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Upgrading to windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Upgrading to windows 8.1


    I am really confused when I come to think about upgrading my windows 8 to windows 8.1. The problem is that someone has told me that upgrading to windows 8.1 from windows 8 will need an activation code later. I have pre installed version windows 8 SL that came with my hpenvy dv6 which is already activated. Will this activation be valid if I upgraded to windows 8.1 or I will have to buy a new product key?
    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello RoughSea,

    No worries. You can easily update to Windows 8 from 8.1 via the Store without affecting your activation.

    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8


    Thank you Brink for your quick reply.
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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    Yeah windows 8.1 is free if you have windows 8 so you will be fine
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