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Anybody want my win8 media center product key? I went back to win 7 and don't need it, and also never activated it.
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i have 3 also that i wont use and has to be activated prior to jan 31.
was going to upgrade wifes, my and htpc with windows 8, or actually get the $40 upgrade licenses, but not doing that now.

note: the post above is my opinion. as such, when reading any recommendations from me, please do you research and seek out other recommendations and make up your own mind on your next course of action. i mean, most reasonable adults should know that, but it seems this should be stated anyways.
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I've got five and haven't used any of them, nor will I likely do so. I'm sticking with Windows 7 for Media Center.
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I've got five and haven't used any of them, nor will I likely do so. I'm sticking with Windows 7 for Media Center.

I made the mistake of putting win8 on my non touch laptop. doh
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I've requested the product key about 20 times now and never received it. Anyone wanna hook me up?
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macks pm me if you dont have one yet and post here you are pming me so they dont duplicate the request.

note: the post above is my opinion. as such, when reading any recommendations from me, please do you research and seek out other recommendations and make up your own mind on your next course of action. i mean, most reasonable adults should know that, but it seems this should be stated anyways.
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Finally received it 20 minutes after I posted smile.gif
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I'll take a key if you guys are giving them away smile.gif
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I signed up back when there was a lot of interest and a huge backlog. I assumed they weren't going through so I kept submitting. Then about a week later I started getting flooded with emails with codes.

I'd do the PM thing, but I don't want to deal with it. First come, first served. Maybe post which ones you used...

FG8RQ-VTD9V-8WD6D-NKJ42-8W8Y3
DXYD8-MJJP3-QFKJQ-NMCBC-Q3TB3
PKYG2-9HRWW-YCJRP-NBGCB-XBQJD
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PBYBT-P2XV2-7N3TR-Q8TGP-W2KWD
H3GBW-3427Q-XN87R-3CWV6-TJCM3

I'm still sitting on two more codes. Remember that you need Win 8 Pro. So far my Win8 WMC has been working better than my Win7 it replaced. Doesn't seem to have the handshaking issue that would pop up randomly before.

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ill take one on a pm for a media center I am building if anyone has a un-used legit key, please.
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ill take one on a pm for a media center I am building if anyone has a un-used legit key, please.

will pm you with my third and last code. you have 4 days to activate it.

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Heya I used H3GBW-3427Q-XN87R-3CWV6-TJCM3 thanks - I never got my media center download code! DOes anyone know if this works for just one machine or if it has a set number of machines it can be used on?

Thanks again
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got it thanks aliaskary77
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Heya I used H3GBW-3427Q-XN87R-3CWV6-TJCM3 thanks - I never got my media center download code! DOes anyone know if this works for just one machine or if it has a set number of machines it can be used on?

Thanks again

One use per code. It now becomes your product key and will show as already activated.

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I have a half dozen keys to activate on the same machine. Anybody know where this is in the registry so I can do this quickly without a full reinstall of win 8 every time? I'll be wiping the drive after I'm done anyway. I'm actually paying my son to do it so I don't have to look at win 8.
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I have a half dozen keys to activate on the same machine. Anybody know where this is in the registry so I can do this quickly without a full reinstall of win 8 every time? I'll be wiping the drive after I'm done anyway. I'm actually paying my son to do it so I don't have to look at win 8.

Not sure what you are asking exactly. Once activated the key(s) will be tied to that one machine. One way to simply activate the keys would be to make a virtual machine and then take a snapshot before you enter them.

To back up the key you can use Advanced Tokens Manager.

To change the product key open a CMD as Admin and run "slmgr.vbs -ipk typeyourproductkeyhere". Then to activate type "slmgr.vbs -ato".

Or type SLUI 3 in the start/search box.

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Got them all activated today. Hopefully will never have to lay eyes on Win 8 again.

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I have a product key but never activated it. Am I SOL ?

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Someone posted yesterday that it still worked, but I'd activate it sooner rather than later just in case.
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may i have one of ur product keys for windows 8 media center? biggrin.gif
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Sure.

FG8RQ-VTD9V-8WD6D-NKJ42-8W8Y3
DXYD8-MJJP3-QFKJQ-NMCBC-Q3TB3
PKYG2-9HRWW-YCJRP-NBGCB-XBQJD
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PBYBT-P2XV2-7N3TR-Q8TGP-W2KWD
H3GBW-3427Q-XN87R-3CWV6-TJCM3

But they all expired at the end of January. After January they were no longer free.

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