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  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    If I have a window 8 retail key, can i use it to install and activate win 8.1 pro? Plz let me know.

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  2. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    Yes you can activate it with the retail key but you have to use the generic windows 8.1 pro key to install.
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Even if the retail key is only for windows 8 and not windows 8 pro i can still activate 8.1 pro?

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  4. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    bump.............
     
  5. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Of course not, core key activates core edition, pro key activates pro version simply as that.
     
  6. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    so I get a yes and a no. Thx forthose. Can I plz get some more responses so i know the correct answer? Hopefully a few more so I know for sure.


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  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #7 Tito, Sep 10, 2013
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    Can activate Windows 8.1 Core Can activate Windows 8.1 Pro
    You have Windows 8 Core retail key Yes No
    You have Windows 8 Pro retail key No Yes
    8 keys can't be used for installing 8.1. You have to use generic keys for installing & then apply your key.

    Hope its all cleared.
     
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