Monday, May 19, 2014

Installing Windows 8.1 Media Center In Windows 8 Pro

For the Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Media Center Edition users who wish to watch and record TV shows with the Windows Media Center, it was a great disappointment that Microsoft did not bundle the Media Center in the Windows 8 operating system. Many of the users are very much disappointed that Microsoft has not included the Media Center with the Windows 8 operating system.

However, the users can add it to Windows 8 Pro by buying the Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack, or you can upgrade to Windows 8 to Pro with the Media Center with the Windows 8.1 Pro Pack. The user will be receiving a product key for the installation upon the purchase. Then in the Windows 8 operating system, search for the add features and run the Add Features wizard to install the Windows Media Center Pack.

Microsoft requires the users to activate the Windows Media Center after the installation is completed successfully. While trying to activate the product, you may get the error message "Unable to activate Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center or Windows 8 Pro with Media Center." This message will appear if your Windows 8 installation is not genuine. This can also occur if the Windows 8 product key that you received at the time of purchase is not genuine. This is a very rare case and can happen when you buy the key from a third party vendor or an already used product key.

If this is not the case, you can try running the Add Features wizard again and then select the option for activating via phone. Alternatively, you can search for and run the SLUI 04 app that also lets you to activate the product by phone. After selecting your country or region, you will be displayed a screen that shows the correct dial-in number for activating the product. You may then follow the prompts to finish the activation.

If you are still facing any problems, you need not worry as you get a short period of free tech support while buying one of the packs that install the Windows Media Center. If you fail to install Windows 8 Media Center edition, you can try contacting the Microsoft tech support for assistance with installing Windows 8 Media Center. Make sure that you have the product key to install Windows 8 Media Center available before contacting the tech support team.

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