1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 94
    Windows 10 64-bit
       19 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Editions - Swap Computers


    Hi Everyone.

    I have currently a desktop computer running Windows 10 Pro (32bit), I upgraded via GWX from Windows 7 Professional.

    I also have a laptop computer running Windows 10 Home (64bit), I upgraded via GWX from Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Both are currently activated and I have access to both product keys and installation media.

    With some recent circumstances I am wondering if it is possible to swap these Windows Editions. Meaning having W10-Home on my desktop and W10-Pro on my laptop. However the catch is that I want to be able to have both computers running in a 64bit OS (both support this).

    I would perform this swap by doing a clean install on each computer, what I am wondering is if this would affect the process of activating Windows 10...

    I am open to other combinations (e.g W10-Pro on both computers and veis-versa with W10-Home)

    I know this may sound a bit complicated for what I am trying to accomplish so please ask as many questions as you need to get a clearer picture.

    Many thanks in advance.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,879
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Nov 2015 #2

    Depends on the type of product keys the Windows 7 were. If they were OEM, then you are going to have to purchase a pro product key or upgrade.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 94
    Windows 10 64-bit
       19 Nov 2015 #3

    Ahh yes I think you might be right, I know my laptop is but not entirely sure about desktop.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,879
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Nov 2015 #4

    ellellell1 said: View Post
    Ahh yes I think you might be right, I know my laptop is but not entirely sure about desktop.
    Run showkey from this forum. It will tell you. Once an OEM product key is used on a computer, you cannot legally transfer it to another computer.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 94
    Windows 10 64-bit
       19 Nov 2015 #5

    Yes they are both OEM. Completely forgot about that. Looks like I might have to keep them as they are . Thanks for the reminder.

    Would you happen to also know the main differences from these editions? Just so I know what I can expect each edition's pro's and con's are?
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       19 Nov 2015 #6

    If you have to ask, the features that are provided by tge Pro version are of no consequence for you. Mostly the difference between them is for businesses.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,879
    Windows 10 Pro
       19 Nov 2015 #8

    ellellell1 said: View Post
    Would you happen to also know the main differences from these editions? Just so I know what I can expect each edition's pro's and con's are?

    logicearth said: View Post
    If you have to ask, the features that are provided by tge Pro version are of no consequence for you. Mostly the difference between them is for businesses.
    Agreed. Windows Pro brings no performance improvements over Windows Home - just extra features like Remote Desktop hosting and drive encryption. If the user isn't going to actively use the added features than the extra space taken up by Pro is just a waste of space.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 48
    Win10
       19 Nov 2015 #9

    however, you can take your Prox32 to Prox64 without any issues
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