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    Win 8 Ver?


    I just ordered a laptop (MSI). All the listings I find for it say "Win 8" is the loaded OS. What is your guess, Win 8 Pro or something else. I guess I'll know for sure in a couple of days. I have a feeling I will be changing it.

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    Hello Robert,

    Most likely it will be the core "Windows 8" installed. Otherwise it would have Pro included in the name since it's a more premium edition and they would want to advertise that.
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    Kinky


    From what I have read, I am wondering if it will be a problem to "upgrade" it to Pro or Enterprise.
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    As a home user, you cannot buy a license fir enterprise. You can buy the pro pack to upgrade it to the pro version though.
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    Robert,

    It shouldn't be a problem to upgrade to the Windows 8 Pro Pack through Add features to Windows 8 if you like.
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    I Have The Iso


    I'm a Tech Net member. I have a Pro Iso and Enterprise Iso. (including keys)
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    In that case, you could either do an upgrade install to the Pro and keep what you have, or a clean install to start fresh with either one.

    You wouldn't be able to directly upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Enterprise since you cannot upgrade from a retail license (W8 or Pro) to a volume license (Enterprise).
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    If I Understand


    Sounds like I take my "Pro disk" and do a upgrade install. Is that true?
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    Yes, you could do that or a clean install. It's basically just whichever way you prefer.
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    This An MSI Laptop


    It has to 64G ssd's in a raid 0 config. If I do a clean install, will I lose the raid config?
    Last edited by HammerHead; 10 Jun 2013 at 10:23. Reason: Spelling
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