Windows 10: Windows 10 OEM vs Windows 10 Pro

Discus and support Windows 10 OEM vs Windows 10 Pro in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Accidentally purchased Windows 10 OEM version. From what I've read, this isn't the end of the world just some limitations if I decide to switch MOBOs.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by C Weim, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. C Weim Win User

    Windows 10 OEM vs Windows 10 Pro


    Accidentally purchased Windows 10 OEM version. From what I've read, this isn't the end of the world just some limitations if I decide to switch MOBOs. I started the install and it came to provide a product key. I have absolutely 0 product key on this thing. No multicolored ribbon to scratch off or peel away. I've researched for hours and know exactly what it looks like and I simply do not have one. Bought off NewEgg and have contacted their Customer Service with no luck.


    Looks like I'm stuck with just repurchasing and grabbing the right thing this time. Biggest question is do I need to uninstall this OEM version or what steps do I need to take to make sure I don't have 2 versions of Windows downloaded on my brand new PC? Hoping I can just put in the Pro product key, the system recognizes, and just downloads the proper version, but that seems like a possible long shot.


    Thank you very much!

    :)
     
    C Weim, Jul 16, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 pro

    I need to change my motherboard, have windows 10 pro. When i google how to it says go to activation then add an account, my issue is there is no add an account option under activation? Or am I in the wrong window?

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    Not sure how to proceed, ive googled it and the same results. Do I have an OEM or? On the disk sleave it says OEI DVD?
    The COA says windows 10 pro for OEM software
     
    jaggerwild, Jul 16, 2019
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  3. Frick Win User
    Windows 10 Release Date Announced

    Windows 10 Home will be $119, Pro $199.

    Microsoft: Windows 10 Home costs $119, Pro costs $199



    Which is good news actually, because Windows 8.1 is loads cheaper than previous versions (retail licensing at Windows 7 OEM prices). And it sort of puts a huge hole in the Windows subscription theory.
     
    Frick, Jul 16, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 OEM vs Windows 10 Pro

    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, Jul 16, 2019
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