If your PC is running Windows 8 Pro and you’d like to get Windows 8 Media Center Pack so you can watch and record live TV with Windows Media Center, you can take advantage of the following special offer: For a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack Addon (worth $9.99) for free.The offer is valid from October 26, 2012 through January 31, 2012 for consumers who are purchasing or upgrading to Windows 8 Pro, and is limited to one product key per email address. Computer users who are running the Windows 8 edition (or even running the older Windows version like windows 7/XP) can still get the free license but will need to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro edition to install Media Center addon pack . The actual Windows 8 Pro (Pack) upgrade is also selling for $69.99 until January 31 as well.
To receive a free product key and get Windows 8 Media Center Pack, access this promo page and provide a valid email address. It can take up to 24 hours to receive your free product key. Once you receive your free product key through the email address you provided, follow the instructions for adding Windows 8 Media Center Pack that appear later on this page. Your product key must be activated no later than January 31, 2013
Add Windows 8 Pro Pack or Windows 8 Media Center Pack to your edition of Windows
1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
2. Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings .
3. Tap or click Add features to Windows 8 and then do one of the following:
If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online. You will be prompted through the steps to buy a product key from there and it will be entered for you.
If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.
4. Enter your product key and click Next.
5. Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.
If you were running Windows 8, your PC will restart automatically and Windows 8 Pro With Media Center will be on it.
If you were running Windows 8 Pro, your PC will restart automatically and Windows Media Center will be available for use.
Updated [January 19, 2013]: This is NOT a new promo. We first shared this giveaway offer on October 26, 2012. The offer is still valid and many of you may need it. I change the date published for this post to make it up.