Originally Posted by permutations
I did not download Windows 8.1 Media Center Pack when Microsoft was giving it away for free, and now it's impossible to find anywhere. I have a fully licensed copy of Windows 8.1 Pro, but no Windows Media Center Pack. I don't need the Pro pack - just the Media Center Pack. If you downloaded a copy when it was available, could you please message me?
I can tell you what happen to me,on my brick road. to fin the WIN of OZ.
I started out with Windows 8, then got win 8.1 pro and at that time downloaded the free WMC. All was not well because my Win 8.1 computer crashed,then I found out when I was doing a reinstal,l that the key for the free WMC wouldn't work! I was within the time frame of win 8.1 support,calling them of QZ,the wizzards of WIN told me that the free WMC key was a one time deal,after a lot of conversation,the great wizards of OZ,let me buy a key for WMC.
Then the evil Witch put a spell on me,that I should build another Win 8.1 WMC, While intel skylake was still available. Don't forget win 8.1 will only support intel skylake,the wizards of Microsoft and intel,cast a spell, said that only the latest intel chips, would support win 10 only.
I decided to build the win 8.1 WMC,I found a WMC key on ebay and built a new,win 8.1 pro WMC.
Frist off,if you don't copy DRM,cable card movies,don't waste your money or time. Second, Playready is not supported anymore,which is the main difference between Win 7 WMC and Win 8.1 WMC.
When you set up a WMC,cable card, win 8.1, computer,there is no way to get around playready not working. Win 7 some how avoids playready.
Yes I have two win 7 wmc computers and one is the first WMC,which you had to buy from dell or HP and they had a cable labs sticker with the KEY on it,they should have kept it that simple and not forced playready junk on us,
Don't forget, that bill gates, said he was a wizard and that's why Steve jobs spells, didn't work on him,welcome to OZ!