1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       02 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 installs as Home on an 8.1 Pro machine. How to fix?????


    My laptop was running 8.1 Pro. Did all the normal stuff to reserve 10, etc. It showed up in Windows Updates on the 29th, so I installed it. Installation went fine, except Windows 10 came up as the Home edition, not Pro!!!!!!

    Any idea if I can fix it?

    I talked to someone at Microsoft, and they told me that "Pro would eventually show up as an update." Unfortunately, I don't believe them.

    This machine had originally been Windows 8 Home, but I upgraded it to Pro, then 8.1, so maybe that was part of the problem.

    I have an MSDN account, and I tried using an installation disk from there but they only offer "Multiple Edition" disks that apparently auto-detect the running edition and only allow installing that same edition again.

    Kinda frustrating....

    BTW, I also saw that a "Pro Pack" will be available at some point for 99 bucks, but even that isn't apparently available yet.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       02 Aug 2015 #2

    Jeff Stewart said: View Post
    Any idea if I can fix it?
    Go back to Windows 8.1 Pro. Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 10 Pro upgrade and try that:
    Windows 10

    I now have a bootable USB flash drive that will boot and upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, both 32bit and 64bit, and I also extracted the Windows 10 Home versions 32bit and 64bit ISOs to it that will upgrade to Windows 10 Home, just not if I boot the computer with it.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       02 Aug 2015 #3

    My laptop came with Windows 8.0 Core. I was running 8.1 Pro (MSDN key), and got 10 Pro via the free upgrade. You can download the Pro only ISO, here, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10 This is where I did my free upgrade, I used the upgrade this PC now option. As mentioned, clean installing 8.1 Pro and then upgrading should get you 10 Pro.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #4

    No Good...


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Go back to Windows 8.1 Pro. Use the Windows Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 10 Pro upgrade and try that:
    Windows 10

    I now have a bootable USB flash drive that will boot and upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, both 32bit and 64bit, and I also extracted the Windows 10 Home versions 32bit and 64bit ISOs to it that will upgrade to Windows 10 Home, just not if I boot the computer with it.
    Stupid thing says "The files we need to take you back to a previous version of Windows were removed from this PC." I didn't do it, so where did they go????? I had such high hopes for Microsoft, now it's beginning to look like another typical cluster....
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       03 Aug 2015 #5

    Jeff Stewart said: View Post
    Stupid thing says "The files we need to take you back to a previous version of Windows were removed from this PC." I didn't do it, so where did they go????? I had such high hopes for Microsoft, now it's beginning to look like another typical cluster....
    Did you run disk cleanup, clean up system files? If you need install media for Windows 8.1 you can get it here. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #6

    I gave up...


    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Did you run disk cleanup, clean up system files? If you need install media for Windows 8.1 you can get it here. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
    Pro Pack is available now, so I just bought it. Fortunately it's a business expense, but the whole thing is pretty annoying.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #7

    P.S. No, I hadn't run disk cleanup or cleaned up andy system files...
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,317
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       03 Aug 2015 #8

    This has happened to several other people as well. They were running short of disk space so Windows 10 helpfully deleted some unneeded files, including C:\Windows.old.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       03 Aug 2015 #9

    Ztruker said: View Post
    This has happened to several other people as well. They were running short of disk space so Windows 10 helpfully deleted some unneeded files, including C:\Windows.old.
    Interesting, except I had plenty of space (180G free).
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