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How to upgrade Windows 8 Single Language

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    How to upgrade Windows 8 Single Language

    Hi all,
    I want to know how to upgrade Windows 8 single language to Windows 8 Professional, what is the way?
    should I use third party program or not? I don't know.

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    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
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    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)

    This courtesy of Andre Da Costa, Microsoft MVP, and taken directly from a thread with the identical question in Microsoft Forums.

    The only thing to watch would be if you are in another area than N. America, change countries on the links before ordering, downloading, anything. (Usually at bottom left or top right).

    You can use the Windows 8 Pro Pack or a Windows 8 Pro upgrade and use the following method to upgrade.

    Purchase Windows 8 Pro Pack:
    Move up from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows

    Press Windows key + X
    Click System
    Under Windows Edition, click the link:

    Get more features with a new edition of Windows
    Click the 'I already have a product key link'
    Enter your product key and you will be upgraded to Pro.

    This will ensure your personal files and settings are preserved, including applications.

    As extra precaution, you can backup your current Windows 8 install before upgrading:
    How to backup your Windows 8 installation | Teching It Easy: with Windows

    Also see: Add Features to Windows 8
    Last edited by Ex_Brit; 30 Mar 2013 at 07:36.
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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 sami1900 View Post
    Hi all,
    I want to know how to upgrade Windows 8 single language to Windows 8 Professional, what is the way?
    should I use third party program or not? I don't know.
    Why upgrade? Use MS system builder (sb) software (see the 4 items and prices here) and install under the personal use license. sb software is full/clean install software. Install on one owned machine at a time (which always is the case for Win 8 unless one buys multiple licenses). Install on as many owned machines as desired--one machine at a time. Reinstall on one owned machine as many times as desired due to hardware changes--no matter what kind of hardware changes. Transfer to another if subsequent use if foregone.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    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.
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