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Old 11-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #41 (permalink)
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In all the history of these programs they haven't costed anything... Why make them cost additional money now? I don't understand it. Personally, I have high hopes for Windows 8 as a mobile operating system, and I would love a tablet running on it. But these applications that make Windows what it is costing additonal money on top of the amount it already costs? It's a real killjoy.
Because not everybody uses the media center apps. So they removed it, and lowered the price of the actual OS and making the media center stuff add-ons to buy later if you need them.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:46 AM   #42 (permalink)
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You can get it free until January 31.

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Just like you can get Win8 discounted till that time you can get Media Center for free till that time. I already got it for free and installed it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Never used it, but I still wish they would just bundle it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #44 (permalink)
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That's like if Apple started charging for iTunes.

I might consider purchasing WMC if the music player is good. Windows Media Player is just terrible
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:28 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I think it would be pretty ridiculous if Microsoft start charging for Media Player. That would be th e final nail in the coffin. They should be looking to get users back to the platform, not driving more away.
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:51 AM   #46 (permalink)
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But previously it was free anyone could have gotten a key. I registered & got myself a key.
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