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I tried the early release of win8 & DIDN'T like having to sign in with an email address so i dumped it. Is the retail version the same ?
Also , i was informed last night that Media centre is a paid for "addon" with win8, is this true. Had a quick scout around but figured this is the quickest source of fairdinkum answers. Thanks in advance for any help.

Logging in with an email address has been optional since at least the Consumer Preview; you can create a "local account" which is the same as a Win7 login, you just can't sync your 8 desktop like you can if you use a MS (email) account.

WMC will be a paid add-on, but MS is currently bundling it for free along with Pro. Personally I've never used WMC even in the older iterations of Windows; TV through Hulu and DVDs through VLC, though I've never used my PC as a HTPC.
Edited by PiOfPie - 10/28/12 at 5:06pm
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Thanks for that smile.gif in regards to logon info
I use a winfast DTV 2000 DS tuner & have found MC to always configure it well, i may be lucky but always it runs seemlessly. I used winfast software on XP (bit of a headache software) but was ok. Might have to angle for the PRO win8. Thanks again
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No prob. Peace. thumb.gif
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So I bought the Pro version for $15 and did a fresh install. It went just fine until I try to register my key. It tells me that it the key didn't work.

Any ideas?
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So I bought the Pro version for $15 and did a fresh install. It went just fine until I try to register my key. It tells me that it the key didn't work.
Any ideas?

1. Open elevated command prompt (Right click -> Run As Administrator)
2. Type slmgr -rearm [ENTER]
3. Reboot
Edited by odditory - 10/28/12 at 6:30pm
post #486 of 841
So far i love it.but i have an error when i shut down my PC it say: error memory allocation or something like this...
post #487 of 841
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I tried the early release of win8 & DIDN'T like having to sign in with an email address so i dumped it. Is the retail version the same ?
Also , i was informed last night that Media centre is a paid for "addon" with win8, is this true. Had a quick scout around but figured this is the quickest source of fairdinkum answers. Thanks in advance for any help.

You can bypass the logon and lock screen by:

Open Run (Windows key + R)

Type "netplwiz"

find user

Uncheck "Users must enter user name and password to use this computer"

Click "Apply" and "OK"
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Hmm, I'm thinking of upgrading, but really, is it worth all the trouble? I can get a free copy with Dreamspark, so I don't really have to pay anything.
I've currently got it in dual boot with 7, and speed wise it seems the same between 7 and 8 to me, however I could be wrong... To the people who said 8 is faster than 7, are you sure it isn't because of simply starting from a fresh install?
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Hmm, I'm thinking of upgrading, but really, is it worth all the trouble? I can get a free copy with Dreamspark, so I don't really have to pay anything.
I've currently got it in dual boot with 7, and speed wise it seems the same between 7 and 8 to me, however I could be wrong... To the people who said 8 is faster than 7, are you sure it isn't because of simply starting from a fresh install?

I only had Win 7 on my new system for just over a month and now have just about all the same programs on Win 8 as I did on Win 7. It seems to me tasks like opening and loading a web browser are slightly faster, otherwise things like games seem to be the same as before. I've heard a lot of talk about how Win 8 is faster at booting, but it seems to me it's the same as Win 7 was (not that Win 7 was ever slow on my system).
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Anyone having trouble playing video files with WMP? I am trying to play a tv show on it and the quality is TERRIBLE! When I play the same file on the "Metro" video app the quality is normal. Anyone tried it? Thanks.
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