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Which of these versions of Windows 8.1 do I want?

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Hi,

I am able to get a free copy of Windows 8.1 through my university (want to reformat so figured I may as well upgrade while I'm at it). I'm not sure which version I should be installing though? It's just for general use, no customising or anything.

If I had to guess I would say the Pro 64 bit version, but then it has the volume license thing so not quite sure...




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post #2 of 4
I would pick the Windows 8.1 Pro VL (x64).
I've had issues with drivers when I've picked the N-Versions in the past.
 
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post #3 of 4
This is the one you want:

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Okay thanks for that.

Just found out I was looking at the wrong part of MSDN though, I only get the one option when I login haha
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