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Upgrading Windows 8 OEM to Windows 8 Pro

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    Upgrading Windows 8 OEM to Windows 8 Pro

    I want to upgrade my installed Windows 8 OEM to Windows 8 Pro. Already have the bits. I'm looking for some practical advice and tips from folks who've already done this.

    I'm a long-time computer user, so I'm well acquainted with the general advice for upgrading an OS: backup, unplug peripherals, etc. I'm hoping for specific advice people have for upgrading Windows 8 OEM to Pro.

    Before you suggest Google, let me tell you: Search for this topic and you'll find how to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from earlier versions of Windows, or how to buy Windows 8 Pro. Not my question.

    Thanks for your help.

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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro is a simple procedure as told in this tutorial: Add Features to Windows 8.

    You don't have to unplug anything, simple start Add Features dialog and add your Windows 8 Pro product key. Windows takes care of the rest.

    Microsoft's own help page: Add features - Microsoft Windows

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    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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    Thanks to both for your help and links. I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
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