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Upgarding Windows 8 Home to Windows 8 Pro

  1. #11


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    The Windows 8 Pro Pack is still available in boxed versions (in the UK at least) which undercut the price on the Microsoft website.

    So for instance it's £39.99 here (if you buy online, anyway):
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro Pack Deals | Pcworld

    But £99.99 from Microsoft here:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    So it may be worth looking online to see if there are still similar deals going where you are. I imagine those prices won't last long though.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cldcp00
    I am due to take delivery a New Dell laptop which has Windows 8 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by cldcp00
    Can you advised me the best way of getting Windows 8 pro onto the new PC with losing all the install software the comes with. I know I can just purchase Windows8 pro but will this not wipe out all the install programs?
    Welcome to EightForums.

    The legal way to upgrade is with Windows 8 Pro Pack.

    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
    or
    use the Windows 8 Pro OEM full version.

    To upgrade to Pro OEM full version.
    No install files needed.
    Only the Product key is need.
    Add Features to Windows 8

    I have just purchased Windows 8 Pro from John Lewis, my thinking was because it was the same price as the pro pack I thought it better if in future I needed to upgrade another system which had windows 7 or xp I could use it. Will it be ok to use, or do I have to buy the pro pack i can still take it back.

    What is the differnace form the pro pack and windows 8 pro
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  3. #13


    The pro pack takes windows 8 to windows 8 pro. The previous upgrade is from XP, Vista or 7 to 8 Pro.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Home Premium


    So will i have to take windows 8 pro back and exchange it for the pro pack?
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  5. #15


    another thing I noticed about win8, it is slower than molasses booting up.. stupid little circles go around and round.. everything seems to take forever on it.. my computer used to be fast with 7.. and I have no idea what VNC is?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Why not use TeamViewer (the free version, is great)
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  7. #17


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


    Quote Originally Posted by cldcp00
    I have just purchased Windows 8 Pro from John Lewis, my thinking was because it was the same price as the pro pack I thought it better if in future I needed to upgrade another system which had windows 7 or xp I could use it. Will it be ok to use, or do I have to buy the pro pack i can still take it back.

    What is the differnace form the pro pack and windows 8 pro

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1
    The pro pack takes windows 8 to windows 8 pro. The previous upgrade is from XP, Vista or 7 to 8 Pro.

    Pro Pack is £50
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro Pack Deals | Pcworld

    Price in store: £49.99

    •Upgrade from Windows 8
    •Licenses: 1 PC
    •Media: CD
    •English
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition - Full Retail Boxed | 3UR-00006



    Pro is £45.
    MICROSOFT Windows 8 Pro Deals | Pcworld

    Price in store: £189.99

    •Upgrade from Windows 7
    •XP or Vista
    •Licenses: 1 PC
    Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Edition - Full Retail Boxed | 3UR-00006
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