1.    30 Jun 2016 #1
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    Windows 10 home

    Upgrading windows 10 home to pro


    I upgraded my desktop PC from windows 7 home to windows 10 home 1511. Everything went well and windows 10 home is running fine. Now I would like to upgrade to windows 10 pro. I have a valid windows 7 ultimate key.

    I found a post that explained how to upgrade to windows 10 pro from home. It advised to change the product key to
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T which will initiate the upgrade then, after the upgrade is complete, change the key to the windows 7 ultimate key to active.

    I changed the product key to VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T, which gave me the UPGRADE button. Upon clicking the upgrade option a download begins. Once it reaches 100% the computer reboots.

    When the computer restarts I am still on windows 10 home and nothing else happens. It still shows ACTIVATED for windows 10 home.

    What can I do to continue the upgrade? I have tried the above process 3x with the same results.

    There are no error messages that appear.

    Guidance appreciated.

    Thank you
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  2.    30 Jun 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Hmmm..... the first thing I would try is a complete disk cleanup using option 2 here:
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    30 Jun 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Hmmm..... the first thing I would try is a complete disk cleanup using option 2 here:
    Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thank you for the prompt response.

    I ran disk cleanup as suggested. Tried the upgrade. Same result.

    What might I try next?
    Last edited by drjulian; 30 Jun 2016 at 22:54.
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  4.    30 Jun 2016 #4
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    FYI - By disabling Avast Antivirus I was able to complete the upgrade.
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  5.    01 Jul 2016 #5
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    Avast has caused a lot of problems for a lot of people. I would just uninstall it
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