1.    21 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    Keep initial Home Win10 license after retail license transfer?

    I would like to upgrade a spare dreamspark Win 8 Pro key to Win 10 before the deadline. I also have a laptop that has Win 10 Home (upgraded from OEM Win 8 by digital entitlement).

    With the dreamspark key, I assume that this laptop can be upgraded to Win 10 Pro. However, I would like to transfer the Win 10 Pro key to a new computer in future (after the upgrade deadline). Would the laptop be able to retain its initial Win 10 Home license?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    21 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,739

    Not 100% certain but it looks like you will be able to do it with the new activation troubleshooter in next version of windows on Aug 2nd.

    Your home licence is unaffected. You could install 10 pro as dual boot temporarily if you like.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    21 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,752
    Windows 10 IoT

    My laptop has digital entitlements for 10 Home and Pro. I originally did the free upgrade from 8.1 Pro, that got me a Pro entitlement. Latter on I did a clean install and that laptops 8.0 Core OEM key was auto detected, that got me 10 Home and another digital entitlement. I then just did a change key and entered the generic Pro key. It upgraded to Pro and activated with the pro digital entitlement. I can now install either version on that laptop and activate with no issues. One doesn't negate the other.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Retail Win8 upgraded to Win10: Use the license on a new machine in the
I'm wondering how to use my migrated Win8 Retail license on my next machine. It will be a few years from now and well past the free upgrade offer. I've used Showkey and I'm not sure if what it returns will be usable. If memory serves me (don't...
Installation and Upgrade
Upgrade from Home to Pro by transferring a retail license
Hello. I've recently bought a new laptop to replace a stolen one. The new laptop unfortunately comes with Windows 10 Home, and to enable disk encryption I'd need a Pro licence. In the stolen laptop, I had a full price retail Windows 8 licence, later...
Installation and Upgrade
Windows 10 Home Full-Retail license to Windows 10 PRO using MSDN Key
Hi A question about license and activation. I bought several months ago a Windows 8.1 Home Full-Retail license that I had used until I've upgraded to Windows 10 on the day-one (29-7). Since a couple of month I've a Msdn subscription from my...
Windows Updates and Activation
HOW do I transfer windows (retail license) after upgrading to Windows
According to this Microsoft Community thread: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/how-do-i-transfer-windows-retail-license-after/6ee1dfe0-8adc-4cce-a46a-748963cf56d1?rtAction=1438237655029 when we...
Windows Updates and Activation
Retail license W10 upgrade permanent?
So the MS position on upgraded Win 7 / 8 machines is straight-forward: for the life of the device. But what does this mean for non-OEM people, who are using a retail Windows license, which they upgrade to Windows 10? If they get a new PC, and...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums