Upgrading Windows 8.1 core to Windows 8.1 Pro using "Add features.."

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by iamSiD, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. iamSiD

    iamSiD MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I have a genuine Windows 8.1, that came with my new pc, ie, it is the Core edition. I need to use Hyper-V, which can only be enabled in the Windows 8.1 Pro.

    So, I tried upgrading it to Windows 8.1 Pro using the "Add features to Windows 8.1" option in Control Panel. In that, on adding the general 8.1 Pro key, it says "Your key works."

    What I wanted to know is that once I carry on with this installation, will Windows ask for activation after completion/reboot?
    Or Windows will remain activated, as it is now? :confused:

    Also, in case Windows is not activated, can I use the KMSpico on the upgraded Windows 8.1 Pro?

    Please help. :rolleyes:
     
  2. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    1) Upgrade using the install key.
    2) Activation will be required, cause your key is for Core version only!
    3) Activate using KMSpico, link is here
     
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  3. iamSiD

    iamSiD MDL Novice

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    Activation

    Are you sure the activation via KMSpico work? Because the official thread owner just states that he has tried it on a fresh Windows install.
    Its a new pc, and I'm not sure if I want to take risk with the activation. :(
     
  4. eydee

    eydee Guest

    This would turn a legit windows install into a pirated one. Isn't it easier to use Virtualbox or VMWare Palyer?
     
  5. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    If you think it's too risky, then don't try.
     
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