Windows 10: upgrading laptop from pre installed windows 10 home to win10 pro

Discus and support upgrading laptop from pre installed windows 10 home to win10 pro in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi I'm trying to upgrade a new laptop with pre installed Win10 Home to win10 Pro. I have a new physical copy of Win10 Pro with key that I scratched to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by EcoPark, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. EcoPark Win User

    upgrading laptop from pre installed windows 10 home to win10 pro


    Hi I'm trying to upgrade a new laptop with pre installed Win10 Home to win10 Pro.

    I have a new physical copy of Win10 Pro with key that I scratched to get the key.

    I navigated to activation and change product key, entered the key into field and got error message. the product key you entered didn't work0xc004f050

    please help.

    :)
     
    EcoPark, Feb 26, 2020
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  2. Windows 10 upgrade rant..

    The free space shouldn't prevent you from upgrading to built 1607. I manually upgraded my own laptop which had only 9gigs free space left on the system drive.

    I unzipped the Windows 10 Pro anniversary edition ISO on my D drive, and started the upgrade process from there. At one point the installer complained about not having enough free space on the main drive, i just had to point it to the D drive to proceed to the next step. Now the rollback installation is stored there and doesn't clog up the C drive anymore.

    In your case you could insert a large sdcard to act as the required rollback drive, i'm pretty sure it would do the trick.

    Oh and by the way, if you want to further compress your System files:
    • do a search Command Prompt, right-click it, and select Run as administrator.
    • Type COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always and hit Enter.
    You'll will gain anything from 2 to 4 gigs free space after it's done.
     
    blobster21, Feb 26, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 Pro upgrade

    Hi Team,

    I had bought a Windows 8 pre installed Acer Laptop last year, and that got updated to windows 10 pro couple of months back, due to keyboard issue with the laptop i stopped using and bought a New HP Laptop which comes with a Windows 10 Home pre installed.

    Now, how can i swap the license of windows 10 pro (which got upgraded with my old Laptop) to the new laptop which presently has Windows 10 home.

    Kindly help the step by step procedure.
     
    pkarthik24, Feb 26, 2020
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  4. xkm1948 Win User

    upgrading laptop from pre installed windows 10 home to win10 pro

    windows 10 worth the upgrade?

    Just finished a clean install of 10 Pro. Thanks to R-T-B. First did a fresh install of Vanilla Win7(My old 7 always stuck using the upgrade). Then I used the disk to upgrade it to Win10 Pro. After it is activated, I sanitized the SSD and did a fresh install using the disk again. Once it connected to internet Win10 reactivated without any problem. Clean install is definitely good.
     
    xkm1948, Feb 26, 2020
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