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  1.    11 Oct 2016 #11
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yup, just tested in a VM - OEM keys are not accepted for anytime upgrade - has to be a retail key.

    @kimkl.... LOL!
    Cheers. Thanks for testing that. Maybe @Brink should add a note to the tutorial.
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  2.    11 Oct 2016 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Thank you guys. Note added under step 5 below.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    OEM product keys will not be accepted. It must be a retail key.
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  3.    11 Oct 2016 #13
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Thank you guys. Note added under step 5 below.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    Cheers Brink!
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  4.    09 Feb 2017 #14
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Simrick's idea to enter a Win10 Pro retail key worked


    I moved an SSD with Windows 10 Home (OEM) from the computer it was licensed for to a new Optiplex 3040 that was licensed for Windows 10 Pro (OEM) and obviously the activation failed since the hardware was changed. Entering the Windows 10 Pro (OEM) key that was embedded in the Optiplex 3040 failed as well. So I found this forum and entered the Windows 10 Pro retail key that Simrick provided, which allowed the OS to do an Edition upgrade, then I just changed the key to the embedded key and activation succeeded!

    Brilliant!

    Thank you, @simrick
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  5.    09 Feb 2017 #15
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Hi.
    Have you tried this?
    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro - Windows 10 Forums

    It may work .



    I'm thinking you'd be able to activate your W10 Pro install with your W10 Pro key after the upgrade.
    I moved an SSD with Windows 10 Home (OEM) from the computer it was licensed for to a new Optiplex 3040 that was licensed for Windows 10 Pro (OEM) and obviously the activation failed since the hardware was changed. Entering the Windows 10 Pro (OEM) key that was embedded in the Optiplex 3040 failed as well. So I found this forum and entered the Windows 10 Pro retail key that Simrick provided, which allowed the OS to do an Edition upgrade, then I just changed the key to the embedded key and activation succeeded!

    Brilliant!
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  6.    09 Feb 2017 #16
    Join Date : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by sherriff83 View Post
    I moved an SSD with Windows 10 Home (OEM) from the computer it was licensed for to a new Optiplex 3040 that was licensed for Windows 10 Pro (OEM) and obviously the activation failed since the hardware was changed. Entering the Windows 10 Pro (OEM) key that was embedded in the Optiplex 3040 failed as well. So I found this forum and entered the Windows 10 Pro retail key that Simrick provided, which allowed the OS to do an Edition upgrade, then I just changed the key to the embedded key and activation succeeded!

    Brilliant!
    Hi sherriff83 and welcome to Tenforums.
    You referring to this section of the tut?

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    Yep, that's not a retail key per se - it's a generic/default/public key used for edition upgrades, and, as the tut says, it will upgrade but not activate your OS. But you had everything under control with the key on the new system. Glad to hear it worked for you, just like it's supposed to! Thanks for posting to let us know. Cheers!
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