Windows 10: Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and the effect on drivers installed at purchase

Discus and support Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and the effect on drivers installed at purchase in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I bought an HP Omen laptop. The laptop came with Windows Home. I also bought a copy of Windows Pro. I tried doing a clean install, but evidently... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by CharlesBillow, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and the effect on drivers installed at purchase


    I bought an HP Omen laptop. The laptop came with Windows Home. I also bought a copy of Windows Pro.


    I tried doing a clean install, but evidently there were drivers that were part of the store install that were not available in Windows 10 Pro. The result as that my Omen key had/has no driver and therefore doesn't work. I then tried just restoring the store's install (I had imaged this the moment I got the laptop) and of course, the key/ drivers were there and the key worked.


    So how do I upgrade to W-10 Pro without losing the driver? If I do an "Upgrade install" will the driver still be there and work? But then, how can I do a clean install? What if the system crashes? Will I need to always install Home first and then upgrade? Isn't there a way to find the driver for that key and "add" it to my Windows 10 Pro install?

    :)
     
    CharlesBillow, Jun 14, 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 14, 2019
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  3. Can't upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and will assist you in the best possible ways.

    I suggest you to download and create an installation media for Windows 10 Pro form the link provided below:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

    After the installation media is created, suggest you to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from the installation media. When the upgrade asks for product key, enter the product key purchased for Windows 10 Pro. If it does not accept, suggest you to skip the activation
    step. After the Operating System is installed, suggest you to activate by phone by following the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + R” and type “slui 4” and press Enter.
    • Select the Region from the list and click Next.
    • Call the Toll-Free number provided on top and can activate via phone.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro and the effect on drivers installed at purchase

    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 14, 2019
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