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Upgrading Win 8 to Pro version - needing Bitlocker

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    Upgrading Win 8 to Pro version - needing Bitlocker


    I have a laptop that has win 8 but not the Pro version.And it apparently does not have Bitlocker on it.
    I have the win 8 Pro upgrade software but i think its the full version which i bought for another pc.And the upgrading instructions on the outside of the box talks about upgrading from vista or xp only.I am running win 8.

    The only reason I am wanting to upgrade to win 8 Pro is to have Bitlocker.

    Is it not possible to install the win 8 Pro OS?

    Or is there another way of obtaining Bitlocker?

    Its an acer laptop.
    the system info says:
    the system type is a "x64 based-pc"
    celeron cpu 1017u 1.6 ghz,2 cores,2 logical processors,
    Win 8 version is 6.2.9200 build 9200

    thanks in advance

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    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10

    The upgrade route is to use the "Add Features" option:
    Add Features to Windows 8

    Where I am, you can also buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack as a boxed product in the shops, and it's considerably cheaper than the Microsoft Store ("I want to buy a product key online") route. So I'd check your local computer stores to see if that's available.

    It's still quite pricey (it is here, anyway) though.

    What do you want to do with Bitlocker? Depending on what you're trying to do, you might find other 3rd party software that does the same.
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    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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