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Change windows 8.1 Pro N edition

  1. #1

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    windows 8.1 pro

    Windows 8.1 Pro N to Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I have windows 8.1 Pro N. I didn't realise windows 8.1 Pro is different from windows 8.1 pro N, so I bought a product key for windows 8.1 Pro. Now, I can't activate it, because it says its for the wrong edition.

    How do I change my edition? I also have a key for windows 8.1 enterprise if that helps.


    --edit: I dont seem to have Windows Anytime Upgrade, only windowsanytimeupgraderesults.exe
    Last edited by petey; 31 Jul 2015 at 05:24.

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  2. #2

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    windows 8.1 pro

    would really like some advice. I'm on the edge to throw this microsoft garbage out and get a Mac..
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by petey View Post
    I bought a product key for windows 8.1 Pro.
    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 Pro -> link

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    windows 8.1 pro

    Won't that clear all my settings and files?
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  5. #5

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    Windows 10

    You will not be able to activate Windows 8.1 Pro N with the Windows 8.1 Pro key.

    Quote from this post:

    Do not delete the partitions on your hard drive, if you have important files on your hard drive and you will not be able to backup your important files.

    - Select the partition on which Windows is installed (see screenshot below).
    - Click on the "Next" button.

    - You will receive the following message (see screenshot below): If the partition you've chosen contains files from a previous Windows installation, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You'll be able to access Windows.old, but you won't be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    - Click on the "OK" button.
    - The installation of Windows will begin.

    Be sure to copy any files that you may want out of the Windows.old folder before you delete it.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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