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  • Question

  • If I have the appropriate product key for windows 8.1 pro, can I enter it in my installation of 8.1 and the result be the pro version?
    Friday, December 13, 2013 5:23 PM

Answers

  • idk if you could activate regular windows 8.1 with a pro key, but if you can install windows 8.1 you should be able to upgrade to pro by adding the windows feature just like you would if you had the windows 8.1 pro pack, however if you simply input your 8.1 pro key into a regular 8.1 installation it will not automatically install the pro features.

    • Proposed as answer by Jack00121 Monday, December 16, 2013 8:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jessica_Deen Monday, December 16, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, December 13, 2013 5:42 PM

All replies

  • idk if you could activate regular windows 8.1 with a pro key, but if you can install windows 8.1 you should be able to upgrade to pro by adding the windows feature just like you would if you had the windows 8.1 pro pack, however if you simply input your 8.1 pro key into a regular 8.1 installation it will not automatically install the pro features.

    • Proposed as answer by Jack00121 Monday, December 16, 2013 8:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jessica_Deen Monday, December 16, 2013 7:54 PM
    Friday, December 13, 2013 5:42 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.

    I have the 8 pro to 8.1 pro installation file.  Should I run this against my 8.1 standard installation?

    TIA

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    Friday, December 13, 2013 5:46 PM
  • Hi,

    In addition to MattaNiel21 said, we cannot activate windows 8.1 with a pro key.

    If you have a windows 8.1 pro product key, I suggest you contact Microsoft Customer Service to ask if they can give you an ISO downloading link.

    Contact Microsoft Customer Service:

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/contact_microsoft_customer_serv?&fr=1&wa=wsignin1.0

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,


    Kelvin hsu
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 16, 2013 9:58 AM