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Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro On The Cheap

  1. #1


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1

    Upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro On The Cheap


    Hello All,
    I recently built a little desktop computer and I installed Windows 8 64 bit from an OEM disc. I have since updated the system to Windows 8.1 but now I would like to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. I know I need a new registration key, but what would be cheapest way to but the upgrade key and would an upgrade work since I started with an OEM disc? I really am confused about where to go from here.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    To do that you would need the Pro Pack:
    Buy Windows 8.1 Pro Pack - Microsoft Store

    Also see this:
    Add features - Microsoft Windows
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  3. #3


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks. I guess that there is no cheaper way to just upgrade? I will have to look at these options.
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  4. #4


    currently $92 at amazon Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Pack (Win 8.1 to Win 8.1 Pro Upgrade) - Key Card

    If someone knows of significantly cheaper option, please post it. I also will be looking to upgrade to pro in near future.
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  5. #5


    By the Ocean
    Posts : 177
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    There are plenty of free options for this, but those are not welcomed on this forum.
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