1.    16 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Win 7 Pro

    Upgrade requires product key - no skip option


    I have a newly installed Windows 7 Professional x64 (not single language) with SP1 that is fully updated, genuine and activated. If I slip the Win10 CD used to upgrade several Win 7 Home Premium PCs in and ask it to upgrade me it requires a product key to continue. There is no option to skip this. The Win7 product key fails, the Insider key fails, the Next button is greyed out. The same issue irrespective of whether I take recent updates or not. I am logged on to a local admin account.

    I clicked the flag in the system tray to register for Win 10 but that tells me my report is not ready yet. This after 8 hours of continuous connection to the internet. SFC shows no corruptions.

    I am bereft of ideas.
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  2.    16 Sep 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    It's because you are trying to upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Home. You can't do that. You have to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional.
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  3.    16 Sep 2015 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Where can I get that from please ? I did ask Google but nothing came up.
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  4.    16 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas21 View Post
    Thanks. Where can I get that from please ? I did ask Google but nothing came up.
    This is the simple answer:
    Windows 10
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #5
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    Yes I looked there previously but there is no option to select a Pro version. I'm fairly sure that's where i got my Home copy from.
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  6.    16 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas21 View Post
    Yes I looked there previously but there is no option to select a Pro version. I'm fairly sure that's where i got my Home copy from.
    You can select "Upgrade this PC now" and it will automatically download and install what you need.

    You can select "Create media for another PC" (or something like that) and you get options for Language; Home, Pro or Single language and 32bit, 64bit or both.
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  7.    16 Sep 2015 #7
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    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks. I don't remember that from before but then I sometimes forget my own name. I'll tackle it tomorrow. Thanks again.
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  8.    16 Sep 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Mas21 View Post
    I did ask Google but nothing came up.
    No surprise there.
    Here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Download tool 64-bit choose Pro version.
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #9
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    Thread Starter

    All fixed now. Shame M$ can not detect that the Home CD is being used for a Pro install and include that in the error message. Thanks to contributors.
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  10.    17 Sep 2015 #10
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    Glad it worked out for you!
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