Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC

  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC


    I have just read this FAQ, it was quite helpful, but there is still something I have to ask.

    Solved Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    I have bought a new laptop with 8.1 Home preinstalled, when I upgrade it to 10, MS server will remember it.
    But I have 10 Pro, which I got upgrading from 8.1. So when I install 8.1 and upgrade it to 10, will it activate?
    Taking into an account, that there was 10 Home previously activated on the same hardware. Is it possible?

    I would not want to loose Pro licence, so I would go straigth to install 8.1 and then upgrade.
    But in case, that the Pro licence is un-trasferable, I would also loose the home licence.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    The short answer is, yes you can have a digital entitlement for both Home and Pro on the same computer. The computer I am posting with right now has digital entitlements to both. I've dual booted Home and Pro on it.
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Home 2004 x64 10.0.19041.331
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    For the record, the laptop has an inbuilt Pro licence as well, so the problem solved itself.
    In other words I have Pro OEM and I have Pro retail, which I can no use on other computer later.
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