Windows 10: Win 10 Pro?

Discus and support Win 10 Pro? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I had read that if you were installing Windows 10 over Windows 7 Professional, you got Windows 10 Professional. Is that accurate? I would swear that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by 56Kruiser, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. 56Kruiser Win User

    Win 10 Pro?


    I had read that if you were installing Windows 10 over Windows 7 Professional, you got Windows 10 Professional. Is that accurate?

    I would swear that my Windows on my laptop was Win 7 Pro, but the Win 10 installed is Windows10 Home.

    Thoughts?

    :)
     
    56Kruiser, Aug 22, 2015
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  2. win 10 Win User

    Settings Icon Appeared Then Disappeared on Desktop By Itself

    Totally irrelevant! Do you even read the context of the post???
     
    win 10, Aug 22, 2015
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  3. win 10 Win User
    Settings Icon Appeared Then Disappeared on Desktop By Itself

    Windows 10 Pro / A settings icon appeared on my desktop all by itself last night. When I clicked on it, it was a list like in previous versions of Windows. It even let me choose sized in upper right corner. This morning 8-16-2015 the settings icon on desktop
    is gone all by itself.
     
    win 10, Aug 22, 2015
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  4. zooburner Win User

    Win 10 Pro?

    Yes that's how I understand the upgrade options also.
    What does the sticker on your computer say. did it come with Pro, or did you upgrade to W7 Pro after buying the computer ?

    Zoo
     
    zooburner, Aug 22, 2015
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  5. hiphopper Win User
    I'd say you were probably mistaken. Can you remember having or using any of the Windows 7 Professional features: Data Encryption, Remote Desktop Login, Windows XP Mode, etc? If not, you were probably on Windows 7 Home Premium.
     
    hiphopper, Aug 22, 2015
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  6. sml156 Win User
    How did you upgrade windows did you upgrade with a USB/DVD and if so was it the proper version
     
    sml156, Aug 22, 2015
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    Did you get asked for a product key and is your Windows 10 activated?
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 22, 2015
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  8. 56Kruiser Win User

    Win 10 Pro?

    Hi folks...

    I upgraded home edition to Pro. I did it on 2 of my five computers.
    I did the download upgrade.
    I do use remote desktop all the time. It works on my one PC with Windows 10, although when open computer properties, it identifies it as Windows 10 Home. I also had used XP mode a couple times.
    I did not get asked for a product key when installing.

    I have to admit though, this particular computer had been repaired once, and it came back with Home Edition of Windows 7, but I did a complete restore of it from a complete backup from when it was PRO...but, I don't know, maybe it wasn't set up with Pro. This computer has been through a lot.
     
    56Kruiser, Aug 25, 2015
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    56Kruiser,

    Type winver into search and run the command. In the Window that pops up, under the copyright notice it will say, "This Windows 10 xxxx operating system...."

    What version of Windows 10 does it say you have?
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 25, 2015
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  10. 56Kruiser Win User

    Win 10 Pro? [​IMG]
     
    56Kruiser, Aug 25, 2015
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  11. AddRAM Win User
    It says you are running Home.

    You can also right click the start button and then click System, it should then also say Windows 10 Home

    Mine

    Attachment 33871
     
    AddRAM, Aug 25, 2015
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  12. 56Kruiser Win User
    Yes, that's what I've been saying from my first post. I was thinking I had Windows 7 Pro on the computer I upgraded. I'm now questioning if I did or not.

    Would be good to hear from someone who has upgraded Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10...and if they have Windows 10 Pro.
     
    56Kruiser, Aug 25, 2015
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  13. DRFP Win User

    Win 10 Pro?

    I put 8 pro on my wifes Laptop and activated it by the embedded activation on her laptop, then upgraded till the windows 10 ready showed up, tried to put win 10 pro on via flash drive no go, I also had win 10 home on another flash and it installed activated. I don't why it worked because I thought if it was pro you had to go with 10 pro but its working fine and activated so its a home copy now.
     
  14. 56Kruiser Win User
    So if I understand what you are saying, you had Pro 8, and to get Windows 10 on, you DID NOT receive Windows 10 Pro. You were downgraded to Home Edition.

    That is what I think happened to me.

    At this point, I really don't know if that is something I should be bothered about or not. Not sure what the difference is on Windows 10 between Home and Pro.
     
    56Kruiser, Aug 25, 2015
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  15. DRFP Win User
    Yep, like you I don't know why, I used 8 pro DVD my wife got for free from training when she was an easy tech at Staples

    one difference is that updates can be managed on pro as a group policy, on both my home editions I have gone to the update service and turned it off so it wont update till I'm home on wifi, the downside to this is MS has made it so the Windows App store will not work when update service is disabled. Once I turn the update service back on the store works too
     
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