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Upgraded to W8 Pro though still W8

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    Upgraded to W8 Pro though still W8


    Hi All
    I have installed W8 Pro on C: with wiping windows 8 standard.
    During the process it never asked for an install key and what I ended up with is seen here below. What have I done wrong?
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    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?


    Which Windows 8 Pro are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?
    Which Windows 8 Pro are you using?
    Yes it is a new ASUS laptop which had standard W 8-64.
    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?
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    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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    I did install with the W 8 Pro DVD and and wiped C:.
    Using the new dvd key wont work. So do I need to restore from the restore partition and just enter the new dvd key?
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    If you managed to do clean install with the Pro dvd, try entering the Pro key like this:
    Admin command:

    slmgr /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx etc

    paste your pro key where the xxxx are
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    If you managed to do clean install with the Pro dvd, try entering the Pro key like this:
    Admin command:

    slmgr /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx etc

    paste your pro key where the xxxx are
    I did run cmd as admin, typed in the slmgr /ipk followed by the new key?
    That's what I get.
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    Maybe the pro pack key is different. No idea why MS is making this so difficult and aggravating for their customers. Not a good way to keep them.
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    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.
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    I Have just rang MS(not a friendly person at all) and what he told me is that I cannot get the Pro version the way I did it(see above).
    It would've had to be a Windows 8 Pro pack DVD. He also told me that the supplier should've known this as I bought the pro from the same shop.
    Tedious to say the least
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