How do I activate Windows 8 Pro Media Center?

Here’s how to get it:

  1. Request your free product key from Microsoft’s Web site.
  2. Hit the shortcut, Win+W, then type “add features.” Select “Add features to Windows 8.”
  3. Click on “I already have a product key,” then enter your product key. Click Next to continue.
  4. Agree to the licensing agreement, then click “Add features.”

Does Windows 8.1 Pro include media center?

Windows Media Center isn’t included in Windows 8.1. It is available if you’ve already purchased the Windows Media Center Pack for Windows 8.1 Pro. Windows Media Center isn’t included in Windows 8.

How can I activate Windows 8.1 Pro?

To activate Windows 8.1 using an internet connection:

  1. Select the Start button , type PC settings, and then select PC settings from the list of results.
  2. Choose Activate Windows.
  3. Enter your Windows 8.1 product key, select Next, and follow the instructions.

What is Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center?

Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center on Windows 8.1 Pro.
Developer(s) Microsoft
Successor Windows DVD Player (Windows 10)
Type Digital video recorder and media player
Website Last copy of defunct full site Current article

How do I get a product key for Windows 8.1 Pro?

So you could go to and buy a download version of Windows 8.1. You’ll get an email with the product key, which you can use, and you can just ignore (never download) the actual file.

How do I install Windows Media Center?

How can I install Windows Media Center on Windows 10?

  1. Extract all the files and folders from the archive. You will get a WMC folder.
  2. In the WMC folder, right-click _TestRights.cmd and go to Run as administrator.
  3. After that, right-click on Installer.cmd, and also run it as administrator.
  4. Finish the installation.

What happened to Windows Media Center?

Microsoft discontinued development of Windows Media Center in 2009, but enthusiasts have held out hope that the feature would get one more reprieve for Windows 10. Sorry, folks, that’s not happening. Windows Media Center is dead.