Windows 10: Wrong Win10 Version Installed Solved

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Wrong Win10 Version Installed


    I downloaded and burned to DVD Win10 ... I did a clean install onto another partition which went fairly well....

    But I ran into a few problems I hope someone can help with...

    1.) Windows 10 is asking for the product key.

    2.) I noticed the version of Win10 installed was the wrong version.
    I have Windows 8/8.1 Pro with media center, but Windows 10 Home was installed.

    My questions are where do I get the product key from? MS never sent one or supplied one when I downloaded Win10. My Windows 8 key does not work for Win10.
    And why would the Home Edition be installed when I have Win8 Pro installed?

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Omega1 said: View Post
    I downloaded and burned to DVD Win10 ... I did a clean install onto another partition which went fairly well....

    But I ran into a few problems I hope someone can help with...

    1.) Windows 10 is asking for the product key.

    2.) I noticed the version of Win10 installed was the wrong version.
    I have Windows 8/8.1 Pro with media center, but Windows 10 Home was installed.

    My questions are where do I get the product key from? MS never sent one or supplied one when I downloaded Win10. My Windows 8 key does not work for Win10.
    And why would the Home Edition be installed when I have Win8 Pro installed?
    Did you do the upgrade first and where did you download this ISO ?
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    Mint 18.2
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Omega1 said: View Post
    I downloaded and burned to DVD Win10 ... I did a clean install onto another partition which went fairly well....

    But I ran into a few problems I hope someone can help with...

    1.) Windows 10 is asking for the product key.

    2.) I noticed the version of Win10 installed was the wrong version.
    I have Windows 8/8.1 Pro with media center, but Windows 10 Home was installed.

    My questions are where do I get the product key from? MS never sent one or supplied one when I downloaded Win10. My Windows 8 key does not work for Win10.
    And why would the Home Edition be installed when I have Win8 Pro installed?
    You did not do an upgrade you did a new install which means a new key to purchase.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #4

    jds63 said: View Post
    Did you do the upgrade first and where did you download this ISO ?
    No I didn't do an Upgrade, I installed using the custom setting.... The Iso was downloaded using the Media CreationTool..
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    labeeman said: View Post
    You did not do an upgrade you did a new install which means a new key to purchase.
    You're right, I did a clean install on a new partition.... Could I just re-install Windows 8/8.1 on the new partition, run the upgrade for Win10, then format the partition, then do a clean install??
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    Omega1 said: View Post
    You're right, I did a clean install on a new partition.... Could I just re-install Windows 8/8.1 on the new partition, run the upgrade for Win10, then format the partition, then do a clean install??
    Exactly....upgrade first ......tutorials here on it
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    You made a mistake in doing a fresh re-install before you did an upgrade from your existing Windows 8.1 Pro install. You must do an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 and make sure Windows 10 is activated with Microsoft before you can do a clean re-install of Windows 10. Once the upgraded install is activated you can install 10 without putting in the Product Key. Microsoft's servers keep a record of the machine and the key.

    At this point you have no choice but to reinstall Windows 8.1 and let it activate before you can upgrade to Windows 10. Upgrade with Windows 10 Pro.
    Last edited by owensdj; 31 Jul 2015 at 07:56.
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    Mint 18.2
       30 Jul 2015 #8

    Omega1 said: View Post
    You're right, I did a clean install on a new partition.... Could I just re-install Windows 8/8.1 on the new partition, run the upgrade for Win10, then format the partition, then do a clean install??
    Can't hurt to try it yes you do need to upgrade from a activated OS.
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  9.    30 Jul 2015 #9

    Thanks owensdj... I should have known this.... I guess my age is really starting to show..
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