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What Windows 8 Version do I have

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    What Windows 8 Version do I have


    Control Panel/System reports I have Winows 8 installed. It says nothing about the version. BelArc Advisor reports it as the Home Premium edition. That is what I bought at Best Buy after a fouled up attempt to get Windows 7 installed on my new HP 1415. But that is another story with a happy ending.

    MS's site doesn't mention the Home Premium edition -- only the plain vanilla Windows 8 and the Pro edition. What happened to it. Do I have a problem? Home Premium is running fine in combination with Classic Shell and I am a happy camper so I don't think so. I see no need to upgrade to the Pro edition>

    Thank you.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    its just win8 and win8 pro ,so the win8 is all in one kind of ,like home and premium all raped up into one ,and pro is like ultimate and pro ,in one .its likely that the software you are using to read it is not up to date on how to read win8 versions
    Microsoftdid this to save some confusion and not have so many different versions
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Look at control panel > system > Windows edition
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    Windows 8


    Thank you. What you say makes sense to me.
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    u r very welcome.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Thank you. What you say makes sense to me.
    thank you glad i could help .good luck
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Thank you. What you say makes sense to me.
    thank you glad i could help .good luck
    Sorry about that. I completely misread what he said, twice.
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  8. #8


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JJG View Post
    Thank you. What you say makes sense to me.
    thank you glad i could help .good luck
    Sorry about that. I completely misread what he said, twice.
    no problem ,do it myself all the time ,happy helping
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