Windows 10: Unactivated Windows 10 Home upgrade to Wndows 10 Pro

Discus and support Unactivated Windows 10 Home upgrade to Wndows 10 Pro in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi all, Tonight I installed an unactivated version of Windows 10 Home on an external SSD using my Macbook Pro. My plan is to run windows off the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by nvguy, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. nvguy Win User

    Unactivated Windows 10 Home upgrade to Wndows 10 Pro


    Hi all, Tonight I installed an unactivated version of Windows 10 Home on an external SSD using my Macbook Pro. My plan is to run windows off the external dive to play games using Steam, and such while on vacation, etc. but still be able to use OSx. Some of the games are PC only. That and to see if i could do it. So far it seems to work well. I would like to upgrade the Home version to the Pro. I have a valid key for the full version of the Pro edition already. Can I just plug the key into the "change product key" box and upgrade it or do I need a Pro upgrade edition key?

    Thank you for your time.

    :)
     
    nvguy, Jun 10, 2019
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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, Jun 10, 2019
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  3. Mussels Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    i've seen this when the stock USB drivers went kaput. Only ever seen it once - i used a PCI USB 2.0 card and connected the mouse and keyboard to that, and manually updated the USB 2/USB 3 drivers.
     
    Mussels, Jun 10, 2019
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  4. Frick Win User

    Unactivated Windows 10 Home upgrade to Wndows 10 Pro

    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, Jun 10, 2019
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