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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
    Posts : 7,627
    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       31 Jul 2015 #1821

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    When I installed Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop with Media Center installed, Win 10 notified me that the App was incompatible and removed it. It wasn't a big deal to me because it was mentioned previously in the forums that Microsoft was removing it under 10.

    Remember for Windows 8/8.1, Media Center was an optional add-on that you either got for free (I did) when you upgraded to 8 within the first 30 days of release, or you had to purchase it through the Windows Store. Which leads to another question... if I purchased the App, and now Win 10 is dumping it, do you get your money back or a store credit? To me you should, but...
    Money back ? Store credit ?
    From M$ ?

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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,217
    Windows 10 IoT
       31 Jul 2015 #1822

    essenbe said: View Post
    I upgraded 4 computers yesterday. What was strange is some installed with the DVD player and some didn't. I used the same USB drive for all of them and all were Windows 7 which does have Media Center.

    I don't understand why the link won't work. I can click it and have no problems. it works for some but not for most, it seems.
    Looks like my PC that upgraded from Windows 7 doesn't have it. Two of my others that upgraded from 8.1 Pro with Media Center have it though. Haven't checked my wife's laptop yet. It was running 8.1 Pro just can't remember if MC was installed on it or not.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,571
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #1823

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Remember for Windows 8/8.1, Media Center was an optional add-on that you either got for free (I did) when you upgraded to 8 within the first 30 days of release, or you had to purchase it through the Windows Store. Which leads to another question... if I purchased the App, and now Win 10 is dumping it, do you get your money back or a store credit? To me you should, but...
    Let's say you buy some deep frozen t-bone steaks from the supermarket, put them in the freezer to be prepared later on, and then before you have made them you decide "No more meat, I'm a vegan starting from now!". Should you be able to take the steaks back to store and demand your money back because you yourself decided to change the conditions and suddenly can't anymore eat the meat you purchased?

    Nobody has forced you to "abandon" Windows 8.1. If you yourself decided to upgrade and some software which was bought to and which have worked in Windows 8.1 no longer works, and especially if this incompatibility has been clearly told to you before the upgrade, how on earth can you think you should get your money back?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       31 Jul 2015 #1824

    OK on my 2nd main machine which dual boot 7 Ultimate and 8.1 Pro with Media Center I downloaded the media creation install tool and ran set up from 8.1 desktop. The setup warned me Media Center would be removed. I kept files and programs and let it get on with it. About 45 mins later (it was a fully loaded OS with loads of programs) I was running 10 Pro with dual booting 7 Ultimate with nothing messed up on the dual booting side. 10 Pro was not activating but it did download a DVD player. After a couple of hours it was activated. I had looked around and could only think it was an overloaded server. My 8.1 Pro was a Full Retail version and I have been issued a Windows 10 Pro Key which product key vbs program found for future installs if needed.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 9,154
    W10Prox64
       31 Jul 2015 #1825

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I scored 4 free Media center product codes when Microsoft was offering it free for a limited time. I had to install it through Add Features by typing in the product code. It never showed up in the store as an App for me?
    Same with me - I had 2 free media center codes, installed through add features.

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    It installed automatically for me on this PC. I don't see it listed in the Store under my Apps Library though?
    I haven't upgraded the 2 systems with MC on them yet, but I did read that it should install automatically, but not until after one successful windows update.

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    I would think, once you purchase the DVD player from the store, you would be able to reinstall it at any time.
    It was not purchased from the store - it was a feature added to W8 using a keycode.

    Kari said: View Post
    Nobody has forced you to "abandon" Windows 8.1. If you yourself decided to upgrade and some software which was bought to and which have worked in Windows 8.1 no longer works, and especially if this incompatibility has been clearly told to you before the upgrade, how on earth can you think you should get your money back?
    Especially if you didn't pay for it in the first place....

    The only problem I see is, if you eventually do a clean install of W10, you will have no way to get the DVD Player back - it will be lost forever.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       31 Jul 2015 #1826

    Surely that is why you got the DVD players in 10 as a here you go. MS is no longer doing Media Center but is providing the DVD Player as compensation. That is why I chose to upgrade 8.1 rather than 7 Ultimate. That is also why three of my machines are staying put till a suitable media centre substitute that records over the air. If you accepted the terms and conditions and installed the program (10) you signed away any rights gains or losses of computer OS features.

    Actually the new Windows DVD player has excellent performance. My Big Bang Theory DVD's look superb. Shame M$ don't make a Blu Ray Player (I tried the Blu Rays it was having non of it).
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  7. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #1827

    Kari said: View Post
    Let's say you buy some deep frozen t-bone steaks from the supermarket, put them in the freezer to be prepared later on, and then before you have made them you decide "No more meat, I'm a vegan starting from now!". Should you be able to take the steaks back to store and demand your money back because you yourself decided to change the conditions and suddenly can't anymore eat the meat you purchased?

    Nobody has forced you to "abandon" Windows 8.1. If you yourself decided to upgrade and some software which was bought to and which have worked in Windows 8.1 no longer works, and especially if this incompatibility has been clearly told to you before the upgrade, how on earth can you think you should get your money back?
    No one said anything about being forced into anything. I think you're reading a wee bit too deep into this on. It was simply a question... nothing more, nothing less.

    Peace
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,571
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #1828

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    I think you're reading a wee bit too deep into this on. It was simply a question... nothing more, nothing less.

    Peace
    My post was and is nothing else than a subjective, personal opinion of mine regarding your quite clear statement that you think you should get your money back
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 and Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #1829

    simrick said: View Post
    Yes, but you were an insider. I believe you get to keep the Pro version, because of that. If you open an Administrative Command Prompt and type slmgr /xpr and the box pops up saying you are permanently activated, you're good to go. I wouldn't concern myself with it any longer. You can reinstall (clean install) as many times as you like/need in the future.



    I agree, but I really think he'll be okay.



    I think it's not necessary; I think he is all good now - out of Insider program, and permanently activated.
    I have typed this command in Command Prompt slmgr /xpr and the box pops up saying you are permanently activated. Does this mean I no longer need home version? So MS decided to give me Pro version instead of Home due to me being an insider. Is this official? What if I need to clean install Windows 10. Which ISO will I need Windows 10 pro right?
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,217
    Windows 10 IoT
       31 Jul 2015 #1830

    An upgrade from Windows 8.1 (Core) to the Insider preview only got me 10 Home. I upgraded via the Insiders page. Some of the early builds had a PID.txt file with a Pro key. If you clean installed you got Pro. Clean installs don't qualify for the free upgrade so why not let you test all the features. Latter builds would let you install Home or Pro depending on what preview key you entered on a clean install. If you did an upgrade install from a thumb drive or DVD with one of those builds with the Pro PID.txt file, that may explain why you got Pro instead of Home. Is it legal, I don't know?
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