Windows 10 means no more Media Center, even if you paid for it

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Windows Media Center

When users upgrade to Windows 10 they’ll be adding plenty of new features but there is a list of features they will lose in the upgrade. One of them is the removal of Windows Media Center. Even if users paid for WMC, for example with Windows 8 or 8.1 Pro, it will be removed from their device when they upgrade to Windows 10. For a full list of features that will be removed you can go to Microsoft’s page on the subject.

We already knew that WMC was going away with Windows 10 due to reports of a private meeting in San Francisco during Build Conference but it was brought up again in the news by a tweet from Gabe Aul who stated that “WMC will not be preserved.”

While WMC never had a large usage rate, those that did use it have voiced negativity about its departure at least partly because WMC has the ability to record live television. As of now the Xbox One, which many have pointed towards as an alternative though it does require owning the console, does not work as a DVR but there have been rumors that such a feature could be coming soon. That would be a bit of this whole story coming full circle because back in 2013 we speculated that the downfall of WMC may be the success of the Xbox line of consoles.