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Updating volume license copy of Windows 8 Pro

  1. #11

    8.1 pro update


    Hi Lisa,
    Pro versions of W8 are updated via windows update, NOT the store, go via

    Control panel > windows Update > check for updates

    Roy

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by hawkman View Post
    Hi Lisa,
    Pro versions of W8 are updated via windows update, NOT the store, go via

    Control panel > windows Update > check for updates

    Roy
    Hi Roy,

    I've tried that too. No luck! LOL

    Thank you for trying to help.

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Well, that is the Pro version and not the enterprise. I guess you learn something new everyday. It seems that you cannot update the "pro" volume licensing version either. I honestly thought that ONLY pertained to the enterprise version.

    I guess my suggestion at this point would be to get a legal copy of Windows on your computer and you will be able to upgrade that.
    I have a legal copy of Windows 8, but if I am unable to update by May 13 I'm not sure if it will quit working or not. I guess I should have stuck with Windows 7.

    Anyway, I certainly appreciate everyone's time in trying to help me. I'm not going to pull my hair out over this.

    Thank you, guys.
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  3. #13


    Hi Lisa.me again. I realized after my post a few days ago that I had failed to read closely your original post on this subject.I like a few others did not realize the volume license versions did not allow update/upgrade without an account to accomplish the update. Only a suggestion..do a complete backup/image of your existing system just to be safe and then go for the method described in William's Blog. If t works fine.. if not you can always go back. If you have a legit volume license install your administrator should/must provide a method for the update. If not legit then WTF.. go for it!!
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Sampson View Post
    I have a legal copy of Windows 8, but if I am unable to update by May 13 I'm not sure if it will quit working or not. I guess I should have stuck with Windows 7.
    I'm unsure how as a home user you could have a "legal" volume license version of Windows. Just sayin'
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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    You can buy a volume license for Pro if you are an academic or charitable institution (and you can prove it). Even if you are a company (I am in fact) you can't buy a volume license for less than a certain number of licenses. The only thing you can buy is an upgrade from a qualifying OS. No-one would have a volume license by mistake.

    Just (also) saying Microsoft Volume Licensing ? Windows 8.1
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