Windows 10: Windows 8.1 Pro upgrades to Windows 10 Home

Discus and support Windows 8.1 Pro upgrades to Windows 10 Home in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I have a laptop that I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10. It currently has 8.1 Pro on it. When trying to upgrade using the Microsoft Media Creation... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SamODay, May 11, 2016.

  1. SamODay Win User

    Windows 8.1 Pro upgrades to Windows 10 Home


    I have a laptop that I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10. It currently has 8.1 Pro on it. When trying to upgrade using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool via USB, it will only upgrade Windows 10 Home. It does not give me the option to select "Keep files". 5 other laptops were done on the same day, all with the same tool but on different USB's. I tried multiple USB's and they all say the same thing.

    How can I upgrade to the correct version, which SHOULD be Windows 10 Pro?

    :)
     
    SamODay, May 11, 2016
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  2. Best way to upgrade from Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

    What would be the best way to upgrade from Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Pro? I have a brand new laptop with only Windows 8.1 and driver software installed on it. I'm curious what would be the best way to go from Windows 8.1 Home to Windows 10 Pro.
    Would it be to upgrade to Windows 10 Home and then purchase the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro? Or upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro and then to Windows 10 Pro? Or would just buying Windows 10 Pro and doing a fresh install be best?
     
    SarahKHarris, May 11, 2016
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  3. Will the Windows 10 upgrade be available for Home or Pro?

    The upgrade wil both be for the Home AND Pro...

    The Home-edition will get the Windows 10 Home-edition

    The Pro-edition will get the Windows 10 Pro-edition
     
    MicaelNielsen, May 11, 2016
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  4. Superfly Win User

    Windows 8.1 Pro upgrades to Windows 10 Home

    Add this to the sources folder of the USB media.

    NB: You will still need to change product key and activate with the Win 8 Pro key.
     
    Superfly, May 11, 2016
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  5. NavyLCDR New Member
    SamODay,

    Please run showkey plus from this forum on Windows 8.1 and post the results here. Before you post the results, click on the product keys displayed and they will automatically blank out. It appears as if you have an edition mismatch. For example, you have a Single Language edition installed and you are trying to upgrade from a standard edition USB drive.

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 4, 2018
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