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I tried to obtain it from the Add Features website, but it doesn't seem to work -- I tried two different e-mail addresses from different providers, waited 10 hours and checked my spam folders, but no message arrived.

When I use the "Add features to Windows 8" application, it allows to select the Media Center Pack, but says it will charge me about 10EUR for it. From what I understand, it should be free through January 2013.

Has anyone successfully installed this add-on? Is there another way to obtain it?

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I had no problem adding it, seems like your email provider is to blame, I suggest an entirely differnt provide or simply use @Outlook.com –  Ramhound Oct 26 '12 at 21:51
    
I used Gmail and my employer's mail. At least Gmail should've worked... –  DzinX Oct 26 '12 at 21:53
    
I'm still waiting for my code via email. It's been a day. –  Ryan Oct 26 '12 at 21:53
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Patience. I entered my email address yesterday and just received the code this afternoon. You will eventually get an email with the code.

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Just got it, exactly at midnight. Maybe that's the rule? –  DzinX Oct 26 '12 at 22:07
    
Could be. Except I'm located in Arizona, USA, so it's been Oct 26 for a while now. –  Ryan Oct 26 '12 at 22:16
    
No, it's already Oct 27 here. –  DzinX Oct 26 '12 at 22:25
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