Here's something that I didn't know.

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by MikeHawthorne, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I just saw this, something that I wasn't aware of.
    I'm pretty sure I had media player running in Windows 8 preview.

    Mike
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    Purchase the Windows 8 Media Center Pack.

    Microsoft no longer includes Windows Media Center with Windows 8.

    Windows Media Center, which includes DVD playback, is available separately.

    If you have Windows 8 Pro, you can purchase the Windows 8 Media Center Pack to activate Windows Media Center and DVD playback on your computer.

    Microsoft is offering the Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free until January 31, 2013 –click here to get it.

    If you have the basic, non-Pro edition of Windows 8 on your computer, you’ll have to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro by purchasing the Windows 8 Pro Pack before you can get Windows 8 Media Center.

    Use the Add features to Windows 8 control panel to upgrade. To open it, press the Windows key, type * add features, tap or click the Settings category, and tap or click Add features to Windows 8.

    Windows Media Center is not available for Enterprise versions of Windows 8.
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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  3. sirloyne

    sirloyne Banned

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    I disabled Media Center and Media Player 12 on my Win 7 Laptop. No big loss. I installed K-Lite and use Media Player Classic for all my video and use Foobar for all my audio.
     
  4. Joe S

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    I'm with you I almost never use Media Player and have used K-Lite for a years.
    Joe
     

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