Upgrade to Dropbox Pro Using Windows 8

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You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to upgrade a standard Dropbox account to a Dropbox Pro account when using Windows 8.

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Steps

  1. 1
    Locate the web browser icon.
    In this case, we'll be using Google Chrome. Simply give Google Chrome a single or double click, depending on how the operating system is set up. This will open the web browser.
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    Click on the address bar near the top of the screen.
    Enter in "www.dropbox.com". Press the "Enter" key. This will take us directly to our account. We may need to sign in. However, existing Dropbox users like us may already be signed in. To see how to sign in, please take a look at our tutorial on how to sign in and out of Dropbox on Windows 8.
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    Locate the "Upgrade account" option.
    It is near the right-hand side beneath the address bar. It has a big star beside it. When we're ready to upgrade our account, we click "Upgrade account" one time. This is a web page, and a single click will make it function. Once we've clicked, we'll be taken to another page. We will see our username, an alarm icon, a smiley face icon, and the standard Dropbox icon. We are also given the option "Choose your plan".
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  4. 4
    Scroll down a bit.
    We will be choosing Dropbox Pro, the center option. Dropbox Pro costs $10 per month, basically, or $100 a year, depending on how we sign up. If we didn't want to use Dropbox Pro, we could also use Dropbox for Business. We also have a tutorial on how to sign up for Dropbox for Business. In this tutorial, we're simply going to upgrade our Dropbox to Dropbox Pro.
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    Click once on the blue button located beneath the Dropbox Pro option.
    It is labeled "Upgrade your Dropbox". It will take us to the next window, where they ask to confirm that we actually want to upgrade our account. Note that underneath the blue "Upgrade your Dropbox" button, it lists "just $9.99/month or $99/year". This is telling us that if we choose to pay monthly, we'll pay a little bit more than we'd pay yearly. However, we like to pay for things a little bit at a time, so for us, monthly is the way to go. Otherwise, yearly is definitely a better value.
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    Click once on the blue "Upgrade your Dropbox" button to confirm.
    This takes us to the actual area where we're going to upgrade. We now have the option to choose our plan. We can choose to save, as mentioned previously, about 17% per year. We can also keep an "Extended Version History", which is another $39 per year. We will choose to be billed monthly.
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    Click the circle next to "Billed monthly".
    Scroll down to choose a payment method. We will select "PayPal".
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    Click the circle next to "PayPal".
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    Type in a postal code and use the dropdown menu to select a country.
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    Read the paragraph below.
    It indicates that we are going to be charged $9.99 monthly until we cancel our subscription, and that we will not be refunded any money when we cancel. This is not an issue for us.
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    Click the box to the left of "I agree to Dropbox Terms".
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    Press the blue "Buy now" button.
    We will be taken to the PayPal account window, where we'll be given the option to pay with our account.
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    Enter the PayPal account details.
    Make sure the email address and password are correct. Make sure the box beneath the password field has a checkmark in it if we are accessing this from a private computer, and no checkmark if we are accessing it from a public computer.
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  14. 14
    Click "Login".
    We will see our information being authenticated.
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    Review the information.
    The page shows the shipping address and payment method. Make sure everything is correct.
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    Scroll down and click "Agree and Pay" at the bottom of the screen.
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    Read the confirmation.
    After clicking on "Agree and Pay", we will see a pop-up that tells us about our increased account space. We will see a message saying "Congratulations" and "You're now on Dropbox Pro." Its illustration means we've jumped out of the little fish bowl and into the big fish tank, and we've even got our own castle.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to upgrade your Dropbox account to Dropbox Pro using a web browser with Windows 8.
    Thanks for choosing VisiHow. As ever, if you have questions or comments, do please leave them in the section below. Have a great day, and make sure to check out our other fantastic Dropbox videos.
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