1.    13 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2015
    South Africa
    Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)

    Windows 10 pro


    Hi

    I used to belong to the insider program, ive left it about a year ago and im now using windows 10 pro as my main operating system. However my laptop is old and sooner or later im going to have to replace it. I notice that most of the laptops that I see for sale have got windows 10 home on them. My question is this, if I buy one of these laptops with windows 10 home on it, when I put my Microsoft account details into it will the os upgrade by itself to win 10 pro. My current win 10 pro lists ," windows is activated with a digital licence linked to your Microsoft account"?

    Thankyou
    Nick
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,984
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi
    How to Transfer your Windows 10 License to a New Computer
    How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware
    Moving Windows 10 to a new computer - Microsoft Community

    may help.

    You could even consider buying a laptop with no OS and save a little, and clean install Win 10 yourself, which is what I did with this, having a Win 8 Pro license bought as a cheap intro offer for around $40.
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  3.    13 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    South Africa
    Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (build 14393)
    Thread Starter

    So in other words its not possible, my windows 7 wasnt a legit copy, I joined the insider program and my 7 got upgraded to 10.
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  4.    13 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,413
    Windows 10 IoT

    The Digital License is for the device. That device is licensed for Pro. It's not going to auto upgrade another different device that comes with, and is licensed for Home. Each device is listed separately under your account.
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