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Going from Windows 7 Professional to 8 Pro

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    Going from Windows 7 Professional to 8 Pro


    I have a key for a Full Copy of Windows 8 Pro and I don't have a disc so I need an ISO so that I can do a clean install. I have yet to find an ISO am I looking in the wrong places? Also will my 8 key work if I wanted to do 8.1 instead or would I need to buy a separate key for that? Thanks!

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by BF3PRO View Post
    I have a key for a Full Copy of Windows 8 Pro and I don't have a disc so I need an ISO so that I can do a clean install. I have yet to find an ISO am I looking in the wrong places? Also will my 8 key work if I wanted to do 8.1 instead or would I need to buy a separate key for that? Thanks!
    My experience:

    I had 8 oem.
    Had to buy 8 pro pack to get 8 pro.

    Upgraded through Store to get 8.1 Pro.
    8.1 Pro inherited my 8 Pro key.

    I have a Microsoft Account.

    When I upgraded to 8.1 Pro I lost none of my files or programs.
    I had to update about 7 drivers.(To avoid blue screens)

    Hope this helps.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    TechNet/MSDN ISO's are not labeled Core or Pro, just 8.0 or 8.1 (multiple editions). They will install Core or Pro depending on what product key you enter during the install. If you are hunting for an 8.0 Pro ISO that may be why your not finding it. This is likely close to what CountMike posted, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create Your Retail key should let you download 8.0 or 8.1 or both if you want. Then you can do this, Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key. to install 8.1 without having to install 8.0 first.
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