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How to Upgrade From Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro

Posted on 2013-10-27
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I want to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro.  I'm not sure how to do that but I would like to do that asap.  I also have already upgraded to Windows 8.1.  Thanks!
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Go to Windows Anytime Upgrade (Control Panel) and order Pro there. Pay for it, get the license key and apply the license key. That is the easiest way.

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[Assuming you wish to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro] Go to Action Center (or Control Panel), then Windows Update, then Add features to Windows 8.1.
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You must go to Anytime Upgrade first and purchase the upgrade as I noted above. It is not a free feature you can add.

Windows 8 Home upgrades to Windows 8.1 Home and Pro is additional.

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Add features to Windows 8.1 is not a free feature. You must buy a key first (It's the new name for Windows Anytime Upgrade).

Please read the Microsoft documentation (FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions) about the "Add features to Windows 8" (or 8.1) here:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-features-frequently-asked-questions >
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Yes aadih - and I already posted that well back.

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< Thinkpads_User: I already posted that well back.

Sorry, with respect, it's unclear (to me) after re-reading this thread. (I miss obvious things sometimes.)  :-(

Regards.
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