Windows 10: Upgrade to Win10 Pro with a OEM key

Discus and support Upgrade to Win10 Pro with a OEM key in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello, when i bought my laptop it came with Windows 10 Home out of the box and 1 time I had to reinstall the OS it did not ask me for the activation... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/younggod02, Jun 7, 2024 at 10:27 PM.

  1. Upgrade to Win10 Pro with a OEM key


    Hello, when i bought my laptop it came with Windows 10 Home out of the box and 1 time I had to reinstall the OS it did not ask me for the activation key so I assume it is a Windows 10 Home OEM, now I want to upgrade to the pro version of windows.

    I would like to know what happens when I use a Win10 Pro OEM key.

    Will it accept it?

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    /u/younggod02, Jun 7, 2024 at 10:27 PM
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  2. Upgrading OEM Win10 Home to MSDN Win10 Pro

    Moving to a new PC that I'm building myself. Currently running Dell OEM Win10 Home. New PC will have Win10 Pro, MSDN (multi-activation or retail keys) version.


    My backup software can do a "system transfer" that will allow me to transfer everything (OS and applications) to the new computer.


    Should I upgrade from OEM Home to MSDN Pro on the old computer and then transfer everything to the new computer?


    Or just install Win10 PRO MSDN on the new computer and use the backup software vendor's application transfer program to move the applications and registry entries?


    My goals are:

    1. Not have any "dinosaur bones" either from the OS on my SSD from the old OEM Home version on the new PRO version

    1. Not have to reinstall and reconfigure everything (which would take about a week)

    Thanks for any advice I can get...
     
  3. Can I upgrade OEM Win10 Home to Retail Win10 Pro?

    Moving to a new PC that I'm building myself. Currently running Dell OEM Win10 Home. New PC will have Win10 Pro, MSDN (multi-activation or retail keys) version.

    My backup software can do a "system transfer" that will allow me to transfer everything (OS and applications) to the new computer.

    Should I upgrade from OEM Home to MSDN Pro on the old computer and then transfer everything to the new computer?

    Or just install Win10 PRO MSDN on the new computer and use the backup software vendor's application transfer program to move the applications and registry entries.

    My goals are:

    1. Not have any "dinosaur bones" either from the OS on my SSD from the old OEM Home version on the new PRO version
    2. Not have to reinstall and reconfigure everything (which would take about a week)
    Thanks for any advice I can get...
     
  4. kjl1956 Win User

    Upgrade to Win10 Pro with a OEM key

    upgrade from win10 home to pro using a win8 product key

    I understand the upgrade path from retail or OEM .

    What I want to do is use the free upgrade from win7 home

    OEM licenses to windows 10 home licenses first.

    Then upgrade the windows 10 home OEM version to windows 10

    pro version; with the last step to win8.0 pro retail key

    On the last step above, will the licenses stay on a OEM licenses or change to retail key ????

    or is this not even achievable unless I do the install buy media, usb or dvd.

    If that is the case than doing the same method from win7 to win8.0 pro would be a more direct route; but the issue is still if I can upgrade win 7 home OEM to win 8.0 pro with a retail

    key??????

    If that is the case neither route will get the end results win7 home to win 10 pro; unless at one time I do the upgrade with media, usb or dvd, wiping what ever previous operating system was installed before that one.

    Win7 home to win10 home or win8.0 pro; then upgrade to win10 pro with a mix of OEM and retail keys.

    Thanks
     
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