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    windows 8/windows 8 pro


    hi, i have a laptop with windows 8 installed i am just wondering what are the differences between windows 8 and windows 8 pro???

    would it be worth swapping to windows 8 pro???

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    thankyou for that, can i use an upgrade disc to go from windows 8 to windows 8 pro? and will i be able to keep my files?

    how much would that cost??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkyrou View Post
    thankyou for that, can i use an upgrade disc to go from windows 8 to windows 8 pro? and will i be able to keep my files?

    how much would that cost??
    NO.

    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
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    so i dont need to install anything???

    just get the upgrade key???

    (sorry for being annoying and asking so many questions)
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    No, you don't need to install anything. All you do is enter the Pro product code though add features and 8 will be upgraded to 8 Pro. All the files needed to do this are already on your system. None of your files will be lost and none of your custom settings will be changed.
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    oh ok thankyou will have to upgrade it when i can
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