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    Windows 8

    Switch for Win 8 RT to Win 8 Pro


    On my HP Envy h8-1414, would there be any advantage to switching from the factory insatalled Win 8 rt to Pro?

    Thank you.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    On my HP Envy h8-1414, would there be any advantage to switching from the factory insatalled Win 8 rt to Pro?

    Thank you.
    I regret to inform you, this upgrade cannot be possible. RT runs on ARM chipsets and not x86 and x64 chips. Same backwards too.
    The main difference between the two is the ability to use win32 applications, which RT cannot.
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    On my HP Envy h8-1414, would there be any advantage to switching from the factory insatalled Win 8 rt to Pro?

    Thank you.
    You don't have Windows RT. You either have Windows 8 Core or Windows 8 Professional.
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    I believe that RT only comes on the Surface. Does anyone know if that is true?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    On my HP Envy h8-1414, would there be any advantage to switching from the factory insatalled Win 8 rt to Pro?

    Thank you.
    You don't have Windows RT. You either have Windows 8 Core or Windows 8 Professional.
    Thank you.

    I've not idea where I got the idea mine was rt. A quick look at Bel Arc Advisor shows the Operating System as Windows 8 Home Premium x64 build 9300. With that in mind would a switch to Pro be of any advantage?

    Thanks again.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That is not true. There are a number of RT tablets from various manufacturers
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    Posts : 354
    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post

    I've not idea where I got the idea mine was rt. A quick look at Bel Arc Advisor shows the Operating System as Windows 8 Home Premium x64 build 9300. With that in mind would a switch to Pro be of any advantage?

    Thanks again.
    Unless you want or need Hyper-V or some other feature that is only available in the Professional edition, you don't need to upgrade.
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    Posts : 128
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post

    I've not idea where I got the idea mine was rt. A quick look at Bel Arc Advisor shows the Operating System as Windows 8 Home Premium x64 build 9300. With that in mind would a switch to Pro be of any advantage?

    Thanks again.
    Unless you want or need Hyper-V or some other feature that is only available in the Professional edition, you don't need to upgrade.
    That is kinda what I thought. I will stay with the home premium.
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