Windows 10: Can I upgrade the same pc to windows 10 twice?

Discus and support Can I upgrade the same pc to windows 10 twice? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Ok so my pc came with oem windows 7 home on it and when windows 10 was released as the free upgrade i jumped on that bandwagon. I've been using it ever... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by mrpantsinator, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Can I upgrade the same pc to windows 10 twice?


    Ok so my pc came with oem windows 7 home on it and when windows 10 was released as the free upgrade i jumped on that bandwagon. I've been using it ever since but I've been longing for windows 10 pro for a while. Microsoft want to charge me £99 for a pro upgrade from the store and I can't see any other way of doing it except...

    A post I saw on eight forums just now made me wonder, if I downgraded back to windows 7 home, I can buy a windows 8.1 pro upgrade key for three parts of nothing from amazon and then install 8.1 pro on my pc, upgrading from 7 home. Could I then do the free upgrade to windows 10 again (only this time going to windows 10 pro instead of home like last time)?

    On the one hand I'm thinking I can do this with no issue because, afterall it is a free upgrade until the end of the month so what do microsoft care? I will have gone through a completely legitimate way of getting pro instead of the home version of windows 10 so there's nothing really untoward about it. On the other hand, I believe (correct me if I'm wrong of course) that the windows 10 activation servers match a PC's hardware id in order to activate the free edition without any keys needing to be input, so even though I'd be upgrading from windows 8 pro this time the activation servers might see that I already upgraded this computer to 10 home and refuse to activate with 10 pro installed on it.

    Cheers!

    :)
     
    mrpantsinator, Jul 18, 2016
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  2. Can i get the same windows after upgrade my old PC running genuine windows 10

    Wll then...

    First, buying software (really, computing anything) from ebay: I'd suggest NOT. There's a reason if it is a deal and on stuff like software licenses - it is usually because they are exploiting a loophole (like selling MSDN licenses that can be activated
    several times before triggering the cut off and voiding all the activated licenses...) to make a quick buck.

    Windows 10 Home: ~$120

    Windows 10 PRO: ~$200

    Direct pricing, legitimate places.

    Depending on your personal needs (unless you will be joining a domain or insist on using Remote Desktop as oppsed to many other easier and just as secure remote solutions plus some other enterprise level features) - the HOME edition will be more than sufficient
    (you can access up to 128GB RAM - in case that was a concern.)

    If you buy a full retail version - retail has always been transferable. It is still one license, one computer (so you cannot use that license/product key on multiple systems at the same time) - but installing it on a different computer and removing it from
    the last one: doable.

    Again, especially for software licenses, I highly suggest you avoid eBay. While the savings might sound great, they are likely too good to be true and at some point, it could bite back and you'd have no recourse (the rating system, etc. is a joke when it
    comes to situations like this.)
     
    Shenan Stanley, Jul 18, 2016
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  3. Can i get the same windows after upgrade my old PC running genuine windows 10

    Hi

    Shenan stanley ,

    No currently my old pc don't have any oem licensed window.and i am looking to buy a retail copy of windows 10 pro.My question is can i able to use the same key if i upgrade my hardware...
     
    anilkumares, Jul 18, 2016
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  4. Kari Win User

    Can I upgrade the same pc to windows 10 twice?

    The PC I am using to post this has been used for testing. As soon as first Technical Preview was released 1st of October 2014 I upgraded my then OS Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview build 9841.

    Since that I have clean installed Windows 10 Home and Single Language editions on this machine and activated them, completely wiping the Win 10 Pro install. I have also since that clean installed and activated Windows 10 Education on this machine.

    Now I can clean install Windows 10 Home, Single Language, Pro and Education on this machine whenever I want to, they will all be automatically activated based on digital entitlement.

    All activated Windows 10 editions on the same hardware will get and keep their digital entitlement. There's nothing stopping you from upgrading an eligible and valid, activated Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. If Pro is then not what you wanted, you can clean install Home edition and it will be activated without issues.

    No upgrade rule states that one hardware setup can only have one digital entitlement activation.
     
  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    You don't have to go back to Windows 7 or 8 and install the pro versions of them. Upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro and use a Windows 7/8/8.1 Pro key to activate it before July 29th. Read the last link on this page:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ng-home-to-pro
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 18, 2016
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  6. Thank you both, Kari and NavyLCDR, very much appreciate the help!
     
    mrpantsinator, Apr 4, 2018
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