Windows, Operating System, Security, Networking, Malware, Support, Forum, Help Site Check Our Facebook Page!
Notices
Windows 8 Post your Windows 8 related questions here


Register your FREE account to unlock additional features at WindowsBBS.com
   
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10th December 2012   #1
Senior Member
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 133
Computer Experience:
Experienced
Nick Wright Reputation Level

My System

Windows 8 Pro: Media Center Product Key doesn't work


I am having the exact same problem and I do have Windows 8 Pro. -The Pro version was installed after buying new PC with Windows 8 on it.
I waited three days for this key and was devastated when it didn`t work . I am a long time user of Media Centre and was initially disappointed when Media Centre was not included in 8 so was really happy when I learned of this offer.

To wait 3 days and then find out the key is useless is pretty irritating - it sounds like ordering another key with a different e-mail is pointless as well & I`ll just be even more dissillusioned if the same thing happens.
BTW why does it take so long to get a key? 3 days is pretty poor.


Edit - the "My System" link shows my system as 32 bit, - its not -its 64 bit.


Last edited by Nick Wright; 10th December 2012 at 01:54.
Nick Wright is offline  

 

Register
to remove this ad.
 
 

Old 10th December 2012   #2
WindowsBBS Team Member
 
MrBill's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Baker, Florida (Panhandle)
Posts: 2,859
Computer Experience:
Inter and still lear
MrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation LevelMrBill Reputation Level

My System
3 days. Probably because you aren't the only customer wanting it. New system and I bet the request for stuff if flying off the shelves.

MrBill is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10th December 2012   #3
Senior Member
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 133
Computer Experience:
Experienced
Nick Wright Reputation Level

My System
But my point is this - windows activation for the O/S and for other windows features is instantaneous (as you would expect with a company that deals with computers and computerization) so why are the customers who want media centre being made to feel like freeloaders by having to wait?

I sorted my problem out and found out why it would not load by the way - its because when I bought my PC and purchased the Pro upgrade I received a pack containing the pro installation DVD (or so I thought) -recently All my Metro apps started crashing and after many fruitless attempts to fix the problem, Discovered that a re-installation was the only way I`d get my functionality back.
I duly inserted my DVD and re-installed. -Now everything seemed fine until I could not enter the Media centre key. (Thats when I posted here - after registering) .
One of your Forums features is to show a members machine/ operating system specs and I noticed that my machine was registering as 32 bit. Puzzled - I entered control panel to look at my own specs and discovered that my machine had a standard copy of Windows 8 installed.-From a DVD clearly labelled Windows 8 Pro.I also noticed that the quoted last 5 digits of my key were different to the key on the card that came with the disc - so on a hunch _ fired up the "add extra features to windows" wizard and entered the key on the card. -Windows 8 Pro installed.
Of course when I tried the media centre key - it worked this time.
Rather confusing to have a standard version of windows 8 on a disk thats clearly labelled "Windows 8 Pro" don`t you think?

The displayed specs still show 32 bit BTW

Nick Wright is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10th December 2012   #4
Staff
 
PeteC's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Staffordshire, UK
Posts: 27,600
Computer Experience:
Usually not enough
PeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation LevelPeteC Reputation Level

My System
Quote:
The displayed specs still show 32 bit BTW
Nick - you have not completed your System Details as outlined in this article.

That said we need to update the article as the free version of SIW does not work with Windows 8, only the paid version, but there are other ways of obtaining the info of course.

PeteC is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10th December 2012   #5
Administrator
 
Admin.'s Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: 35⁰ 53'55.1" N, 14⁰ 28'37.5" E
Posts: 5,890
Computer Experience:
***
Admin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation Level

My System
I have split your posts from the thread that was already marked as [Resolved] by the thread poster.

Admin. is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10th December 2012   #6
Senior Member
THREAD STARTER
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 133
Computer Experience:
Experienced
Nick Wright Reputation Level

My System
@PeteC - O.K. - will do.
@ Admin - This is resolved now too thanks.

Nick Wright is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No
Old 10th December 2012   #7
Administrator
 
Admin.'s Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: 35⁰ 53'55.1" N, 14⁰ 28'37.5" E
Posts: 5,890
Computer Experience:
***
Admin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation LevelAdmin. Reputation Level

My System
Originally Posted by Nick Wright View Post
@ Admin - This is resolved now too thanks.
Sorry, I missed that.

Admin. is offline  

Did you find this post helpful? Yes | No

Having problems with your computer? Does it crash or freeze? Is your pc slow? Our technicians can identify any issues and fix your PC quickly and reliably.

 

THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.

Are you having the same problem? Please post a new thread, but first you'll have to join us by Registering (FREE).



Discussion Forums
Operating Systems
Windows 8 Windows 8
Windows 7 Windows 7
Windows Vista Windows Vista
Windows XP Windows XP
Windows Server System Windows Server System
Legacy Windows OS Legacy Windows OS
Internet & Networking
Networking (Hardware & Software) Networking
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer
Microsoft Mail Microsoft Mail
Firefox, Thunderbird & SeaMonkey Firefox, Thunderbird
      & SeaMonkey

Web Applications & Cloud Web Applications & Cloud
General Internet
Security
Malware and Virus Removal Malware and Virus
     Removal

Security and Privacy Security and Privacy

Other
Other PC Software Other PC Software
Test Posts Test Posts
Hardware
PC Hardware PC Hardware
Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Community
Introductions Introductions
General Discussions General Discussions
Site Comments & Suggestions Site Comments
      & Suggestions

News News @ WindowsBBS

Thread Tools


Find us on Facebook   Web Of Trust Rating

All times are GMT. The time now is 23:29.


Recent Discussions
trying to browse and upload an acco.. (0)
Start up problem on windows xp (5)
Tabbed Browsing In Windows Explorer.. (2)
XP and MS Popup (11)
Dual Boot Question (8)
Repair Windows XP using USB (9)
[Is Windows 2000 still supported by.. (3)
Application not responding (27)
Windows 7-Internet connection conce.. (14)
ink for HP photosmart (5)
[Login password required when resum.. (2)
Best thing to do with an old XP box (9)
Laptop HD running constantly (10)
Choosing Optional Windows/Microsoft.. (2)
Someone here with experience with e.. (11)
laptop randomly shut down (4)
Install Win 8.1 Update or lose futu.. (3)
Windows Live Mail and Yahoo (3)
[Windows live mail - unable to send.. (4)
Windows 8.1 using Microsoft / Outlo.. (9)


Donate!
Support Windows BBS!



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO
Copyright 2002 - 2013 WindowsBBS.com. All rights reserved.
FDMA Media LLC
Terms of Use, Legal Information & Privacy Policy
Page generated in 0.09218 seconds with 7 queries