Crash2009 wrote:How bought this idea...
Throw some 7 on there with activation, take the free upgrade to 10
Then take the free WMC v12
Read the first 30-40 pages, and the Readme and Workaround in the WMCv12 installation folder, before you get started.
Paul Anderegg wrote:Building out a new low power (low heat!) HTPC to replace my 2010 era i3 turd. I read Win 7 MC will go end of life around 2020, and Win 8 will follow in 2023. If I purchase a Win 8.1 Pro disk on eBay, can I use the Media Pack key for Win 8 that I got from MS a couple of years ago? I am not sure if I need to BUY 8, install the key, THEN upgrade free to 8.1, or if I can just straight clean install 8.1 Pro and add the old 8 key.
Paul Anderegg wrote:Ya, sooooooo, that WMC v12 thing doesn't work on my Windows 10 PC. It installs, but attempting to open Windows Media Center "app" results in nothing happening...........God forbid I need to actually get my Ceton and Cox Tuning Adaptor functioning with that state, I have huge hassles just getting off the shelf Win 7 MCE to work with InfiniTV4.
I am looking for the OEM solution here, no hassles till 2023..........my "TV" is a leisure device, not a gaming console, I am not interested in battling with it or having interesting new challenges on specific Tuesdays each month.
The original Q still stands.
ThePaladinTech wrote:Somewhat old post but I thought I'd chime in on my (recent) experience - I had purchased win 8 pro, and got the FREE LEGAL upgrade that included media center (from Microsoft) - Well over the years my install while it worked, wasn't perfect. I tried to fresh install my 8 - which worked fine, and activated. then adding the upgrade key, it would no longer be licensed... Seems that Microsoft will not allow this key to be used to activate a new install ... And ALL of us that have this key have the exact same key ...
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