Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro Format and Clean Install from USB Backup, Pro Upgrade License Missing

Discus and support Windows 10 Pro Format and Clean Install from USB Backup, Pro Upgrade License Missing in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I initially got this laptop in 2016 and it came with Windows 10 Home. I upgraded to Pro for $99. Years later, just yesterday, I took a screenshot of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by TaylorStaten, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Pro Format and Clean Install from USB Backup, Pro Upgrade License Missing


    I initially got this laptop in 2016 and it came with Windows 10 Home. I upgraded to Pro for $99. Years later, just yesterday, I took a screenshot of what turned out to be my PRODUCT ID thinking it was the key, and did a fresh install. This was because of suspected malware that wasn't being captured by windows defender. I only updated personal files, nothing else.


    The install was only for Home apparently, though I didn't see that as a choice when I was downloading the files from the Media Creation tool. I went to go activate Pro and found there was no way to do this, so I shelled out the a additional $99. I had TONS of issues with this new computer showing on Microsoft's website, but finally got that figured out - but still outside of seeing the ORDER and ORDER ID on the website for my account, there was no way to retrieve the Pro license.


    I still don't see a way I could have avoided this - there doesn't seem to be a 'backup' option of the key, and the email does NOT seem to include any sort of digital license.


    What do I do if I need to do this again? What could I have done differently?


    Thanks!

    :)
     
    TaylorStaten, Oct 10, 2019
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  2. Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Oct 10, 2019
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  3. Caring1 Win User
    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    As far as I am aware there is no Windows 10 Pro version.
    But I'd be happy to be wrong.
     
    Caring1, Oct 10, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 Pro Format and Clean Install from USB Backup, Pro Upgrade License Missing

    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    Hello guys,

    I'm planning to get a new graphics card and lets just go ahead and do a clean install aswell. Now I have bought a windows PRO key online and my running OS is windows PRO. Now I want to set up my usb to make a clean install. I wanted to use the windows tool to download the PRO version but its not in the drop down box. I have tried selecting different languages but I still couldn't find it. Now my question is, can I use my pro key on a normal windows 10? If so, my problem is solved. If not, how can I download the pro version from the tool?

    UPDATE::

    Apperently when the install is happening, windows will select the right version depending on the product key version. So PROBLEM SOLVED *Smile Windows 10 Pro Format and Clean Install from USB Backup, Pro Upgrade License Missing :)
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Oct 10, 2019
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