Upgrading win8 Core to Pro (OR 8.1)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by rollerdyke44, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. rollerdyke44

    rollerdyke44 MDL Novice

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    hey

    currently on oem installed win8 core. laptop is lenovo y500

    i got a retail win8 pro key (not the pro plus). Can i upgrade my laptop win8 core to win8 pro using the "add features to windows"? Will i have to reinstall app/drivers if that works?

    And i read that win 8.1 will be free upgrade. When it is released to public will i be able to upgrade my windows 8 to 8.1 for free using the OEM key in bios or the retail pro key if upgrade successful? (assuming both scenarios that i want to go from core to 8.1 AND pro to 8.1)
    Possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #1. Backup first is most recommended :D.

    #2. Yep. Should preserve all settings and programs afaik.
    Should even work as fresh install, when online activation fails, phone route should work.

    #3. Should also work with 8.1, although i strictly refuse to upgrade, as there´s always the possibility to 'frankenbuild' the system.
     
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  3. rollerdyke44

    rollerdyke44 MDL Novice

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    So i just use the win8 pro retail key in add features to windows and it will upgrade? yes?


    @#3 yes i was just asking if it is possible :)

    Thanks :D
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Exactly :good3:.
     
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