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    Cool windows 8 upgrade to windows 8 pro

    Asus pc preloaded with windows 8.I want to upgrade to windows 8 pro.
    tried already:clean upgrade(wipe HD off all partition),upgrade option inside windows,add fetures to windows in controlpanel.
    several times I tried and went through installation steps, then when windows start it does as windows 8 NOT pro, and it said in pcinfo it is been activated.
    I think it could be related to UEFI or secure boot blocking installation to pro because serial number is on bios, windows8 pro is genuine windows 8 pro disk(tried a technet disk still the same).
    I installed windows 7 professional (no problema) then upgrade to windows 8 pro and still is windows 8 not pro.
    Please help I running off ideas

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    The Anytime Upgrade Pro Pack is the best way to upgrade to Win 8 Pro.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeknutty View Post
    Asus pc preloaded with windows 8.I want to upgrade to windows 8 pro.
    I think you'll need to wait until the official release of Windows 8.1. What you're trying to do is in effect a downgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8; (the 'Pro' is not relevant in this case). In order to do that, you would need to do a format/clean install.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    I think the 8.I was a typo. There should have been a space between the period and I.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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