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  1. Joined : Dec 2014
    Posts : 51
    Win 7
       12 Sep 2015 #1

    Upgrade from Home to Pro


    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?
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  2. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #2

    No, it cannot.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #3

    Geneo said: View Post
    No, it cannot.
    Why not? I say yes it can.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2014
    Posts : 51
    Win 7
       12 Sep 2015 #4

    My thinking is this Upgrade path from Home to Pro is for each individual install of 10 home. Once activated it is tied to that Home activation license.

    In all honesty MS is starting to bite the big one.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #5

    edwar said: View Post
    My thinking is this Upgrade path from Home to Pro is for each individual install of 10 home. Once activated it is tied to that Home activation license.

    In all honesty MS is starting to bite the big one.
    What if you purchased the pro-pack upgrade for a retail licensed Windows 10 that is transferable according to it's license?
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  6. Joined : Dec 2014
    Posts : 51
    Win 7
       12 Sep 2015 #6

    Yes maybe so but I was asking specifically about an OEM install of 10 Home. A Preinstalled version on a new Lenovo Yoga notebook.

    I can't transfer the Lenovo Windows 10 to some other computer so I couldn't transfer the Pro upgrade. I just needed to ask. I figured as much before I asked the question.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #7

    And you still haven't got an answer substantiated by fact.... only internet posts. Just sayin'....
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  8. Joined : Dec 2014
    Posts : 51
    Win 7
       12 Sep 2015 #8

    Yup you are correct.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,866
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Sep 2015 #9

    edwar said: View Post
    Yup you are correct.
    The real answer would come from calling or emailing Microsoft and asking them to send you the EULA for the pro-pack upgrade. Also, what is physically possible and able to be done in the real world may not match the limitations imposed by the EULA. I'm not saying take advantage of it, just sayin' what is probably possible.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Sep 2015 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Why not? I say yes it can.
    If you have home edition, go to the windows store and look at the $99 upgrade to Pro, it says it is tied to the current PC. This was from a Windows 10 home upgrade from Windows 7 retail.
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