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Professional and Core editions of Windows 8 both on the RP setup iso

  1. #11


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    Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Well I am intrigued, Fercian - It worked fine - thanks - should I ask the origin of the PK?

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    I actually came across it today by chance here [SCREENSHOTS] Windows 8 Release Preview build 8400

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  2. #12


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Well spotted - thanks
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  3. #13


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Now here's a question - now that I have the Core Edition running, can I use the setup .iso to upgrade to Professional? Presumably users with OEM installations of Core Ed. could purchase a Professional license and upgrade.

    I know it's an odd question since I could have used Professional in the first place - it's just a chance to recreate the user experience.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    now that I have the Core Edition running, can I use the setup .iso to upgrade to Professional?
    • No need for an iso
    • No need for an internet connection

    Enter professional key by "add features" and professional features will be installed. All components of all versions are always available in "C:\Windows\winsxs" - they only need to unlock by the right key.
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  5. #15


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yep, did it weeks ago, after confirming that you could not upgrade Core to MCE directly, but first have to use "add features" to U/G to Professional, and only then will the MCE product key work.
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