Windows 10: Activation problem after upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro (via Microsoft Store)

Discus and support Activation problem after upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro (via Microsoft Store) in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought a Lenovo laptop 1.5 years ago with Windows 10 Home. Today I bought a Pro upgrade through the Microsoft Store. The purchase was successfull,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by György Kövesdi, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Activation problem after upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro (via Microsoft Store)


    I bought a Lenovo laptop 1.5 years ago with Windows 10 Home.

    Today I bought a Pro upgrade through the Microsoft Store. The purchase was successfull, and I pressed "Install". After the installation and reboot, the Settings / Activation shows "Windows 10 Enterprise" and "Windows is not activated" (Error code: 0x803F7001).


    I really do not want to wipe my laptop and do a clean install because i have a configured workspace with a lot of programs/projects and re-installing and set up everything again would took a whole day.


    How can i downgrade to Pro? (Saw a few solutions but these needs a product key, and i have none since my laptop shipped with windows pre-installed and the key is in the BIOS)


    PS: It's really annoying when I buy an overpriced OS upgrade (just because of Hyper-V) then It's installs the wrong version which can't be activated, nor downgraded, then I have to spend hours to fix Microsoft's failure.

    :)
     
    György Kövesdi, Sep 18, 2019
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  2. skippy258 Win User

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    this search might help you https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sou...o+to+get+it+activated+windows+10+blocked+keys

    From http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/why-activate-windows-10

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

    • Go to Start
      Activation problem after upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro (via Microsoft Store) [​IMG]
      , then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license is available for your device. If a license isn't available, you'll need to buy Windows from the Store.

      Note
      • This only applies if you haven't made changes to the hardware for your device.

    or you could hack it with a crack but please note this is always risky and you don't know what's in the hack
     
    skippy258, Sep 18, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Sep 18, 2019
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  4. Laurijan Win User

    Activation problem after upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro (via Microsoft Store)

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    I bought Windows 7 Pro OEM key from G2Play.net for 12€ to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro - worked like a charm but be advised if you buy a OEM key you can not download the Win 7 iso from microsoft and have to get it elsewhere.
     
    Laurijan, Sep 18, 2019
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