PowerTip: Use PowerShell to See if Media Center is Installed


Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to determine if a Windows 8.1 has Media Center installed.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to determine if a version of Windows 8.1 has Media Center installed?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use WMI and look at the Caption property of the Win32_OperatingSystem WMI class, for example:

(Get-CimInstance Win32_OperatingSystem).caption

Note  You can also use the alias GCIM, or use Get-WmiObject (alias GWMI).

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