Windows 8 upgrade to 8 pro

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vidyarathne, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. vidyarathne

    vidyarathne MDL Novice

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    Hello

    I have a desktop PC (DELL) that includes windows 8 licensed version.It can't add to windows domain .so i want it to upgrade to windows 8 pro.how to that ? is there any upgrade dvd iso ??

    Please help
    Thanks.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Should be possible to do by key, you can try the gVLK but i think you need an upgrade key.
     
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  3. vidyarathne

    vidyarathne MDL Novice

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    if something goes wrong can i rollback and get the old version back ?
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Afaik, it will give an error when the key is not accepted.
     
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  5. vidyarathne

    vidyarathne MDL Novice

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    can i do it using win 8 pro iso ?
     
  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    you will have to do an in-place upgrade (aka. install Win8 Pro on top of Win8 core/home) if you use the ISO method. it takes longer but the upgrade should keep your existing files and programs

    using the Add Features option to upgrade to Pro is faster (but that requires entering a "generic" key for Win8 Pro and then changing it to a gVLK key afterwards)
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #7 Enthousiast, Aug 10, 2019
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