The digital video recorder software from Microsoft, Windows Media Center will not be part of Windows 8 operating system by default. It will be available as a paid media add-on, for which you’ll have to fork out an additional $10.
While ten bucks sounds cheap, when you consider that you are required to run Windows 8 Pro to be able to install the media center pack, the proposition suddenly turns very expensive.
To make Windows 8 as affordable as possible Microsoft is selling the standard Windows 8 license for $39.99 and Windows 8 Pro is on offer at $69.99. But these are discounted prices and available only until January 31, 2013 starting from October 26, 2012. After the end of this period, the price could jump to $199 for Windows 8 Pro.
Microsoft is also knocking off the $10 media pack charge until January 31. If you act now, you can get a license key for Windows 8 Media Center Pack at no cost. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t bought Windows 8 yet. It also doesn’t matter if you haven’t even decided you want to buy Windows 8 or not. Signup for the free media center license now – you can use it latter once you’ve made up your mind.
Get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for Free
- Visit this page and enter you email address.
- You will get your license key by email.
- On Windows 8, move the mouse cursor on the lower-right corner of the screen until you see the charms menu. Click on Search.
- Choose Settings on the left and type “add features”. Click or touch on Add features.
- In the next window you will be prompted through the steps to buy a product key or enter a procust key you’ve already bought.
- Choose the second option, enter the key you received in your email and click Next.
Windows 8 will now commence downloading the media center pack. Once that is installed, you will be able to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs.