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Microsoft offering Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free for a limited time

Microsoft is offering the Media Center Pack for free to purchasers of Windows 8 Pro

Trace Hagan | Oct 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm CDT (0 mins, 56 secs time to read)

Windows 8 officially launched today and Microsoft would like to ensure that you go out and purchase the new operating system. To encourage as many purchases as possible, Microsoft has decided to offer, for a limited time, the new Media Center Pack for free to those who are purchasing or upgrading to Windows 8 Pro.

Microsoft offering Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free for a limited time |

The offer runs from October 26, 2012 through January 31, 2012, so not exactly a short period. You will have to jump on the offer soon, though, as it does expire. Each e-mail address will only be able to obtain one product key for the Media Center Pack, but it appears you can just create multiple e-mails to get the keys.

Head on over to Microsoft's website and pick up a key, even if you are undecided--it's free and there's no reason not to. In fact, I suggest everyone who is even considering a possible upgrade to Windows 8 Pro in the future go grab a key. Microsoft really want's to ensure the success of Windows 8, so I'm guessing there may be future promotions similar to this. We'll be sure to keep you updated if there are.

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Trace Hagan


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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