Windows 10: Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC

Discus and support Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have just read this FAQ, it was quite helpful, but there is still something I have to ask. Solved Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TairikuOkami, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC


    I have just read this FAQ, it was quite helpful, but there is still something I have to ask.

    Solved Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    I have bought a new laptop with 8.1 Home preinstalled, when I upgrade it to 10, MS server will remember it.
    But I have 10 Pro, which I got upgrading from 8.1. So when I install 8.1 and upgrade it to 10, will it activate?
    Taking into an account, that there was 10 Home previously activated on the same hardware. Is it possible?

    I would not want to loose Pro licence, so I would go straigth to install 8.1 and then upgrade.
    But in case, that the Pro licence is un-trasferable, I would also loose the home licence. *Think

    :)
     
    TairikuOkami, Apr 3, 2016
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  2. Will I be able to transfer my Windows 10 Pro license to another computer?

    My upgrade path is as follows, and I'm trying to determine if I can transfer my Windows 10 Pro licence:

    • Bought PC[1] with Windows 7 Home, and then purchased an upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro

      during a promotion
    • Bought PC[2] with Windows 8.1 Home, and transferred the Windows 8.1 Pro to the new machine (rolling back PC[1] to the original Windows 7 Home licence)
    • Updated PC[2] to Windows 10 Pro this fall.
    • Bought PC[3] over Boxing day with Windows 10 Home.
    Can I now transfer the Pro licence from PC[2] to PC[3] (rolling back PC[2] to Windows 8.1 Home, and then upgrading to Windows 10 Home?
     
    Bipedalmammal, Apr 3, 2016
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  3. TedPlants Win User
    Windows 10 Clean Install - Simple Clarification(s)

    Thanks, that answers most of my questions. So, one last one to wrap up my questions into my actual scenario:

    Let's say I want to ensure I get my free upgrade for my Windows 8 Pro N Retail licence because I want to use it on a
    2nd new PC that I will only be purchasing some time
    after July. In order to do this, before July 2016 I decide to install Windows 10 Pro N on the (first) brand new PC using the Windows 8 Pro N Retail
    licence key and I successfully activate it using your simple wiki guide. I then wipe that (first) PC, and I now install Windows 10 Home on it using a Windows 10 Home licence I have bought. Some time
    after July 2016, the hardware for my (second) new PC arrives and I now install Windows 10 Pro N on it and attempt to use my Windows 8 Pro N licence key once again. Assuming I call up Microsoft (or use
    chat support) and tell them I have changed hardware, will it work i.e. Will I be able to activate both the Windows 10 Home installation on the first PC (before July) and Windows 10 Pro N on the second PC (after July, but having previously activated that licence
    before July on different hardware)?
     
    TedPlants, Apr 3, 2016
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Windows 10 Home/Pro licence on the same PC

    The short answer is, yes you can have a digital entitlement for both Home and Pro on the same computer. The computer I am posting with right now has digital entitlements to both. I've dual booted Home and Pro on it.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 3, 2016
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  5. For the record, the laptop has an inbuilt Pro licence as well, so the problem solved itself. *Wink
    In other words I have Pro OEM and I have Pro retail, which I can no use on other computer later.
     
    TairikuOkami, Apr 4, 2018
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