Windows 10: upgrade from win 8.1 home to win 10 Pro

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  1. Posts : 2,019
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       07 Aug 2015 #1

    upgrade from win 8.1 home to win 10 Pro


    Brink or someone
    I have upgraded from win 8 home to win 8.1 home on my desktop at home and all appears to be working well. I do not currently have many programs/applications (and my data and photos will be on backup USB) on my desktop and hope this will be easy.

    I really wish to do an upgrade from win 8.1 home to win 10 Pro, and am wondering what is the best and easiest procedure to get this done. What is the best procedure to follow ? and where to I purchase the upgrade ?
    Thanks, Cliff
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  2. Posts : 20,874
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       07 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello Cliff,

    You will not be able to upgrade from 8.1 Home to 10 Pro with the free offer. You would either have to have 8.1 Pro installed, or purchase 10 Pro to do so instead.

    If you like, you could use anyone of the options in the tutorial below to upgrade from your activated Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Home.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...tallation.html
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
    Thread Starter
       07 Aug 2015 #3

    Brink

    I should have added one more line as I know that I must need to pay the $119 to do the upgrade...

    but my question.... and I was wondering if the $119 upgrade could go from win 8.1 home direct to the win 10 Pro ?
    thanks, Cliff
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4

    acmanten said: View Post
    Brink

    I should have added one more line as I know that I must need to pay the $119 to do the upgrade...

    but my question.... and I was wondering if the $119 upgrade could go from win 8.1 home direct to the win 10 Pro ?
    thanks, Cliff
    What "$119" are you writing about?

    $119(US) is the list price of Win 10 Home. Pro is $199. The OEM versions are cheaper. I'm unaware of any upgrade-only versions of Win 10 that are for sale at this time. I'd bet that the full version would permit an upgrade, and that the OEM version will not. I'd also expect the full Pro version to be able to upgrade 8.1 Home to 10 Pro.

    Do you really want Pro? Most of the features it adds to Home wouldn't interest me much.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions

    Pro won't perform better than Home. If 10 is like 7 or 8, you'd need Pro to support two physical CPU sockets, but most home users don't have anything like that.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       07 Aug 2015 #5

    acmanten said: View Post
    Brink

    I should have added one more line as I know that I must need to pay the $119 to do the upgrade...

    but my question.... and I was wondering if the $119 upgrade could go from win 8.1 home direct to the win 10 Pro ?
    thanks, Cliff
    No. It can only upgrade from a Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
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  6. Posts : 2,019
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
    Thread Starter
       07 Aug 2015 #6

    Thanks for all for your help and info.
    I guess that I will not be needing the PRO version, but I will be checking on it more.
    Thanks to all so much. Cliff
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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    No. It can only upgrade from a Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
    What is "it"? AFAIK, there is no $119 upgrade version.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       07 Aug 2015 #8

    "It" = the PC
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  9.    07 Aug 2015 #9

    If you need Windows 10 Pro you can try this. Do the free upgrade to Windows 10 core. then click on start - settings - update and security - activation. You should see the option to upgrade through the store. I don't know how much it will cost.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Aug 2015 at 18:35. Reason: Added tutorial link for more info
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  10.    07 Aug 2015 #10

    Does 10 Home, have the Add Features option like 8.1 Core did? If yes, that would be the way to go, especially if they release a Pro Pack for 10 like they did for 8.1. Do the free upgrade to 10 Home, then add features to 10 Pro. Pro pack, if they release one, should be a lot cheaper than a full 10 Pro purchase.
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