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  1. #1

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8

    Win 8 to Win 8 Pro


    Recently I've bought a notebook with pre-installed Windows 8 basic monolingual edition.
    Now I realise that I do need some Windows 8 Pro features like Hyper-V and EFS for my system administration trainings.

    How do I upgrade from basic to pro at the least cost?
    Thank you in advance.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    To upgrade Windows 8 core, you need to use the Pro Pack.

    To upgrade to Pro Pack
    No install files needed.
    Only the Upgrade key is need.

    Add Features to Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    As well as using "Add Features", you might also be able to get a boxed version of the "Windows 8 Pro Pack" product.

    In the UK at least, it's currently cheaper to buy the boxed version from some stores, rather than using Add Features and paying Microsoft for the online upgrade.

    In the UK it looks like this:
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro Pack Deals | Pcworld

    But I don't know if it will be available where you are or have the same price differences.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 19
    Windows 8

    Thank you! just got my licenced copy for USD 13.6
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