HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner, Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi
freitasm: Didn't you have Windows 7 64 bit before? That would allow you to use all the memory in your system as well (even Windows Vista 64 did it).
Does that warning mean your Media Center Pack key will no longer work beginning February 1?
I checked with a Microsoft spokesperson and was told that the keys will continue to work after the deadline passes, and that they will work later if you need to reinstall Windows. The e-mail messages are mostly a reminder to upgrade, I was told.
My guess is that this legal requirement had to do with Microsoft?s payments to Dolby Corporation and others for licensing rights to the codecs that are included with the Media Center Pack. Each Media Center Pack key that is activated triggers a payment to those rights holders (my guess is the amount is somewhere between $7 and $10), and for accounting reasons Microsoft would really like to clear as many of them off its books as possible before the deadline passes.
mattwnz: ...The other thing is there is on xp mode on it which could be a problem for businesses....
(the practice of real science, engineering and management)
nzkiwiman: I let mine lapse, I decided after using Windows 8 for a week while house sitting that I preferred Windows 7 and so spending the $50 to upgrade was $50 I could better spend somewhere else (or save).