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How to install windows 8 Pro on PC having Win 8.1(basic)

by softdev_sup / January 25, 2014 10:03 PM PST

Thanks in advance ,

I want to install windows 8 pro on a machine which already has the windows 8.1 as a dual boot.

Any way to do that thanks.

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Re: Install Windows
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 25, 2014 10:37 PM PST

And where is that Windows 8 Pro supposed to come:
- replace the Windows (XP, Vista, 7) that is the other boot?
- replace that Windows 8..1 basic?
- on a new partition or disc so you have a triple boot?


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Dual Boot
by softdev_sup / January 26, 2014 5:32 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Install Windows

I had windows 8 Basic so i upgraded to windows 8.1, now i need Hyper V which is available in Professional version , i want to use Hyper V , so to do so , i will install windows 8 trial version later i will buy the license.

Right now the machine is with windows 8.1 basic.

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Re: trial version
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 26, 2014 6:21 PM PST
In reply to: Dual Boot

That's not an answer to my question, I'm afraid.


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I think when you say Windows 8.1 basic
by orlbuckeye / January 27, 2014 2:02 AM PST

you mean the standard Windows 8. You can use Hyper V in windows 8.1 so you don't need to go to 8.0 Pro. Plus you could also use Oracle's Virtualbox. All you need to do is go to add new feature.

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.

(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)

Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings.

Tap or click Add features to Windows 8.1 and then do one of the following:

If you need to purchase a product key, tap or click I want to buy a product key online.

Follow the steps to purchase and enter a product key.

If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.

Enter your product key and click Next.

Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.

If you were running Windows 8.1, your PC will restart automatically and Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center will be available for use.

If you were running Windows 8.1 Pro, your PC will restart automatically and Windows Media Cente

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