Lost my Windows 10 Pro


  1. Posts : 258
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
       #1

    Lost my Windows 10 Pro


    I had a HP AIO desktop. Was running windows 8.1 Pro. I then upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro 10240.
    I had a DVD with Build 10586 on it and so I decided to wipe the hdd. then clean install build 10586.
    I followed the instructions written by Shawn for SevenForums. All went well. no problems.
    When I checked the activation it showed Windows 10 Home.
    How can I get this upgraded back to Pro? I done this same proceedure with my oun desktop and then was able to do the upgrade using key that I have used on my machine several times before. It would not work on my other desktop.
    I had downloaded the Build 10586 from Tech Bench. should I have used MCT?
    any suggestions?
    Shipinomore
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 13,698
    Windows10
       #2

    Try this

    From your Windows 10 Home running Version 1511, enter the Windows 10 Pro Default key under change product key.

    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    This default key will not activate the system, just take you to Pro so you can activate using 8.1 Pro key from link below purchase button (do not buy of course).
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 258
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Thread Starter
       #3

    lost my windows 10 pro


    cereberus thank you for responding. I had watched it trying to upgrade to Pro. I had even gotten a message in RED telling me to go to the MS Store.
    I left it and went to Wal Mart for something and when I checked on it again it was back to the login in screen and it up graded.
    I ran winver and it said it was Pro. went into system and it said pro and windows was activated. went into settings activation and it is activated there also,


    another one of those mysterious things that windows 10 can do.
    Thank you for the answer and that is the key that I was using.
    Shipinomore
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums