01-22-2013 04:12 PM
1 - If I buy a Windwos 8 Pro Pack Key( $69.99 ) , and then go to add features , enter the key and upgrade , do I lose my Windows 8 oem license that came with the Yoga??.
2 - After upgrading to Pro, and then use lenovo recovery (using novo button and then use recovery to restore like it came from the factory , do I go back to windows 8 oem?, no licence problems ? (Can I use the pro pack key later?)
3 - Should I save my Windows 8 Oem Key (using a third party software to view it) , before upgrade?
4- Has anyone tried the the $39.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade Key to upgrade to pro ?
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01-22-2013 05:06 PM
If you recover using the one key, I believe it would go back to regular Windows 8 because that's what the recovery partition was, but you should be able to use your key again to upgrade.
I used the 39.99 upgrade and it worked fine. I had to download the checker and run it in XP compatibility mode for the 39.99 to take effect though. I also stopped and disabled that Nalpeiron Licensing Service.
After that, it downloaded Pro and reported that it was already Windows 8, but I was able to add the Pro features after that easily and System reports Windows 8 Pro now.
01-22-2013 09:03 PM
Thanks for confirming your success!
I'm marking your post as the solution. Good job!
01-28-2013 11:25 AM
To disable the Nalperion Licensing service - click the Start (Windows button) type services.msc to open the services console. Right click Nalperion Licensing service and select Stop. Then right click it again and select Properties, then pick Disabled instead of Automatic to stop it from starting on the next reboot.
To run an executable in XP mode, save the EXE locally, then right click it and select Properties. Under the Compatibility tab, select the Checkbox for Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then select Windows XP.