I havea win 8 pro upgrade to windows 8 key. My system is going to be changed. How can I get a copy of the upgrade to use with this key?

Upgraded a Dell xps12 from win 8 home to pro. The upgrade key is 

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The machine is to be replaced due to a manufacturing defect. I wish to upgrade the replacement to win 8 pro. How do I get a copy of the upgrade to use with the key that I already have?

Bob Walling

 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 151 Applies to:
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If you already have the product key for Windows 8 Pro, when you get the replacement with Windows 8, just do the following:


 

Press Windows key + X

Click System

Under Windows Edition, click the link:

Get more features with a new edition of Windows

Click the 'I already have a product key link'

Enter your product key and you will be upgraded to Pro.

 

 

Reactivation by telephone might be required:

1. Press Windows key + X then click Run, then type: slui.exe 4

2. Next press the 'ENTER' key

3. Select your 'Country' from the list.

4. Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

5. Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

6. Explain your problem clearly to the support person.

Best,
Andre
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
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