Upgrading to Windows 8 Pro

If you have an MSDN account, you may be able to upgrade from Windows  8 to Windows 8 Pro.   First, login to http://msdn.microsoft.com and click on Access Benefits.  Once there, click on Go To My Product Keys and scroll down looking for Windows 8 Pro.  If you have a key available, grab it.

Next, open Control Panel (which you can get to quickly with Windows-x) and select Add Features to Windows 8.  Enter the key you just got from MSDN and once verified, proceed with the uupdate.

Hey! Presto! Windows 8 Pro.

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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