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Activate Win 8.1 Core/Single Lang with a Win 8 Pro key?

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    Windows 8

    Activate Win 8.1 Core/Single Lang with a Win 8 Pro key?


    Title says it all, is there way to activate the Win 8.1 Core/Single Language version with a Windows 8 pro key? I honestly thought the Single language version on Microsoft was the 8.1 Pro just Single language.

    Thank you.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cyrilt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but no. A product key can only activate the edition the key is for.

    However, you could upgrade your Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 8.1 Pro with the product key using step 8 in the tutorial below through the "Add features to Windows 8" feature. You won't lose anything.

    Add Features to Windows 8
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Cyrilt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but no. A product key can only activate the edition the key is for.

    However, you could upgrade your Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 8.1 Pro with the product key using step 8 in the tutorial below through the "Add features to Windows 8" feature. You won't lose anything.

    Add Features to Windows 8
    Thanks for the welcome Brink and phew, I will try out the tutorial and post the results. At the moment 8.1 core/Single Language edition isn't activated, I'd still be able to add the features and then it would get activated right?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Correct.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Correct.
    It worked thanks.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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