1.    25 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Jensen Beach Florida
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    Upgrade from 8.1?


    Have a clients PC needed new hard drive.
    Had the upgrade from 8 to 10 on the old.
    Installed the 8.0 from the recovery USB.
    Can I do a upgrade back to 10 and, if so, how???
    Pete
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  2.    25 Jun 2017 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Run setup.exe from the Windows 10 installation ISO file, USB flash drive or DVD:
    Download Windows 10

    You could also have just started with a clean install of Windows 10 and not bothered with Windows 8.
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  3.    25 Jun 2017 #3
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    Thanks, Navy,
    I wasn't sure that the Product Key was baked in on an original Windows 8 PC.
    Obviously it is since it worked like a champ.
    Pete
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  4.    25 Jun 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by cfourkays View Post
    Thanks, Navy,
    I wasn't sure that the Product Key was baked in on an original Windows 8 PC.
    Obviously it is since it worked like a champ.
    Pete
    Windows 10 will either detect the Windows 8 product key and just use that to activate with - or it will just activate itself from the digital license already stored on Microsoft activation servers for that computer.
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  5.    25 Jun 2017 #5
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    It did.
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  6.    26 Jun 2017 #6
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Win10 should be able to activate after upgrading directly from win8 to win10
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  7.    26 Jun 2017 #7
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    I'll repeat.
    It did!
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