Free Media Center Upgrade for Windows 8 Pro Users

Some users of the new Microsoft operating system can get a free upgrade through January.

Free Media Center Upgrade for Windows 8 Pro Users Photo (cc) by Filip Skakun

In May, we warned Windows 8 Won’t Play DVDs Unless You Pay More. After hearing lots of complaints, Microsoft walked that decision back a bit, The Verge says

For early adopters, at least, the Windows 8 Media Center Pack will be available for free, meaning you’ll be able to record TV, watch DVDs, and take advantage of other functionality that used to be bundled in with Windows 7. To get the free copy you’ll need to purchase Windows 8 Pro and enter your product key into Microsoft’s website by January 31, 2013 — the same date that all of the other promotional pricing for the new operating system ends.

Pro is the key word, however – it’s not free for all Windows 8 users.

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