If you want to add Windows Media Center to your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system via the addon media packs that Microsoft sell you will have to hurry. Microsoft are discontinuing the Media Pack and Pro Pack which includes Media Center on October 30th.
It is not surprising that Microsoft have stopped selling the addon pack and you for while it will still be on sale via 3rd party retails. Windows Media Center is not part of Windows 10 so if you want some of it’s functionally on the new OS you are going to have to find an alternative (see my five alternatives to Windows Media Center for Windows 10).
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.