1.    06 Apr 2016 #1
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    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
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    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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  3.    06 Apr 2016 #3
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    thank you for the help NavyLCDR
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  4.    07 Apr 2016 #4
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by nero25 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by nero25 View Post
    i would need to use a generic key to upgrade it and than change product key is that correct?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by nero25 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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  6.    07 Apr 2016 #6
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    thanks again NavyLCDR
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