How to remove "W8 Pro with WMC Build 9200" on screen

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How to remove "W8 Pro with WMC Build 9200" on screen

Postposted on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:46 pm

"Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center Build 9200" is displayed at right bottom corner since the WMC add-on was installed. How can I remove it?
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Re: How to remove "W8 Pro with WMC Build 9200" on screen

Postposted on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:52 pm

I've seen this myself, though I can't remember how I fixed it.

I think all I did was install updates and restart.
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Re: How to remove "W8 Pro with WMC Build 9200" on screen

Postposted on Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:53 pm

churin wrote:"Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center Build 9200" is displayed at right bottom corner since the WMC add-on was installed. How can I remove it?


This appears to be an indicator that your copy of Windows is no longer activated. It seems like it's not uncommon:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/2b14b88f-11e9-4861-8a63-b941cca4ca9f/

It sounds like when you install the WMC add-on they issue a new key, and you have to reactivate.

Yet another wonderful "feature" of Windows 8 I suppose...
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Re: How to remove "W8 Pro with WMC Build 9200" on screen

Postposted on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:53 pm

cphite wrote:
churin wrote:"Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center Build 9200" is displayed at right bottom corner since the WMC add-on was installed. How can I remove it?


This appears to be an indicator that your copy of Windows is no longer activated. It seems like it's not uncommon:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/2b14b88f-11e9-4861-8a63-b941cca4ca9f/

It sounds like when you install the WMC add-on they issue a new key, and you have to reactivate.

Yet another wonderful "feature" of Windows 8 I suppose...

Exceedingly wonderful feature in my case.
When I attempted to have it activated on-line, "This CD Key is already used for another computer . . ." is returned. Phone activation took care of it. But it was a pain providing looong ID and typing in looong activation code.

I am wondering what if I have to reinstall W8. The setup DVD is not for Windows 8 Pro with Windows Media Center. Can I still use the new CD Key. If not, is the old CD Key still valid? Anyone who did the re-install?
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