1.    08 Jan 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 PRO

    Why there's no "PRO" eddition option in Windows Media Creation Tool?


    I owned Windows 10 PRO, which is installed on my laptop right now.

    I want to reinstall Windows 10 on my laptop (including DISKPART format) from bootable USB media, so I downloaded the Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft's site.

    But when i'm getting to the part of choosing language, edition and architecture - In 'edition' there are only "Windows 10" and "Windows 10 N" options. No option for PRO edition.

    I remember few month ago when I used the tool - there was option for PRO edition.


    So my question is - If i'm making a bootable USB with "Windows 10" edition, and install windows from it after full format:

    - Will my license (PRO edition) be automatically activated? Without issues or entering a product key? (I don't have one for WIN10 because I've upgraded from 8.1.. Few months ago It activated my windows automatically when I've installed from bootable USB after format..)

    - Will I get all the PRO features automatically?
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  2.    08 Jan 2016 #2
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    10 Pro

    The ISO contains home and Pro.

    If you had 8.1 Pro then it will find this key in the BIOS and install 10 Pro automatically. You can skip entering the key if it asks you and it will activate automatically.

    If you had 8.1 Home then (if it finds this key in BIOS) it will install 10 home. If it finds no key in BIOS (if you had 7 originally before 8.1 for example) it will ask you what you want to install.

    What OS version(s) did you have in the past on this PC (including when you bought it). Did you buy it with 8.1 Pro?

    You can also run Showkey - Windows 10 Forums before you start to see what keys it can find (it will show any original key as well as the generic 10 Pro one which ends 3V66T).
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  3.    08 Jan 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post

    If you had 8.1 Home then (if it finds this key in BIOS) it will install 10 home.
    Then you go to activation menu, and enter the generic pro key (do not have it to habnd as not at my pc), and this takes you to the pro purchase page, and under the buy pro button is a link to enter your pro key, and you enter 8.1 pro key there, and then 1 pro is activated.
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  4.    08 Jan 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Then you go to activation menu, and enter the generic pro key (do not have it to habnd as not at my pc), and this takes you to the pro purchase page, and under the buy pro button is a link to enter your pro key, and you enter 8.1 pro key there, and then 1 pro is activated.
    No in his case he should press skip and let Windows find it
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  5.    08 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    No in his case he should press skip and let Windows find it
    No - that does not work when trying to clean install pro when the pc has an embedded 8.1 home key.

    The method I described is from MS.
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  6.    08 Jan 2016 #6
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    He already has Windows 10 installed

    His computer is registered with Microsoft it has nothing to do with Windows 8 anymore

    He could put a brand new formatted hard drive in his computer and it will still be registered from Microsoft

    Windows 10 can be clean installed during and after Free Upgrade



    Activating Windows 10 after the free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1


    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free from an eligible device running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, Windows 10 will automatically be activated online and create a digital entitlement for your device.
    If your current version of Windows isnít activated, youíll need to enter a product key to activate it before you can upgrade to Windows 10.
    To check activation status for your current version of Windows:

    • In Windows 7, select the Start button, right-click Computer, and then select Properties. Your activation status is under Windows activation.
    • In Windows 8.1, go to Control Panel, then select System and Security > System. Your activation status is under Windows activation.

    After you complete the free upgrade to Windows 10, it will be automatically activated online. To check activation status in Windows 10, select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation. If Windows 10 isnít activated on your device, see Get help with Windows 10 activation errors for more info.
    For info about upgrade requirements, system requirements, and feature availability, see the Windows 10 specifications page.




    Activating Windows 10 (Version 1511 or higher) using a Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key


    During the free upgrade, you can use a valid Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 product key to activate Windows 10 (Version 1511 or higher). The following types of product keys are supported:

    • Product keys included in the packaging or the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to your PC that came installed with Windows.
    • Product keys included in the confirmation email you received after buying Windows from an online retailer.
    • Product keys included in the box the Windows DVD came in.
    • Product keys you bought using Windows Anytime Upgrade or Get Genuine Windows.
    • If you bought a Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key, you can use it to activate Windows 10 Pro.

    Note


    • Some Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1product keys can't be used to activate Windows 10, such as product keys for volume licensing, including Generic Volume Licensing Keys (GVLK) and Multiple Activation Keys (MAK), and Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise.








    Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-in-windows-10
    Last edited by sml156; 08 Jan 2016 at 08:59.
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  7.    08 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    He already has Windows 10 installed

    His computer is registered with Microsoft it has nothing to do with Windows 8 anymore

    He could put a brand new formatted hard drive in his computer and it will still be registered from Microsoft

    Windows 10 can be clean installed during and after Free Upgrade

    You do not understand what the issue is.

    The issue is not an activation issue but a 'bug' with new versin ie when you try and clean install 10 pro with embedded 8.1 home key, installs 10 home not 10 pro, and you cannot select pro directly, hence the workaround.

    This only applies if OP has peinstalled 8.1 home and upgrsaded to Pro.
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  8.    08 Jan 2016 #8
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    You do not understand what the issue is.

    The issue is not an activation issue but a 'bug' with new versin ie when you try and clean install 10 pro with embedded 8.1 home key, installs 10 home not 10 pro, and you cannot select pro directly, hence the workaround.

    This only applies if OP has peinstalled 8.1 home and upgrsaded to Pro.

    That is not the OP's case why are you trying to confuse him with something that does not apply to him, He started with 8.1 PRO and now he has 10 PRO, where did you read that he had started with 8.1 Home. And there is no bug that I know of I just did a clean install for someone that had that exact scenario 3 days ago.

    I really do not want to continue this pointless conversation.
    Last edited by sml156; 08 Jan 2016 at 09:21. Reason: Beacuse I can
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  9.    08 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    That is not the OP's case why are you trying to confuse him with something that does not apply to him, He started with 8.1 PRO where did you read that he had started with 8.1 Home. And there is no bug that I know of I just did a clean install for someone that had that exact scenario 3 days ago.

    I really do not want to continue this pointless conversation
    OP only states he upgraded from 8.1 . He does not specifically say if he started with 8.1 home or Pro.

    LX07 replied saying correctly, if OP started with 8.1 home on pc, it would install 10 home (not 10 pro). This is a well known issue with version 10586.

    I clarified how to get to 10 pro from that situtation, which came from MS.

    You then took my comment incorrectly out of context. The ensuring discussion was pointless becusse of that!

    End of discussion.
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