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Old January 26th 17, 07:23 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks


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Old January 26th 17, 10:20 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
...winston[_2_]
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

The 8.1 Pro Pack which upgraded Windows 8 to 8 Pro or 8 Pro with Media
Center was discontinued in the fall of 2015.

The Pro Pack is in extremely limited supply having been discontinued from
replenishing 3rd party inventory for over a year.

If you can find it, a few sources might be available by searching using
Google or Bing. The pricing should be around $100.

Retail 8.1 Pro may be easier to purchase and possibly from more reputable
sources though the price(e.g. Newegg.com) is about 30-40% % higher($140) for
OEM 8.1 Pro edition(clean install required, not for upgrading from Home to
Pro) and twice as much($200) for the retail 8.1 Pro(capable of use as
upgrade media).

Good luck on your quest.


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"Andy" wrote in message
...

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks

  #3  
Old January 26th 17, 10:53 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

Thank you ill look in to that.


"...winston" wrote in message
news The 8.1 Pro Pack which upgraded Windows 8 to 8 Pro or 8 Pro with Media
Center was discontinued in the fall of 2015.

The Pro Pack is in extremely limited supply having been discontinued from
replenishing 3rd party inventory for over a year.

If you can find it, a few sources might be available by searching using
Google or Bing. The pricing should be around $100.

Retail 8.1 Pro may be easier to purchase and possibly from more reputable
sources though the price(e.g. Newegg.com) is about 30-40% % higher($140) for
OEM 8.1 Pro edition(clean install required, not for upgrading from Home to
Pro) and twice as much($200) for the retail 8.1 Pro(capable of use as
upgrade media).

Good luck on your quest.


--
....winston
msft mvp windows experience


"Andy" wrote in message
...

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks


  #4  
Old January 26th 17, 06:16 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Ken Blake[_5_]
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:23:23 -0500, "Andy" wrote:

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks



See Winston's reply, but before you buy it, let me ask why you want to
do this. Most home users don't need Professional and buying it might
be a waste of money for you.

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Old January 26th 17, 08:11 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul[_32_]
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1pro edtion?

Ken Blake wrote:
On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:23:23 -0500, "Andy" wrote:

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks



See Winston's reply, but before you buy it, let me ask why you want to
do this. Most home users don't need Professional and buying it might
be a waste of money for you.


I think Pro is a prerequisite for Media Center on 8.

http://www.howtogeek.com/132462/5-al...-on-windows-8/

"To get it, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro
and purchase the Media Center Pack."

If you don't have a TV Tuner to make recordings with,
the only thing of value in the Media Center Pack is two
CODEC files for playing commercial DVDs.

*******

The memory license for Windows 8 is as follows:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ts_wind ows_8

Version Limit on X86 Limit on X64
Windows 8 Enterprise 4 GB 512 GB
Windows 8 Professional 4 GB 512 GB
Windows 8 4 GB 128 GB

So on Win8, you typically don't need it for memory.
Whereas Pro on Win7 really did come in handy, as
Pro allowed a license for more than 16GB.

Windows 7 Professional 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 4 GB 16 GB

Paul
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Old January 27th 17, 09:16 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

For the additional security features and the ability to turn off Microsoft
updates .
And that media center aka media player is put back as well .


"Ken Blake" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 26 Jan 2017 01:23:23 -0500, "Andy" wrote:

Hi i have a lap top that has windows 8.1 home edition on it and i would
like
to upgrade it to windows 8.1 professional edition .
Does any one know of a site or online store that sells that edition?
Thanks



See Winston's reply, but before you buy it, let me ask why you want to
do this. Most home users don't need Professional and buying it might
be a waste of money for you.


  #7  
Old January 27th 17, 06:42 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
XS11E
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

wrote:

I believe there is now a cracked/hacked version of Media Center
that runs on Win10.


Google will give lots of hits on a search for Media Center on Win10,
here's one that seems to work:

http://www.howtogeek.com/258695/how-...on-windows-10/

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  #8  
Old January 28th 17, 02:08 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Nil[_5_]
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

On 27 Jan 2017, "Andy" wrote in alt.comp.os.windows-8:

For the additional security features


What security features are you referring to?

and the ability to turn off Microsoft updates .


AFAIK, all versions of Windows 8/8.1 have the ability to turn off
updates.

And that media center aka media player is put back as well .


Media Center is *not* "aka" Media Player. They are different products.
Windows Media Player 12 is included in all versions of Windows 8 and
8.1.

Media Center is not "put back", either. It's an extra add-on for Win8
Pro which costs money... but I believe it's no longer for sale.

Perhaps you and Al should have a little talk.
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Old January 28th 17, 08:30 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


"Nil" wrote in message
...
On 27 Jan 2017, "Andy" wrote in alt.comp.os.windows-8:

For the additional security features


What security features are you referring to?

and the ability to turn off Microsoft updates .


AFAIK, all versions of Windows 8/8.1 have the ability to turn off
updates.

And that media center aka media player is put back as well .


Media Center is *not* "aka" Media Player. They are different products.
Windows Media Player 12 is included in all versions of Windows 8 and
8.1.

Media Center is not "put back", either. It's an extra add-on for Win8
Pro which costs money... but I believe it's no longer for sale.

Perhaps you and Al should have a little talk.



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Old January 29th 17, 03:08 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Nomen Nescio
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 proedtion?

In article
"Andy" wrote:

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


Really? And which of those "must have" features do you require?

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Old January 29th 17, 07:31 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

Any and all i don't do home versions i go pro now


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
In article
"Andy" wrote:

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time
ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


Really? And which of those "must have" features do you require?



  #12  
Old January 29th 17, 09:19 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Nomen Nescio
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 proedtion?

OK. So you ARE without a clue.

In article
"Andy" wrote:

Any and all i don't do home versions i go pro now


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
In article
"Andy" wrote:

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time
ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


Really? And which of those "must have" features do you require?


  #13  
Old January 30th 17, 08:43 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

No i just don't rember all the features and what does it matter to you if i
want a better version them the home version ?
is that what you use?
I never settle for anything but pro versions of what ever software i get.


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
OK. So you ARE without a clue.

In article
"Andy" wrote:

Any and all i don't do home versions i go pro now


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
In article
"Andy" wrote:

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time
ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


Really? And which of those "must have" features do you require?




  #14  
Old January 30th 17, 08:44 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Andy
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

And also its my money that pays for the software i own.
So i can use whatever versions i want.


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
OK. So you ARE without a clue.

In article
"Andy" wrote:

Any and all i don't do home versions i go pro now


"Nomen Nescio" wrote in message
...
In article
"Andy" wrote:

You are correct i forgot i took windows 10 off my lap top a long time
ago
but windows 8.1 pro has more features then the home edition does


Really? And which of those "must have" features do you require?




  #15  
Old January 31st 17, 02:02 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Nil[_5_]
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Default source or store to buy lic to convert windows 8.1 home to 8.1 pro edtion?

On 30 Jan 2017, "Andy" wrote in alt.comp.os.windows-8:

No i just don't rember all the features and what does it matter to
you if i want a better version them the home version ?
is that what you use?
I never settle for anything but pro versions of what ever software
i get.


Just because the box says "Pro" on it doesn't make you a pro.

Especially when you don't know the real difference.
 




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