In the run up to the highly anticipated launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8
later today, the company has announced that it will be offering a free
Media Centre Pack for Windows 8 Pro users for a limited time.
Microsoft revealed that
the free Media Center Pack would be available from today until January
31st 2012, to consumers who purchase or upgrade to Windows 8 Professional.
you are considering upgrading to Windows 8 today, you might be pleased
to know that the upgrade for Windows 8 Pro (Pack) is available to
purchase for $39.99 ($69.99 for disc version) until January 31st 2012
as well. Microsoft Steven Sinofsky explains:
that customers who are interested in Media Center have a convenient way
to get it. Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all
editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback
on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality
solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD
To grab your free copy of Microsoft’s Media Center Pack jump over to the Windows 8 website for more details and to upgrade your older copy of Windows.
Source: Toms Hardware