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  1.    12 Sep 2015 #11
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 Pro Key Serial License Activation 1PC - 32/64Bit Full - WiseCompTech

    My retail licensed Windows 7 is also for 1 pc. But I can transfer it to other computers as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time. Although the above looks like a full version of 10 Pro and not the upgrade.
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  2.    12 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    But at the store it says that the Pro upgrade is tied to one computer, "this one."
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  3.    12 Sep 2015 #13
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    But at the store it says that the Pro upgrade is tied to one computer, "this one."
    And what if it was purchased from another source other than the Windows store?

    Anyway.... looks like the cheapest way would be to upgrade the Windows 8.1 to Pro, then upgrade to Windows 10:
    Amazon.com: Win 8 Basic to Pro Upgrade PKC
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  4.    12 Sep 2015 #14
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Windows 10 Pro Key Serial License Activation 1PC - 32/64Bit Full - WiseCompTech

    My retail licensed Windows 7 is also for 1 pc. But I can transfer it to other computers as long as it is only installed on one computer at a time. Although the above looks like a full version of 10 Pro and not the upgrade.
    It didn't say for 1 PC, it said for this PC or something of the sort. It was clear it wasn't a transferable license for 1 PC.

    I can't go back and get the specifics now though because I bought the retail Pro. I mainly did this because I wanted a key, you don't get that any other way.
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  5.    12 Sep 2015 #15
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    And what if it was purchased from another source other than the Windows store?

    Anyway.... looks like the cheapest way would be to upgrade the Windows 8.1 to Pro, then upgrade to Windows 10:
    Amazon.com: Win 8 Basic to Pro Upgrade PKC
    Which may also be iffy? " PKC is a non-transferable license that allows for a single install only. This is a Non-Returnable sku." Maybe that is OK, IDK.
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  6.    12 Sep 2015 #16
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    Spring Valley
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate

    Quote Originally Posted by edwar View Post
    I recently got a Lenovo Yoga 3 14 with Win 10 Home Pre-Installed. I want the Pro version to have access to the Group Policy Editor and other Pro features. If I buy the $99 upgrade can that be transferred to another computer if I decided to return this Lenovo and buy something else that comes with the Home version of Win 10? Or it is like an OEM copy and can only be used on the first computer it is installed on?
    If it came with Windows 10, you can't update it. If it was updated from 7 to 10, you may be able to restore 7 and then you can download the pro version from the Windows 10 Media Creation tool, and update using that, and it should activate.
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  7.    12 Sep 2015 #17
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If it came with Windows 10, you can't update it. If it was updated from 7 to 10, you may be able to restore 7 and then you can download the pro version from the Windows 10 Media Creation tool, and update using that, and it should activate.
    And that is 100% incorrect information.

    If it came with Windows 10 Home it is upgraded to Pro buy purchasing the Pro upgrade, the most convenient method being from the Windows Store.

    If it came with Windows 7 Home then it must be upgraded to Windows 10 Home and attempting to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Home will not activate.
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  8.    12 Sep 2015 #18
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    Win 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If it came with Windows 10, you can't update it. If it was updated from 7 to 10, you may be able to restore 7 and then you can download the pro version from the Windows 10 Media Creation tool, and update using that, and it should activate.
    What does that mean. Sure I can UpGrade it to the Pro version for $99.
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  9.    12 Sep 2015 #19
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    If it came with Windows 10, you can't update it. If it was updated from 7 to 10, you may be able to restore 7 and then you can download the pro version from the Windows 10 Media Creation tool, and update using that, and it should activate.
    Only if it was upgraded from, Windows seven pr or better.

    This has nothing to do with the OP, who had Windows 10 Home come pre-installed on a new laptop.
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  10.    12 Sep 2015 #20
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    Win 7 8 and 10

    This has nothing to do with the OP, who had Windows 10 Home come pre-installed on a new laptop.
    From the EULA

    . Transfer. The provisions of this section do not apply if you acquired the software as a consumer in Germany or in any of the countries listed on this site (aka.ms/transfer), in which case any transfer of the software to a third party, and the right to use it, must comply with applicable law.a. Software preinstalled on device. If you acquired the software preinstalled on a device (and also if you upgraded from software preinstalled on a device), you may transfer the license to use the software directly to another user, only with the licensed device. The transfer must include the software and, if provided with the device, an authentic Windows label including the product key. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
    b. Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.

    Once the OP apply's that to his preinstalled OEM home it is locked to that computer.
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