Windows 10: Upgrade from W10 Home to W10 Education fails

Discus and support Upgrade from W10 Home to W10 Education fails in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello everyone, I have bumped into this problem, where I am unable to upgrade my current Windows 10 Home to a Education edition. When I fill in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by KevoSoft, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. KevoSoft Win User

    Upgrade from W10 Home to W10 Education fails


    Hello everyone,

    I have bumped into this problem, where I am unable to upgrade my current Windows 10 Home to a Education edition. When I fill in the activation code in the Activation menu of Windows update, the upgrade process starts without a problem, and finishes to 100%. The PC then restarts, after which I am prompted with a screen saying that the upgrade failed (a very generic error screen). The eventviewer gives me the following error: "Package Windows Education Edition failed to be changed to the Installed state. Status: 0x80071a90.". I have had a Microsoft support person look at it for 3 hours to no avail. My version of Windows 10 Home has been provided through the free upgrade, from Windows 8.1 Home. Can anyone help me with getting it done?

    Thanks everyone!

    :)
     
    KevoSoft, Sep 19, 2015
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  2. ChemaPG Win User

    Windows 10 Education

    Thanks a lot for the response.

    I have seen that I can download W10 Education ISO from here: Download Windows Disc Image (ISO File) Academic

    Can I use this ISO for doing a clean install of W10 Education in a computer that has no OS?

    For downloading the ISO I need to enter the key I have. I assume installing W10 Education will be similar to W10 Home. In the process of installing it, can I press the "I do not have a key " option and continue the installation process without entering a
    key? If that was the case, I would be able to try if the new computer works before using the key I have for activating W10 Education, and forget about trying first W10 Home.

    Thanks again in advance. Upgrade from W10 Home to W10 Education fails :)
     
    ChemaPG, Sep 19, 2015
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  3. windows update

    I wonder if the problems are related to changing the product key?

    has anyone here not changed the key?

    i also had the issue after I upgraded an HP OEM W10 home Edition to W10 professional education.

    only after wiping the whole partition and installing a "raw" W10 (the W10 pro key was taken automatically from UEFI) the problem resolved.

    before nothing helped, not even manually installing the KB's....
     
    Ludwig.Wilhelm, Sep 19, 2015
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  4. shimshom Win User

    Upgrade from W10 Home to W10 Education fails

    Have you tried to clean install with the pro version and input the Education key when it asks for a key
     
    shimshom, Sep 21, 2015
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  5. KevoSoft Win User
    I have not tried a clean install, because for me on this device that is a last resort. I need to be able to use this device at a moment's notice. If there is no other way, then I will do a clean install, but if there is another option to get it done, I'd prefer that.
     
    KevoSoft, Sep 21, 2015
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  6. As far as I know the Pro ISO will not accept an education key. You need an Education ISO to do a clean install with. Home/Pro and Education are two separate ISO's on MSDN. If you use a pro ISO you'll probably have to install Pro and do the change key to get Education. I went from Pro to Education no problem. Is Home to Education a valid upgrade path? I googled it but all I'm getting is the Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 upgrade paths.
     
    alphanumeric, Sep 22, 2015
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  7. alphanumeric, Apr 4, 2018
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