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Early Windows 8 adopter, have you got this email from Microsoft?

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I just got this email from MS, but I already did activate this license before. To me I guess they reset the activation or something?

 

 

 
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post #2 of 7
Got the same exact thing to both emails I signed up for it with.
     
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post #3 of 7
I just got that too. Mine is already activated. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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post #4 of 7
I got that same email but I actually got two keys and only used one so not a big deal IMO.
post #5 of 7
Is Windows 8 Media Center worth the effort required to obtain this key and install it? I mean, with all of the other alternatives available... Just curious, as I have four copies of Windows 8 Pro that I may do this for.
post #6 of 7
I got it free just by clicking a link on the Microsoft website, so yes. But if you're going to pay for it, it would be a matter of personal preference I guess. For TV tuners, some users swear by media center, and others hate it. From the little experience I had with it on windows 7, using it to make my xbox 360 a media extender and watch movies on my TV, it was great.
 
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1TB Blue WD10EZEX 1TB Blue WD10EZEX 3TB Seagate 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2TB Seagate Barracuda ASUS Burner NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Corsair H100i V2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Samsung 40" 1080p Nixeus Moda v2 Brown Switches Rosewill HIVE 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D Razer Mamba TE Corsair MM200 Extended Edition Asus Xonar DG 
Audio
Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 Gigabyte Z170M-D3H EVGA GTX 660 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Lightscribe! Corsair H55 
CoolingOSOSKeyboard
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 OS X El Capitain Windows 10 Pro 64bit Apple Keyboard 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2TB Seagate Barracuda ASUS Burner NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Corsair H100i V2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Samsung 40" 1080p Nixeus Moda v2 Brown Switches Rosewill HIVE 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D Razer Mamba TE Corsair MM200 Extended Edition Asus Xonar DG 
Audio
Logitech Z-5300 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3 6100 Gigabyte Z170M-D3H EVGA GTX 660 SC Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO Samsung 840 EVO Lightscribe! Corsair H55 
CoolingOSOSKeyboard
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 OS X El Capitain Windows 10 Pro 64bit Apple Keyboard 
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post #7 of 7
I do not even have windows 8 and got it. lol
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