I ran into this issue recently where a user had purchased a Windows 8 Standard device and they needed it to be joined to the domain. As many of you may already know Windows 8 Pro, or, Windows 8 Enterprise is required to join to a domain so we needed to upgrade the edition.
To change your edition in Windows 8 it is quite simple as shown in the screenshot above.
- Open the Control Panel.
- Go to System.
- Click “Get More Features With a New Edition of Windows”.