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    Default Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    Hi,

    I have installed windows 8 pro upgrade yesterday and microsoft that media center would come free with it if you entered your email address they would send a product key. I did, but so far this has not been delivered. Should I contact Mcirosoft?

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    You must request a key from the MS Media Center site.

    ON the Metro screen start typing Add Features, then in the search box choose settings. You will see Turn ON Windows Features. Click on this and follow the prompts to get your key.
    Last edited by Medico; 11-08-2012 at 03:32 AM.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    It took me around 20 hours to get my Media Center key after requesting it. Some has reported 48 hours or longer, however if it hasn't been received in that time, go back to site linked above & request it again.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    Hi userld,

    How long you have waited? You have to wait 48 to 72 hours to get your free product key once you’ve entered your email address.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    Many of us on Day One (10/26) had ours inside of 24 hours, though some didn't. It may take longer now, since many positive reviews of Windows 8 Pro is emerging.

    Though I have often wondered why not the same company handling the whole promo. This is what is causing the delay, in my opinion.

    I suppose that would have been too simplified.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    Another case where the original OP has not come back with answers.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    That seems to happen quite often, since I've participated in forums. No indication that the thread was solved, no thanks, no nothing. Many of the one & outs.

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    Default Re: Did not received my product key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack

    I just registered for my second Free Media Center key on Thursday. The site reported that it takes up to 72 hours to process the request, so please be patient over this.

    Windows 8 Pro adoption is much higher than anticipated (by some), as to why the same distributor of 8 Pro isn't handling WMC, your guess is as good as mine is.

    I do know that Digital River, the ones who handled Windows 7 distribution, as well as many other offerings, does an outstanding job. As to why the change, I have no idea, but have voiced my opinion to MS over the issue. That's all that I & other users of MS software can do, is report issues & make suggestions. MS does listen to all reviews, whether over the phone or by email.

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