Windows 10 pro


  1. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit 21H2
       #1

    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
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    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.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 197
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 14,606
    Windows 10 IoT
       #4

    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.
      My Computer


 

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