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  1.    16 Oct 2015 #381
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    So from your test, if I buy laptop with 10 home pre-installed I couldn't upgrade it with my existing 8 Pro retail key but I could do a clean install with the same 8 Pro key?
    Exactly.
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  2.    16 Oct 2015 #382
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    Skalica
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Downloaded US iso and installing (50%) and 0 errors for now
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  3.    16 Oct 2015 #383
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    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Exactly.
    Thanks. The MS logic in all this escapes me but it is certainly an improvement in that it makes things a bit easier than installing old version all the time.
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  4.    16 Oct 2015 #384
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    One more detail in this new activation method interested me: what about upgrading an activated Windows 10 Home edition to Pro using a Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate or Windows 8.1 Pro key? I thought it could never work but decided to test to be sure.
    Didn't work for me either with a Windows 7 or 8.1 Pro Product Key entered into Windows 10 Home, and my computer even has a digital entitlement saved for Windows 10 Pro (and Home, both)! I can go from Windows 10 Home to Pro by entering the generic Windows 10 Pro product key, though.
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  5.    16 Oct 2015 #385
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by jmsnyc View Post
    The term "evaluation copy" makes it seem like it is not valid as a permanent install of windows. When in fact, the product keys that "most" of us use to activate are legitimate keys that entitle us to the product. I just think it is a bad choice of terminology. Instead of "Evaluation Copy" it should say "Insider Build" or something similar.
    The Insider Build is an evaluation copy and isn't a permanent install of Windows because it has an expiration date (10565 has an expiry of 7/15/16). If you should quit the Insider Program, you'll be required to uninstall and then reinstall the current version of Windows 10. You will have some time, though, but it must be done before the expiration date of the last Insider Build you installed.
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  6.    16 Oct 2015 #386
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    Skalica
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Succesfully installed win 10 home build 10565 EN but cortana isnt here.. Maybe cuz i select timezone and keyboard language to SVK?
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  7.    16 Oct 2015 #387
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    So from your test, if I buy laptop with 10 home pre-installed I couldn't upgrade it with my existing 8 Pro retail key but I could do a clean install with the same 8 Pro key?
    I had Windows 8.1 Home on this machine as an OEM, but wanted to have Windows 10 Pro, so I did the Any Time Upgrade, using a Windows 8.1 Pro Retail key I already owned. After that, I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and everything just worked.
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  8.    16 Oct 2015 #388
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    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jaknapceu View Post
    Succesfully installed win 10 home build 10565 EN but cortana isnt here.. Maybe cuz i select timezone and keyboard language to SVK?
    System, locale and speech languages all have to be the same (supported) language. Input method (keyboard) and timezone don't matter.
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  9.    16 Oct 2015 #389
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    I wonder if Kari can confirm this for me - to use the COA sticker OEM key from a Windows 7 PC to install and activate build 10565 on an unrelated PC/VM to the OEM device - I reported that earlier in this thread (and much like many things, got lost on these long rambling threads ) but do not have hardware resources to retry it.

    The interesting thing to me is that the resulting license I obtained is a RETAIL, rather than OEM one.

    Also that the GenuineTicket.xml obtained from this install could activate (also RETAIL) an earlier build (RTM 10240) obtained using the MCT, installed on the same PC prior to 10565, which had never activated before. Thus an evaluation license can be turned into a permanent one.

    So it appears that MS has redressed the balance from turning RETAIL key installations to effective OEM installations on the same device, to turn OEM installations to RETAIL licenses for any new device they get installed on.

    One other thing - Windows 8 MCE free upgrade license ( no longer in use) also activates a 10565 Pro installation.
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  10.    16 Oct 2015 #390
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    Skalica
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    System, locale and speech languages all have to be the same (supported) language. Input method (keyboard) and timezone don't matter.
    I have Windows in English language then why Cortana isnt here ?
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