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Upgraded to W8 Pro though still W8

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwig View Post
    Just bought a W 8 -64 Pro DVD yesterday. On the DVD it says 'intended for distribution with a new PC'.
    Would it help with changing the key to this new DVD key?
    This sounds like a backup DVD rather than a DVD designed to upgrade Windows to a different edition.

    If you have a core key in the motherboard, it will reinstall the core version.
    If you'd had a Pro key in the motherboard, I believe the same DVD would reinstall the Pro version.

    I think you need to buy the Pro Pack which theog mentioned to change to the Pro edition.

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  2. #12


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    Not sure why he bought that,then. From memory the 8.0 oem/systembuilder thing is fine for anyone to use.

    Tho I notice they still have some of these hanging around after all this time, Tesco have finally run out, but there are still plenty elsewhere
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Pro-.../dp/B008GRKGXK
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure why he bought that,then. From memory the 8.0 oem/systembuilder thing is fine for anyone to use.

    Tho I notice they still have some of these hanging around after all this time, Tesco have finally run out, but there are still plenty elsewhere
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Pro-.../dp/B008GRKGXK
    The link is for
    Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC)
    can not be legally used to upgrade Windows 8 Core. Product key can not be used in Add Features.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure why he bought that,then......
    I just wanted to install 8Pro and bought a Pro version. Of course, I did not research it enough. The shop owner maybe could've made me aware off as he knew I just bought the laptop.
    Painful lesson with heaps of time wasted.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pro.PNG  
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    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
    Have you used ADD FEATURES.
    A waiting reply.
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  6. #16


    Yes I did try that, no joy.
    I'm sure you also read my previous posts. It could be that I mucked it up by clean installing with the Pro DVD?
    The MS helpdesk though told me I got the wrong DVD?? :-(
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  7. #17


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    You are using a Windows 8 Upgrade key, also you have updated to Windows 8.1.
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  8. #18


    So, do/should I reinstall(wipe C )with the windows 8 Pro DVD? I think my original(Windows 8 standard) recovery partition has also changed since I did the Pro install on C:. The used space on the partition looks larger.
    It seems that I'm stuck in no-mans land
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  9. #19


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    If you have the FULL Retail Windows 8 Pro, reinstall Windows 8 Core, than upgrade to the FULL Retail Windows 8 Pro using ADD FEATURES. Than upgrade to Windows 8.1.


    The above will not work with a Upgrade Windows 8 Pro.
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  10. #20


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    He doesn't have the upgrade.

    The picture he posted is full oem media with license.

    That should be fine for a clean reinstall, as I recall it is fine for anybody to use the oem/systembuilder with win 8.0.

    With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft is offering a simple upgrade license for retail—a departure from the Windows 7 Retail License. The System Builder License is still the license used to preinstall Windows 8 on new PCs that you sell. The System Builder License also has a new usage right, the Personal Use License.
    OEM System Builder Licensing
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