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  1.    16 May 2016 #1
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    windows 8 upgrade issue


    Hi All, i recently upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8 pro so i can get windows 10 pro but whenever i run the setup file, it only allow to install windows 10 home. Even if i use the media tools and create a windows 10 pro USB, it still show as windows 10 home.

    Anyway to fix this problem? Not sure what i need to do in order to get to windows 10 Pro. Thanks
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  2.    16 May 2016 #2
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Do you have the Win 8 Pro product key ?
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  3.    16 May 2016 #3
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    Thread Starter

    i bought the windows 8 upgrade pro pack. Went to add features and put in the new pro pack product key and it turn to windows 8 pro.
    the card says windows 8 pro pack product key, guessing that's the 8 pro key?
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  4.    16 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by refresheric View Post
    i bought the windows 8 upgrade pro pack. Went to add features and put in the new pro pack product key and it turn to windows 8 pro.
    the card says windows 8 pro pack product key, guessing that's the 8 pro key?
    Yes, that is your win 8 pro product key.

    OK. Are you now back to Win 8 Pro or are you now running Windows 10 Home ?
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  5.    16 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Yes, that is your win 8 pro product key.

    OK. Are you now back to Win 8 Pro or are you now running Windows 10 Home ?
    still running windows 8 pro, i cancel it when i saw is going to install windows 10 home.
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  6.    16 May 2016 #6
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    Go ahead and let it install to Windows 10 Home.
    Make sure the Windows 10 Home is activated.

    Once that is done, follow this ............................

    Left click at Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update & Security > left side, click Activation > click Change product key > now enter this generic Pro product key...............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    That will start changing your Win 10 Home to Pro, but not activated.

    When that is completed, you can enter your Win 8 Pro product key to activate.
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  7.    16 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Go ahead and let it install to Windows 10 Home.
    Make sure the Windows 10 Home is activated.

    Once that is done, follow this ............................

    Left click at Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update & Security > left side, click Activation > click Change product key > now enter this generic Pro product key...............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    That will start changing your Win 10 Home to Pro, but not activated.

    When that is completed, you can enter your Win 8 Pro product key to activate.
    Thanks davidhk, doing this right now. Will let you know if it works.
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  8.    16 May 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by refresheric View Post
    Thanks davidhk, doing this right now. Will let you know if it works.
    Good luck.

    If you post back and require my reply, you will most likely have to wait.
    It is 11:44 pm in my time zone.
    Last edited by davidhk; 17 May 2016 at 03:41.
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  9.    16 May 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Good luck.

    If you post back and require my reply, you will mostly like have to wait.
    It is 11:44 pm in my time zone.
    No worries. Not that urgent anyway, as long as i can get the free upgrade before deal end will be fine.
    Didn't think it will be so complicated to get it going.
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  10.    17 May 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk View Post
    Go ahead and let it install to Windows 10 Home.
    Make sure the Windows 10 Home is activated.

    Once that is done, follow this ............................

    Left click at Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update & Security > left side, click Activation > click Change product key > now enter this generic Pro product key...............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    That will start changing your Win 10 Home to Pro, but not activated.

    When that is completed, you can enter your Win 8 Pro product key to activate.
    Thanks davidhk, is working now!!! Appreciate your help on this.
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