
the new Add Feature utility that is part of Windows 8. Just follow these steps:
1. Open the Start screen and type Add Features .
2. Click Settings to change the search scope.
3. Select Add Features To Windows 8.
4. Click I Want To Buy A Product Key Online.
5. Click the Choose button under Windows 8 Media Pack.
6. Enter in your billing information and follow the rest of the wizard.
After you restart your PC, Windows Media Center is installed and ready to use.
Using a Media Center Pack Product Key
If you already have a Media Center add-on product key from a promotion or
other source, you can skip a few steps and jump right into installing Media
Center. Follow these steps when you have a product key available:
1. Open the Start screen and type Add Features .
2. Click Settings to change the search scope.
3. Select Add Features To Windows 8.
4. Select I Already Have A Product Key.
5. Enter your product key and follow the rest of the wizard.
After you restart your PC, Windows Media Center is installed and ready to use.
 
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