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Question about Add Features

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 x64

    Question about Add Features


    Hello.

    I have a question about the "Add Features to Windows 8.1" feature, formerly Windows Anytime Upgrade. As a student, I can buy a full retail copy of Windows 8.1 Pro for only 60 euros, which is a very good deal. I plan on installing it on a desktop which already has 8.1 Core installed. I do not want to reinstall Windows on it, so I would rather use the Add Features feature. So my question is, does Add Features take retail keys or do I need to use a key specifically made for it?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Speedbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a Windows 8 or 8.1 key, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file that you could use to create installation media with.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Speedbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a Windows 8 or 8.1 key, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file that you could use to create installation media with.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    I would rather not reinstall Windows, as this is a shared computer and I think that they wouldn't be pleased with the fact that their user profiles are deleted. Now, I actually tried putting an 8.1 retail key into the Add Features screen, and it accepted it.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Speedbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a Windows 8 or 8.1 key, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file that you could use to create installation media with.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    I would rather not reinstall Windows, as this is a shared computer and I think that they wouldn't be pleased with the fact that their user profiles are deleted. Now, I actually tried putting an 8.1 retail key into the Add Features screen, and it accepted it.
    The answer is yes you can use the pro key in add features
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Speedbird View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Speedbird, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a Windows 8 or 8.1 key, then you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to download a Windows 8.1 ISO file that you could use to create installation media with.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    I would rather not reinstall Windows, as this is a shared computer and I think that they wouldn't be pleased with the fact that their user profiles are deleted. Now, I actually tried putting an 8.1 retail key into the Add Features screen, and it accepted it.
    The answer is yes you can use the pro key in add features
    Thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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