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How to enable Media Center in Windows 8 Release Preview?
Microsoft will not provide Windows Media Center free of cost in upcoming Windows 8 but you can still use Windows Media Center free of cost currently in Windows 8 Release Preview version. Read this article and follow the given below instructions to use Media Center on Microsoft’s Windows 8 Release Preview version free of cost.
Last month Microsoft announced that they are going to remove Media Center from Windows 8 but later they concluded to provide Windows Media Centre separately as a upgrade by charging some money from users. Therefore, we can say that Microsoft will not provide Windows Media Center free of cost in upcoming Windows 8 but you can still use Windows Media Center free of cost currently.
Removal of Windows Media Center from Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system minimizes the user's space as they would not be able to watch their favorite Videos, they will also miss the option of recording their favourite TV programs and shows. They may not watch their favorite DVDs and play their best media files if they do not buy Windows Media Center separately as an upgrade. Moreover, Windows 8 will offer no built-in way to play DVDs without Media Center, since the new version of Windows Media Player lacks native DVD support.
But currently, forgetting about all above, you can still use Windows Media Center in your Windows 8 Release Preview edition by following few simple instructions described below:
How to Enable Media Center in Windows 8 Release Preview
1. Goto Metro start menu and move your pointer/ mouse to upper right corner of the screen.
2. You will find some charm bars there; you have to select 'Search' among them.
3. Enter the word 'add features' in the search box and then tap or click on "Add features to Windows 8" option.
4. In "Add features to Windows 8", check on the option for 'I already have a product key'.
5. Enter the given below product key on that option, MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7
6. After entering the product key click on Next button.
7. After that accept the license terms of using it and click on add feature.
8. Now, you are done. Now ypur PC will reboot and when you login to your PC next time, you can easily find
Windows Media Centre
on the Metro start screen of your PC.
Product key for enabling Media Center on Windows 8 Release Preview
The product key given above (MBFBV-W3DP2-2MVKN-PJCQD-KKTF7) is
published by Microsoft
and it can be used to
enable Media Center in Windows 8 Release Preview
Other Alternates to Windows Media Center
Windows Media Center is available free of cost in Windows 8 Release Preview
, but it would not be available free of cost in upcoming Windows 8 versions. So, if you do not want to buy Windows Media Center separately as upgrade then also you can run your favorite movies,DVDs and other media files by installing other third party free softwares on your Windows 8 computer. Moreover, you can also install some paid softwares like Real Player to play your music and video media files.
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