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Upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro with Get Genuine Key

Upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro with Get Genuine Key

  • Hi All,

    I purchase a new laptop with Windows 8.1 (from Microsoftstore.com and that's the only OS selection...) and want to upgrade it to Windows 8.1 Pro. I then purchased Windows 8.1 Pro product key from the Get Genuine program from TechSoup. However, when I try to use the key it always fail to activate saying "That key can't be used to activate this edition of Windows. Please try a different key."

    Any one find a way to get the Get Genuine key to work? Or do I just need to do a clean install? Do Get Genuine key work with a clean install? 

    Thanks,

    -KL

  • Oh I figured this out. You can't just enter the MS key under system proprieties. You have to download the ISO file from licensing website and run setup from the ISO file. Then the MS key will work. 

    -KL