[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/08/KOTnAT.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft is currently receiving many complaints on the Technet forums about the absence of Windows Media Center in the Windows 8 RTM editions and inability to purchase a key Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/users-complain-about-missing-wmc-on-windows-8-hacks-dont-work-63323/](http://www.myce.com/news/users-complain-about-missing-wmc-on-windows-8-hacks-dont-work-63323/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
I read they were dropping Win Media Player so consumers could “buy their own”, and because there was increases in codec licensing fees. Yeah, right - like the $40 Win8 Upgrade Price is lowered solely because $80 no longer goes to those dirty, rotten, filthy-rich codec makers! Whew… we are SOOOO lucky that Steve Ballmer looks out after us, huh?
If you buy the downloaded version of Win 8 Upgrade, you’ll also get a free download for Windows Media Center. Neither will be available until October however.