Windows 10: Win 10 Pro activation question

Discus and support Win 10 Pro activation question in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I had a laptop that came with an OEM install of Windows 8.1 Home which I then upgraded to Win 10 Home via the free upgrade offered by Microsoft.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Mariocki, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Mariocki Win User

    Win 10 Pro activation question


    Hi,


    I had a laptop that came with an OEM install of Windows 8.1 Home which I then upgraded to Win 10 Home via the free upgrade offered by Microsoft. Later I purchased an upgrade to Win 10 Pro from the Microsoftr online store and all this worked fine.


    But now my laptop has died and I want to run Win 10 Pro on my new PC. I downloaded the Win 10 installation iso and installed manually but it's not picking up my Win 10 Pro digital license - even though I am signed in to my MS account.


    I've looked online and I'm getting two conflicting points of view:

    1) Some people say it should work as since I bought the upgrade to Pro I "own" a full Pro license.

    2) Other people are saying I only "own" a Home->Pro upgrade and I need to buy a Home license and then it will automatically upgrade to Pro.


    Who is correct? Do I need to buy a Home license or should my PC pick up my Pro license as-is?


    Thanks

    :)
     
    Mariocki, Jul 24, 2019
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  2. John Vil Win User

    Win 10 Pro OEM activation issue

    Hello Larry,

    Significant hardware changes such as replacing your hard drive or motherboard may lead to issues in activating Windows 10. To better assist you and provide you with the appropriate resolution, we would like to know a few more information. Kindly answer the
    questions below:

    • Did Windows 10 Pro came pre-installed with your computer?
    • Do you have the Windows 10 Pro installation disc available?
    • Are you getting any error messages when trying to key in your activation code?
    • Were there any significant hard ware changes done on your computer?
    • What were the exact troubleshooting steps you and the MS support teams have tried?

    As an initial recommendation, you may check on this article and follow the steps provided to run the Activation troubleshooter:
    Using the Activation troubleshooter.

    We'll be waiting for your response.
     
    John Vil, Jul 24, 2019
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  3. Cbarnhorst, Jul 24, 2019
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  4. Win 10 Pro activation question

    Win 10 Pro Free Activation with Dual Boot Win 7 Pro

    I have Win 7 Pro installed

    I have installed Win10 Pro from ISO to separate partition

    Dual boot is working fine

    If I use my Win 7 Pro Activation Key to activate Win 10 Pro I have the following questions:

    Will Win10 Activate for free?

    Wil Win 7 continue to be usable?
     
    Douglas DTAE, Jul 24, 2019
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