After downloading and installing the new Windows 8 operating system you may or may not have noticed that Media Center and its codecs have gone missing, well what you may not know that it’s because Microsoft are now offering the application as a paid add-on

Normally costing £6.99, $9.99 or €9.99 (depending on the country you’re in,) it’s not something the average Joe wants to fork out for, thankfully Microsoft have seen since and made the addition free to anyone who has already purchased Windows 8 Pro, well until January 31st 2013 that is.

In order to grab the deal, all you need to do is visit the company’s site (link below) and fill in your e-mail and the captcha, and sit patiently till you’re product key arrives.

Source: Microsoft

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