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Upgrade to windows 8.1 pro from Windows 8

  1. #1

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    windows 8

    Upgrade to windows 8.1 pro from Windows 8


    I have an all-in-one pc that is currently installed with Windows 8. I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. Is this free or is a cost associated with the upgrade?


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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro

    Hello elenach187,

    That would not be a free upgrade. Many are taking advantage of the free 8.1 upgrade available via the Windows Store.

    You can review the differences between 8.1 and 8.1 Pro here:

    Compare and decide - Microsoft Windows

    If you don't need those three additional features, I would just go with the free upgrade.

    FYI, I have 8.1 Pro and I don't use any of the three.

    Good luck with your own decision.

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  3. #3

    Use the Windows 8 Pro Pack to upgrade from 8 to 8 Pro. Once that's done and all updates have been installed, do the free upgrade to 8.1. See here: Add features - Microsoft Windows

    Note: Pro pack is not free.
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  4. #4

    The pro pack is a $99 upgrade in the US.
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  5. #5

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    That comparison chart does not mention another difference between Win 8 Core and Win 8 Pro: If you want to run Windows Media Center you have to be running Pro version
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