Windows 10: Reinstall Windows 10 Pro after upgrade from Windows 10 Home.

Discus and support Reinstall Windows 10 Pro after upgrade from Windows 10 Home. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I Have a client computer that came with Windows 10 home. Purchased Windows 10 Pro upgrade from the microsoft store and upgraded. About a year ago. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JamesSavely, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Reinstall Windows 10 Pro after upgrade from Windows 10 Home.


    I Have a client computer that came with Windows 10 home. Purchased Windows 10 Pro upgrade from the microsoft store and upgraded. About a year ago. The Hard drive crashed. Will the product key I received for the upgrade work to reinstall Pro? I really do not want to install Home and then upgrade again.

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    JamesSavely, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. Nordic Win User

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Frick Win User
    Windows 10 Release Date Announced

    Windows 10 Home will be $119, Pro $199.

    Microsoft: Windows 10 Home costs $119, Pro costs $199



    Which is good news actually, because Windows 8.1 is loads cheaper than previous versions (retail licensing at Windows 7 OEM prices). And it sort of puts a huge hole in the Windows subscription theory.
     
    Frick, Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Reinstall Windows 10 Pro after upgrade from Windows 10 Home.

    How to reinstall Windows 10 if my computers used the free upgrade from 7 and 8?

    Will windows 10 still accept the license keys from 7 and 8 now if I reinstall my computer?

    Does Microsoft keep a list of users who upgraded to Win 10 using their 7 and 8 keys so that when users need to reinstall windows 10 the old keys would work?

    Do I need to call in Microsoft to ask them to activate my Windows 10 when I give them my win 7 keys?

    Both computers are laptops. The windows 7 machine had the serial printed on the back, and I needed to enter that when I upgraded to 10. The windows 8 machine had the serial built in inside its boot system so I didn't need to enter the key when I upgraded to 10, but I did manage to write down the keys using a fetcher program.
     
    JebusPrime, Feb 13, 2020
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