Windows 10: Installing Win10 Pro from USB Solved

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  1.    14 Jan 2017 #1

    Installing Win10 Pro from USB


    Hi Have another issue with upgrading OS on new laptop that has Win10 Home.

    I am going to double check that I have indeed burned the correct iso but I think I have.

    The laptop goes through the install routine from the USB but still shows windows home as activated rather than an inactivated copy of Win Pro.

    NOTE: the win10 installation on the machine where I created the iso has a digital licence created from a Win7 Pro x64 RETAIL licence.

    Am I missing something?

    The other thing I can think of is that the automated selection of the correct iso (I created it on a machine that had win10 pro x64 installed) has not worked and somehow the iso is for win 10 home? How can I force the creation of the files I need?
    Last edited by kevvyb; 14 Jan 2017 at 14:00. Reason: UPDATE
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  2.    14 Jan 2017 #2

    ISO's will install either Pro or Home. Which is installed depends on the license initially applied to the PC you're installing it on.

    Your new laptop has Win 10 Home installed, thus unless you buy a license for Pro, it will remain the home edition, that is the digital entitlement registered for it.

    That you created the iso on a Win 10 Pro machine will not help you somehow upgrade the Home machine's license.

    Some info on licenses etc:
    Microsoft Account - Link to Digital License on Windows 10 PC
    HOW do I transfer windows (retail license) after upgrading to Windows
    Transferring license to new computer
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  3.    14 Jan 2017 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    ISO's will install either Pro or Home dependent on the license initially applied to that PC when Win 10 is first installed and subsequently according to the digital entitlement registered for it.

    Your new laptop has Win 10 Home installed, thus unless you buy a license for Pro, it will remain the home edition, that is the digital entitlement registered for it.

    That you created the iso on a Win 10 Pro machine will not help you somehow upgrade the Home machine's license.
    Moving Win10 (upgrade Win7 Full Retail Licence) to another PC

    How do get to here then as advised in another thread...!? I was expecting that if I followed the advice in this thread the new laptop would not be installed with Win10Pro on which I just needed to transfer the licence from my old laptop in order to activate. Might just be that this is actually still the case but it's just about how windows shows it until that is done. I was expecting to have to deactivate licence on old laptop but not to have to do so, before transferring old licence, on the new one.
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       14 Jan 2017 #4

    Um, to go from Home to pro, you do not need to do a clean install. You just need to follow this tutorial: Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 Home, already has Pro elements "installed". You just need a key for Pro to turn them on.
    I have already done it on 4 systems.
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  5.    16 Jan 2017 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Um, to go from Home to pro, you do not need to do a clean install. You just need to follow this tutorial: Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 Home, already has Pro elements "installed". You just need a key for Pro to turn them on.
    I have already done it on 4 systems.
    Ditto.....done this a few times myself
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  6.    17 Jan 2017 #6

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Um, to go from Home to pro, you do not need to do a clean install. You just need to follow this tutorial: Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Windows 10 Home, already has Pro elements "installed". You just need a key for Pro to turn them on.
    I have already done it on 4 systems.
    I think the confusion, in my mind, was talk of an upgrade. In my mind I have already upgraded and now have a win10 pro licence.

    It would appear that I have a win10 pro licence on the current machine which is tied to that machine which dies on that machine when I transfer the Pro Licence to the new machine? Leaving what on the old machine? ....I suspect nothing as that machine is then without a licence. But it would seem that the win10 installation can remain inactivated for a new user?

    So on the new machine which has a win10 home licence tied to it, I upgrade that again by transferring my current win10 Pro (RETAIL) licence to the new machine.

    The process is one of upgrade by transfer rather than just a transfer or just an upgrade.

    I have always done a clean install on any new laptop in the past. Probably less need to do that these days depending on what make is bought. However, this is the third strand in my clean install, upgrade , transfer process.
    Last edited by kevvyb; 17 Jan 2017 at 09:45.
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  7.    17 Jan 2017 #7

    I might be wrong but i don't think you can transfer the licence from one machine to another. However, OEM Pro keys are very cheap on eBay. I purchased one recently & just entered it in the 'enter new product key' field & it did the upgrade on it's own. It took a while as it was an underspecced tablet. This tablet now has a 'Pro Digital License'.

    Doing it this way with an OEM key i've found this is not true: ''OEM product keys will not be accepted. It must be a retail key''.

    Feel free to comment if you experience otherwise.......
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  8.    17 Jan 2017 #8

    You cannot transfer OEM licenses from a prebuilt computer to another.

    A retail license can be moved, but it has to be removed from the first computer first and then installed on the second.

    A purchased OEM license can sometimes cause trouble if the pc is upgraded enough. Usually, you just have to phone microsoft to get that squared away. It's usually an easy change.
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  9.    17 Jan 2017 #9

    enigma101 said: View Post
    I might be wrong but i don't think you can transfer the licence from one machine to another. However, OEM Pro keys are very cheap on eBay. I purchased one recently & just entered it in the 'enter new product key' field & it did the upgrade on it's own. It took a while as it was an underspecced tablet. This tablet now has a 'Pro Digital License'.

    Doing it this way with an OEM key i've found this is not true: ''OEM product keys will not be accepted. It must be a retail key''.

    Feel free to comment if you experience otherwise.......
    Hi

    From this thread: Moving Win10 (upgrade Win7 Full Retail Licence) to another PC

    cereberus said: View Post
    Absolutely incorrect. It is totally permissible to reinstall Windows 10 on new pc, if upgraded from a retail licence of Windows 7 (Section 4b - EULA).

    OP - all you need to do is ensure you are using version 1607 on old pc, and logged in with an MS account. Then install 1607 on new pc, and use the activation troubleshooter to transfer the digital licence to new PC, and then delete Windows from old PC.
    RETAIL licence only not OEM.
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  10.    17 Jan 2017 #10

    pparks1 said: View Post
    You cannot transfer OEM licenses from a prebuilt computer to another.

    A retail license can be moved, but it has to be removed from the first computer first and then installed on the second.

    A purchased OEM license can sometimes cause trouble if the pc is upgraded enough. Usually, you just have to phone microsoft to get that squared away. It's usually an easy change.
    See following quote from cereberus... "...and then delete Windows from old PC." But will see how it goes.
    cereberus said: View Post
    Absolutely incorrect. It is totally permissible to reinstall Windows 10 on new pc, if upgraded from a retail licence of Windows 7 (Section 4b - EULA).

    OP - all you need to do is ensure you are using version 1607 on old pc, and logged in with an MS account. Then install 1607 on new pc, and use the activation troubleshooter to transfer the digital licence to new PC, and then delete Windows from old PC.
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