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Windows 8.1 Pro to Enterprise

  1. #11


    Posts : 356
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    You can use technet Enterprise evaluation if you're an IT pro for non commercial purposes.
    However you do not need an "IT licence" coz there is no such thing.

    Therefore you have free and original Windows.

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  2. #12


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    TechNet is for evaluation only, correct. I'm not sure what you mean by an IT license. I made my comments earlier, because if this person bought Enterprise from a legitimate source, they'd also have the actual software bits, too.

    And yes, I'm bitter on the subject because TechNet was a great program, especially for someone like me working for a non-profit. It was killed off, mainly because it was being abused.
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  3. #13


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    TechNet is for evaluation only, correct. I'm not sure what you mean by an IT license. I made my comments earlier, because if this person bought Enterprise from a legitimate source, they'd also have the actual software bits, too.

    And yes, I'm bitter on the subject because TechNet was a great program, especially for someone like me working for a non-profit. It was killed off, mainly because it was being abused.
    Totally agree, abuse is most likely why it was discontinued. Selling keys was a big no no, but people did it anyway. For evaluation only, not to be used in a live operating environment. MSDN is all there is now and its too expensive for most people. And at that price your not likely to abuse it and risk losing it.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 156
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit


    Thank you all guys! My friend workplace managed to upgrade to the Enterprise Windows 8.1 and keep apps, windows settings and personal data with the ISO file they get from Volume Licensing Service Center.
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  5. #15


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by windows8use View Post
    Volume Licensing Service Center.
    There we go. That's what I was referring to from the beginning. Glad it worked for him.
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