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    Add Features to Windows 8

    Add Features to Windows 8
    How to Add Features to Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    03 Jun 2012
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    How to Add Features to Windows 8 and 8.1

    information   Information
    "Add features to Windows 8" is the replacement for Anytime Upgrade. This tutorial will show you how to open and use Add features to Windows 8.

    In Add features to Windows 8, you can get an edition of Windows 8 that has more features than your current edition.

    To get a new edition, you need to buy a product key they're available at electronics stores. Make sure to buy a product key that's specifically for Add features to Windows 8. You can also buy a product key online in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

    Once you buy a product key and enter it into Add features to Windows 8, new features will be added to your PC automatically and you'll have a new edition of Windows 8. Nothing will happen to your apps, files, and settings.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to use Add features to Windows 8.

    For Add Features to Windows 8 FAQs, see:


    Add features to Windows 8: Frequently asked questions

    Note   Note
    Windows 8 Enterprise will not have Add features to Windows 8 available since there are not any features available to add in that edition.

    If you already installed the Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack, then Add features to Windows 8 will not be available since there are no longer any features available to add.

    Get started with Windows Media Center - Microsoft Windows Help

    Tip   Tip
    If you ever need to reinstall your Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro in the future after purchasing and upgrading them to the Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack, then you would need to install your original Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro and activate with it's product key first and use the I already have a product key option in Add features to Windows 8 to enter your Window Media Center Pack or Windows 8 Pro Pack product key to upgrade again.




    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2, 3, 4, or 5 below for you would like to open Add features to Windows 8/8.1.

    2. Press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type WindowsAnytimeUpgradeui.exe, press Enter, and go to step 6 below.

    3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Add features to Windows 8/8.1 icon, and go to step 6 below.

    4. Open the Power Users (Win+X) menu, click/tap on System, click/tap on the Get more features with a new edition of Windows link, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshots below)

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    5. Do a "Settings" search for add features, click/tap on Add features to Windows 8 in the left side, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshots below)

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    6. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.

    7. Do step 8 or 9 below depending on if you have already previously purchased a product key number or not. (see screenshot below)

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    8. If you Already Have a Product Key Number

    A) Enter your product key number of the feature or edition that you purchased, wait for the key to be approved, click/tap on Next, and go to step 10 below. (see screenshot below)

    Note   Note
    You can use this option to do either of this below:

    • Add the Windows Media Center feature to Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro.
    • Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro with a Windows 8 Pro product key.
    • Upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro with a Windows 8.1 Pro product key.


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    9. If you Want to Buy a Product Key Online

    A) The wizard will check online to see what options are available for you to purchase based on which Windows 8 edition you currently have installed and if you have already purchased and installed any features. Click/tap on the Buy button for any feature/edition you would like to purchase. (see screenshot below)

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    B) You will now be prompted to enter your billing address information. Fill it out, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    C) You will now be prompted to enter your payment information. Fill it out, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    D) You will now be presented with your product key. Click/tap on Next to start the upgrade process. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: It is recommended that you click/tap on View and print full receipt first to save the product key for a later use (ex: step 6).

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    E) Go to step 10 below.

    10. Click/tap one the I accept the license terms box to check it, and click/tap on Add features. (see screenshot below)

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    11. The wizard will now start installing the features/edition (upgrade). (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: The amount of time this will take will vary, but at this time is unclear until there are real upgrades available to purchase. Your computer may be automatically restarted while installing the upgrade.

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    12. When finished upgrading, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn





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    How can i find out what key is used for the version that came with my laptop? or would I have to buy a new one.


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