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PRO yes or no & how to tell for sure?

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    COLORADO
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    Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600)

    PRO yes or no & how to tell for sure?


    I bought a pretty healthy HP laptop that's on the list for 10. I read the specs and was under the version of 8.1 was pro. The other day I wanted to get to to the group editor and it failed. I read somewhere that unless you have pro you can't get group edit. Yes/no?
    Thanks
    Bill

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  2. #2


    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Group policy editor option comes only with Windows 8 pro Edition
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Press the Windows Logo key and the pause/break key. That should open the System screen. What does it list for Windows Edition?
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    How where you launching the Group Policy Editor? Start > Run > gpedit.msc?
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  5. #5


    Press Window key + R, type winver and press Enter.

    For Pro, it will look like this:

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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    How where you launching the Group Policy Editor? Start > Run > gpedit.msc?
    Or Search gpedit right click gpedit.msc and select run as administrator
    If it don't come up or run you probably don't have Pro.
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    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Press Window key + R, type winver and press Enter.

    For Pro, it will look like this:

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    Best answer, along with post #2 all need to know.
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  8. #8


    COLORADO
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600)

    Pro yes or no


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Press Window key + R, type winver and press Enter.

    For Pro, it will look like this:

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    Worked fine and I have just the regular core windows 8.1, luckily however Amazon and some other places market a MS product called PRO that activates code in OS 8.1 to enable.

    BTW Thanks to all for the replies.

    bill
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  9. #9


    Bill, do you have a link to the MS Pro product? I'd like to look at it and if it's legal the n save it for use by others who have this problem.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Bill, do you have a link to the MS Pro product? I'd like to look at it and if it's legal the n save it for use by others who have this problem.
    The official way to do it is the Pro Pack. You just enter the product code through Add Features. Add Features to Windows 8
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