Windows 10: Why won't Windows use the Windows 10 pro key I have linked to my account?

Discus and support Why won't Windows use the Windows 10 pro key I have linked to my account? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have several devices linked to my account with Windows 10 pro. Figures Microsoft doesn't want to automatically apply the pro key to my now current... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MCKROWE, May 23, 2020.

  1. MCKROWE Win User

    Why won't Windows use the Windows 10 pro key I have linked to my account?


    I have several devices linked to my account with Windows 10 pro. Figures Microsoft doesn't want to automatically apply the pro key to my now current PC, and instead applies the home version.... I have lost access to all my keys old and new because of my old computer's hardware failing. Why can't I retrieve my pro keys from my account???

    :)
     
    MCKROWE, May 23, 2020
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  2. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, May 23, 2020
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  3. windows 10 key

    Thanks but I don't want to do any decrypting. I want to download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it using my Win 8 key. No other steps required. Is that possible?
     
    Easy Rhino, May 23, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Why won't Windows use the Windows 10 pro key I have linked to my account?

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 23, 2020
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