Activation problem between windows pro 8 and windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by olimpia051, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. olimpia051

    olimpia051 MDL Novice

    Dec 28, 2013
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    Hi to all!

    I have used the site quite often for solving little problems, but now i did not found an argument and I decided to write myself the problem!

    I bought a computer in Russia (an Aspire V5-572G) with a windows 8 single language 64-bit.

    Coming back home I found out that not only was in russian, but I was not able to install any language pack. I had to depart quickly and I made a big mistake: I gave my computer in the hand of a technician that instead of finding the english pack, decided to install windows 8 pro.

    Of course after a couple of upgrades the build 9200 came out and I am not able anymore to upgrade it to 8.1.

    How can i fix the problem? I have a product key for Windows 8, not for windows 8 pro. Can I install a windows 8 version (and where can I find it)? I am even prepared to pay microsoft a reasonable amount of money to have a real windows pro. But before doing other mistakes I ask what would you do if you were in my shoes :)

    Thanks a lot!

    Paolo
     
  2. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    How about just downloading the Windows 8.1 Single Language iso (the English language one, of course) from this very site and doing a clean install? :p

    Just look for it in the thread named "The Windows 8.1 (& related) Repository"

    EDIT: If Windows 8.1 Pro is what you really want, just download that iso instead and use one of the various options in this site to activate it through KMS ;)
     
  3. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    As long as you want to have 'a real windows pro' as you say.Go buy a Genuine Window 8 Pro. or 8.1 Pro.,thats it. :spoton:
     
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  4. olimpia051

    olimpia051 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the answers! I will actually download the english single language iso.

    One (final) stupid question: how can I do it? I understood that I have to take the magnet with some torrent provider. But an explanation for dummies would be awesome because I have been scratching my head trying to start the download.. :biggrin:o_Oo_O
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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