01-15-2014 02:38 PM
I currently have the g500 lenovo computer with the preloaded software windows 8.1. I would like to purchase the windows 8.1 pro version and would like to know what are the steps needed to do this and if anyone has done this what type of problems if any have you encounter.
01-16-2014 08:55 AM - edited 01-17-2014 04:23 AM
The easiest way to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro is by adding features. To do this, you will need a Windows 8.1 Pro Pack license. This is ideal if you wanna keep the OneKey Recovery function and other proprietary lenovo softwares.
I haven't tried this upgrade yet on the G500 but on a Ideapad Flex15 gave no drawbacks (drivers / softwares are compatible). If you have already added some important files, ensure that you have them backed-up first before doing the upgrade.
See the following for more info:
Fixed the link for Windows 8.1 Pro Pack