Windows 10: Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro


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       06 Apr 2016 #1

    Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro


    Hello, I recently bought a new laptop that comes with windows 10 home. I just have a couple of question about upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro?


    I have a windows 8 retail copy installed into a laptop that no longer works, can i use this key to upgrade my Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?


    I understand that i need to use a generic key to upgrade my windows 10 home to windows 10 pro before i can use the windows 8 key. If any reason my windows 8 key doesn't work can i use my windows 10 home key to downgrade or do i need to do i clean install.
    Last edited by nero25; 06 Apr 2016 at 19:28.
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  2.    06 Apr 2016 #2

    You won't be able to downgrade. It is possible the when you attempt to activate Windows 10 Pro with the Windows 8 Pro key you will get an error stating that the Windows 8 product key is in use on another computer. Then you are going to have to temporarily install Windows 8 on an empty partition and activate it on the new laptop, probably via toll free phone number, then it will activate Windows 10 and you can delete the Windows 8 temporary partition.
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    Thread Starter
       06 Apr 2016 #3

    thank you for the help NavyLCDR
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    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2016 #4

    i did what you told and i installed windows 8 and activated it by phone. i have have some questions

    Now that its activated can i upgrade my windows 10 home to pro?

    i would need to use a generic key to upgrade it and than change product key is that correct?

    would Microsoft ever deactivate my windows seeing that they never asked me if it a retail key and why i'm installing on a new laptop.
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  5.    07 Apr 2016 #5

    nero25 said: View Post
    i did what you told and i installed windows 8 and activated it by phone. i have have some questions

    Now that its activated can i upgrade my windows 10 home to pro?
    Yes.

    nero25 said: View Post
    i would need to use a generic key to upgrade it and than change product key is that correct?
    Yes.

    nero25 said: View Post
    would Microsoft ever deactivate my windows seeing that they never asked me if it a retail key and why i'm installing on a new laptop.
    Probably not.
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    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2016 #6

    thanks again NavyLCDR
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