Windows 10: Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro

Discus and support Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, I recently bought a new laptop that comes with windows 10 home. I just have a couple of question about upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by nero25, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. nero25 Win User

    Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro


    Hello, I recently bought a new laptop that comes with windows 10 home. I just have a couple of question about upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro?


    I have a windows 8 retail copy installed into a laptop that no longer works, can i use this key to upgrade my Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?


    I understand that i need to use a generic key to upgrade my windows 10 home to windows 10 pro before i can use the windows 8 key. If any reason my windows 8 key doesn't work can i use my windows 10 home key to downgrade or do i need to do i clean install.

    :)
     
    nero25, Apr 6, 2016
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  2. product key and Windows 10 upgrade

    No, but you could upgrade to Windows 10 home, then buy the Pro add-on so you can upgrade. Normally Windows 10 Pro costs $199, but if you already have Windows 10 Home edition, you can upgrade to Pro edition for only $99 instead (which is the same cost
    as upgrading Windows 7 home to 7 pro). See "How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro".
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Apr 6, 2016
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  3. How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

    Really? It is free to upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home, then $90 to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. But $199 to upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro? Am I reading that right?
     
    Paul from NZ, Apr 6, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Upgrading windows 10 home to windows 10 pro

    You won't be able to downgrade. It is possible the when you attempt to activate Windows 10 Pro with the Windows 8 Pro key you will get an error stating that the Windows 8 product key is in use on another computer. Then you are going to have to temporarily install Windows 8 on an empty partition and activate it on the new laptop, probably via toll free phone number, then it will activate Windows 10 and you can delete the Windows 8 temporary partition.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 6, 2016
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  5. nero25 Win User
    thank you for the help NavyLCDR
     
    nero25, Apr 6, 2016
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  6. nero25 Win User
    i did what you told and i installed windows 8 and activated it by phone. i have have some questions

    Now that its activated can i upgrade my windows 10 home to pro?

    i would need to use a generic key to upgrade it and than change product key is that correct?

    would Microsoft ever deactivate my windows seeing that they never asked me if it a retail key and why i'm installing on a new laptop.
     
    nero25, Apr 7, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Yes.

    Yes.

    Probably not.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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