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Window 8 Version Clarification

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    Windows 8 Home Premium

    Window 8 Version Clarification

    I am a little bit confused. I have been advised that to upgrade a recently bought laptop that has come with Windows 8 Home Premium I need to purchase the Pro Pack. Now I have discovered that the price of the Pro pack is almost the same as the Windows 8 Pro Full retail version.

    Can you not use the retail version and put the code just the same as the Pro Pack?

    Can the Pro Pack be used to upgrade a Windows 7 machine.

    I am just trying to ensure that I am buying version which gives me greater flexibility for the future.

    Thanks in advance

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    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT

    Quote Originally Posted by cldcp00 View Post
    Now I have discovered that the price of the Pro pack is almost the same as the Windows 8 Pro Full retail version.
    Not sure this is correct, at least not here in the US. Windows 8 Pro is now $199.99, but the Pro Pack is only $99.99.
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    The Windows 8 Pro pack is a Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro upgrade. So, you cannot upgrade Windows 7 with it.

    the Pro pack should be $99, and the full upgrade version is $199.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Post 5

    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    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


    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
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