Windows 10: Purchased upgrade from Windows Home to Windows Pro not activating

Discus and support Purchased upgrade from Windows Home to Windows Pro not activating in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; On my quite new and still under warranty Surface Pro 6, which came with Windows Home, I purchased from the MS Store the upgrade to Windows Pro. It... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Jeff_Parker, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Purchased upgrade from Windows Home to Windows Pro not activating


    On my quite new and still under warranty Surface Pro 6, which came with Windows Home, I purchased from the MS Store the upgrade to Windows Pro.


    It seemed to be ok, but I noticed the other day that Activate Windows appears in the bottom right of the screen and when I go to Settings it says that Windows is not activated. Indeed for some reason it saya that Windows 10 Enterprise is installed, which is not what I paid for.


    I've tried all the Troubleshooting and trying to contact support online, but got no where. I'm very annoyed, as I still am in the Tech Support period of the warranty, but there seems to be no way of accessing this that I can see.


    Can someone from MS please URGENTLY contact me about this. If needed the Order number for the upgrade is 3944398605.

    :)
     
    Jeff_Parker, Mar 16, 2019
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  2. Can't upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and will assist you in the best possible ways.

    I suggest you to download and create an installation media for Windows 10 Pro form the link provided below:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

    After the installation media is created, suggest you to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from the installation media. When the upgrade asks for product key, enter the product key purchased for Windows 10 Pro. If it does not accept, suggest you to skip the activation
    step. After the Operating System is installed, suggest you to activate by phone by following the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + R” and type “slui 4” and press Enter.
    • Select the Region from the list and click Next.
    • Call the Toll-Free number provided on top and can activate via phone.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Mar 16, 2019
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  3. snowbound Win User
    Anyone can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.

    There are two upgrades for Windows8. The $40 offer which DOES not require a key for prior version of Windows and then there is the $14.99 version for recently new purchasers of a Win7 box WHICH requires in step 2 to enter your Windows7 key.
     
    snowbound, Mar 16, 2019
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  4. tigger Win User

    Purchased upgrade from Windows Home to Windows Pro not activating

    Windows 8.1 pro + WMC key activation

    I was considering buying a WMC pro add on for my windows 8.1 pro install, but have googled and found some people had trouble activating it. Has anyone on here got any experience with this.

    As to my install, I have a real Windows 8 pro key. So I installed windows 8 pro using a MSDN retail .iso which was activated soon as it finished installing , then I updated to .1 pro.

    When you buy the WMC add on, it changes your key, I have read some people have had trouble activating it, now mine activates from windows, I hate doing the phone activation crap, so I don't want to have to do that after the WMC add on finishes installing.

    The question is, what happens to my windows 8 pro key, is it still usable? and how would i go about if I had to reinstall? would it have to be-

    Install win 8 pro-update to 8.1-install WMC add on, or could i use a windows 8.1 pro with WMC disc?

    Thanks guys

    Tigger
     
    tigger, Mar 16, 2019
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