win 8 core

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by korn2008, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. korn2008

    korn2008 MDL Novice

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    I have installed win 8 core, how can i convert it to win 8 pro? I don't want to format my hd, thx in advance.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    why have you installed Core and not pro from the beginning? As all versions were available since being released, everyone had the choice to take the maximum version by using the appropriate key during installation. Sorry, but afaik, a clean new install is needed.
     
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  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Windows Anytime Upgrade, type in a Pro key.
     
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  4. korn2008

    korn2008 MDL Novice

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    how to do it? where can i find this option?
     
  5. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    #5 Flipp3r, Dec 4, 2012
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    Yes you can. You can perform an "anytime upgrade". You need a proper Pro key, not the Media Center Upgrade key.
    Most notebooks seem to be shipping with core edition. My MSI shipped with Core, I boot into WinPE from my usb key & used dism to change edition on the recovery install.wim
    Code:
    md d:\x
    dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:E:\RecoveryImage\install.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:d:\x
    dism /Image:d:\x /Set-Edition:"Professional"
    dism /Image:d:\x /Set-ProductKey:Your product key here
    dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:d:\x\ /commit
    rd /s /q d:\x
    If you then format the OS partition and reboot, the notebook will auto boot into recovery & you can perform a reset to restore the Pro edition you just updated! This worked for me & my MSI notebook.

    @PaulDesmond, M8, take a chill pill. You seem to jump on people with every post!

     
  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #6 Shenj, Dec 4, 2012
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    It's a good solution if you Upgrade to Pro and want your recovery image also to be Pro.
     
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