How To Install Windows Media Center In Windows 8 Release Preview

In Windows 8 Release Preview, the Windows Media Center is not pre-installed. But it is still a part of Windows 8 Release Preview and can be installed by the steps given in this article.

In Windows 7, Windows Media Center was only included in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. Same was the case with Windows Vista. But Windows XP came with a separate edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition. Microsoft has given an option to install Windows Media Center in Windows 8 for all users.

Windows Media Center in Windows 8 Release Preview

  1. In Windows 8 Release Preview, go to Search –> add features –> Add features to Windows 8.
  2. Click on I already have a product key. Enter the following product key:
  3. Select the checkbox to accept terms and conditions and click Add features button.
  4. Restart the computer. After restarting, you will see Windows Media Center pinned to the start screen.

Windows Media Center is used to play DVDs on a Windows PC. You can also use third party software for playing DVDs.