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Upgrade from win 7 Pro to 8.1 Pro?

  1. #1


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    windows 8.1 Professional

    Upgrade from win 7 Pro to 8.1 Pro?


    ...Can I do that without a clean install?

    Regards, Knut

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Knut, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    As long as both are the same 32-bit or 64-bit version, then yes.

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
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  3. #3


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    windows 8.1 Professional


    In fact, I tried. But after I pasted the product key, the little blue circle kept revolving and nothing more happened...could it be a not so good wireless connection?
    Last edited by bjorn1; 26 Feb 2015 at 09:33.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, you would need to be connected to the internet to be able to activate.

    If it doesn't verify and activate the key after a while, make sure that you are connected to the internet, and see how it goes with typing the product key instead.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1 Professional


    I'll give it a try, thank you...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Yes, you can upgrade windows 7 Pro to windows 8.1 pro - IF you have a windows 8.1 Pro product key
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