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Solved 8.0 to 8.1 pro...bad key

sparhawk

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While trying to do a clean install from 8.1 pro from dvd drive. I found out my orginal 8.0 dvd product key would not work. I have the iso files on my ssd somewhere.Just can't get into win 8.1 because windows will not get past the blue
windows icon.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

sparhawk

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A Windows 8 Key will not work, or activate Windows 8.1 Pro..

You can activate Windows 8.1 with your Windows 8 product key..

You can download and create Windows 8.1 Setup media > Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

I am a little confused seems like you say win 8 key won't activate 8.1 pro, then you say yes you can.

Sorry I see what I missed one is 8.1 and is 8.1 Pro...my bad
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

KYHI

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a windows 8 key will activate windows 8.1

a windows 8 Pro key will activate windows 8.1 Pro

a Pro version key is needed to activate the Windows Pro version
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
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    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
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    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
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    Stock heatsink fan
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    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
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    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
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    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender
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    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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