Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Best way to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro.

  1. #1


    France
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Best way to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro.


    Hello, I search the cheapest solution to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro.
    Thanks for your answers.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Pro Pack, is one way, Windows 8.1 Pro Pack - Microsoft Store Canada. All you do is type in your Pro key in Add Features.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    If you are in the market for a new computer, you can sometimes find it's cheaper to get the new machine with Pro, versus upgrading it yourself.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Be warned, if you buy a cheap key off of e-bay etc, and it fails activation, there is no easy way to go back to 8.1. Activation isn't done/checked until the first reboot after upgrading to Pro. If it fails then you have to reinstall the non Pro version to go back to your working product code.. Many many people have been burned by cheap keys bought online. If the deal seems to good to be true, it is.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 29 May 2015 at 10:23.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    France
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thank you for responding so quickly, I bought 8.1 Pro on internet site, with activation by phone and the windows is activated for about 50$.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Hopefully it stays activated. Why did you have to activate by phone?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Romain1980 View Post
    Thank you for responding so quickly, I bought 8.1 Pro on internet site, with activation by phone and the windows is activated for about 50$.
    That sounds really sketchy. Best of luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Romain1980 View Post
    Thank you for responding so quickly, I bought 8.1 Pro on internet site, with activation by phone and the windows is activated for about 50$.
    That sounds really sketchy. Best of luck.
    Having to do the phone activation is not a good sign.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    France
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The activation by internet wasn't possible, it was written that the key was already activated on an other computer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Romain1980 View Post
    The activation by internet wasn't possible, it was written that the key was already activated on an other computer.
    Which is exactly why this $50 key is going to give you problems in the future. It's been sold to more than 1 person and when multiple of you keep activating it, it's going to get shutdown. Just spending the $99 on the Pro Pack upgrade would have been a much better idea.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Best way to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 pro.
Related Threads
Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install...
Hi I have windows 7 and bought windows 8 upgrade discs (still unopened), I have no SSD now but want to buy one. What should i Do install win 8 first then the SSD? Or the other way around? What's better What will my recovery options be if I get a nasty virus? Also once my ssd is in it can't fit...
I have a Windows 7 Premium upgrade that was upgraded from Vista on my Dell Inspiron 530 PC. Can I upgrade from this to Windows 8 Pro, without having to remove Windows 7? Or will I have to go back To Vista to install the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. If the latter is the case, can I take my PC back to...
I'm severely stumped here... I've got an MSDN-install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate been running fine for a couple of years now. No issues, all's good. I got my Windows 8 Pro RTM from MSDN this past week and fired it up on my computer last night via USB. Boot in to Windows 7, open USB drive,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook