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What should I buy to upgrade from 8.1 to 8.1 Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    What should I buy to upgrade from 8.1 to 8.1 Pro


    Hello,

    I need to upgrade my Windows 8.1 to the professional edition. But I really don't know what to buy:
    http://puu.sh/bWCsv/8d27f9a775.png
    http://puu.sh/bWCtd/27150b33c3.png

    I can choose between these 2 products. I really want to keep my files on my Windows 8.1 while upgrading to the professional version, will this be a problem or not? And should I do a backup just to be sure?

    Thanks for helping!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.


    To upgrade Windows 8/8.1 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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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.


    To upgrade Windows 8/8.1 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
    Hi there

    My advice would be to SAVE YOUR MONEY and go for the windows 10 technical preview - you can choose ENTERPRISE which will have all the PRO facilities you need - it's valid until Apr 2015 by which time there might be a retail version of Windows 10.

    Judging by the feedback on the W10 Forum people are pleased with it - doesn't seem to have any problems and you can UPGRADE without having to re-install anything.

    I wouldn't advise people at this stage to do an upgrade or spend money on any more Windows 8 products - Windows 10 is BETTER and for those who like a start menu it's BACK.

    Remember though it's a preview and not "released" software - but feedback shows it's very stable and quite capable of being run as a main OS (for Home users in the first instance - I wouldn't advise using this as a production OS on corporate networks just yet --test by all means though).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.


    To upgrade Windows 8/8.1 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
    Hey, thanks for the comment. So this means I need to use the 'Windows 8.1 Professional' pack? (http://puu.sh/bWCsv/8d27f9a775.png) and not the upgrade one, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.


    To upgrade Windows 8/8.1 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
    Hi there

    My advice would be to SAVE YOUR MONEY and go for the windows 10 technical preview - you can choose ENTERPRISE which will have all the PRO facilities you need - it's valid until Apr 2015 by which time there might be a retail version of Windows 10.

    Judging by the feedback on the W10 Forum people are pleased with it - doesn't seem to have any problems and you can UPGRADE without having to re-install anything.

    I wouldn't advise people at this stage to do an upgrade or spend money on any more Windows 8 products - Windows 10 is BETTER and for those who like a start menu it's BACK.

    Remember though it's a preview and not "released" software - but feedback shows it's very stable and quite capable of being run as a main OS (for Home users in the first instance - I wouldn't advise using this as a production OS on corporate networks just yet --test by all means though).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hey, thanks for the message. Well, the Windows 8 is free because of a special offer from my school. :P And we really need Windows 8 because of the special lesson we will get. But thanks talking about Windows 10! I'll try it for sure later too!!
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