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Upgrade Windows 8.1 SL to Windows 8.1 Pro

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Single Language (64Bit) English

    Upgrade Windows 8.1 SL to Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have a 64-bit Windows 8.1 SL in my laptop activated with a retail product key. Nowadays i want some more features like hyper-v in my laptop. So i think to upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro to have that features. I already have a Win 8.1 Pro installer pack, but i have no product key available for that.

    I want to know is it possible to install that Win 8.1 Pro pack and activate it with my existing Win 8.1 SL retail product key ?

    OR

    Is there any way i can upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro with my existing key of Win 8.1 SL ?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vaikesh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid not. You will need to have or purchase a Windows 8.1 Pro pack product key to be able to install and activate Windows 8.1 Pro.

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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Single Language (64Bit) English


    Hi Brink,

    Let me try to Upgrade my Win 8.1 SL to Win 8.1 Pro.

    I want to know if i upgrade my Win 8.1 SL to Win 10, Can i get the hidden features like Hyper-V ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hyper-V will only be included in the Pro edition.
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 SL to Windows 8.1 Pro
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