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How do you enter the activation key for an upgrade to Windows 8 pro from 8 home

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Just upgraded an 8 home to pro.  When I go to the System to change the activation product code, My only option is "Activate".  I can't enter a new product code.
Where else can I enter the code?
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by:John Hurst
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When you purchased the upgrade for Pro, you should have received the Key from Microsoft. The next step now is to click on Activate and go through the telephone procedure with Microsoft. They can sort this out for you.

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Go to the Start Screen and type in 'anytime upgrade' (under Settings) and follow the instructions.
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See below.  This link is the answer to my own question.

http://imss.caltech.edu/content/windows-8-activation-instructions
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Well, that definitely isn't the easiest way, but glad you got it sorted out.
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Found my own solution
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