Windows 10: Upgrading from Windows 10 Home OEM to Windows PRO

Discus and support Upgrading from Windows 10 Home OEM to Windows PRO in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have an OEM Windows 10 license tied to a virtual machine. The license was originally from an old Dell XPS laptop (which got the free upgrade from OEM... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by tarruda, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. tarruda Win User

    Upgrading from Windows 10 Home OEM to Windows PRO


    I have an OEM Windows 10 license tied to a virtual machine. The license was originally from an old Dell XPS laptop (which got the free upgrade from OEM Windows 7). Apparently the license is tied to my microsoft account, but I'm no longer able to transfer it to new machines (probably exhausted the number of transfers allowed by Microsoft).

    I see that Microsoft offers an upgrade path to Windows Pro for $99. If I pay for this upgrade, will the pro license still be an OEM license tied to one machine, or will I be able to transfer it at will?

    :)
     
    tarruda, Jul 16, 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, Jul 17, 2019
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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, Jul 17, 2019
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  4. Upgrading from Windows 10 Home OEM to Windows PRO

    Windows 10 pro

    I need to change my motherboard, have windows 10 pro. When i google how to it says go to activation then add an account, my issue is there is no add an account option under activation? Or am I in the wrong window?

    Upgrading from Windows 10 Home OEM to Windows PRO windows%2010%20pro_zpsfb4x7tmp.png

    Not sure how to proceed, ive googled it and the same results. Do I have an OEM or? On the disk sleave it says OEI DVD?
    The COA says windows 10 pro for OEM software
     
    jaggerwild, Jul 17, 2019
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