Can I upgrade from Windows 8 (not 8.1) to 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Nongshim, May 18, 2017.

  1. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    If yes can I clean install with 10 iso or do I need to upgrade, and also is there still even a way to free upgrade?
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

    Oct 30, 2009
    Upgrading, not from 8.0, only from 8.1. But if this is the system with the 8.0 bios oem: dm key from that other thread you can do a direct clean 10 install and the setup will readout and use the oem: dm bioskey.
  3. Nongshim

    Nongshim Guest

    Ok, there is no key on the laptop and it came with 8, so I'm assuming it's using a bios key.
  4. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

    Oct 22, 2010
    #4 pf100, May 19, 2017
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
    Then you'll wind up with licensed Windows 10 Home. If you want Pro you'll need to do the Windows 7 genuineticket.xml trick.
    Also, to get Pro after the genuineticket.xml trick, you can install 10240 Pro and update it, or install a later version and use the Pro key and it'll upgrade from Home to Pro.
    Or, just do this. But I've had issues with the ei.cfg trick when booting from usb (sometimes it ignores ei.cfg, maybe someone could shed some light on that for me), but it's always worked for me when booting from DVD. Not sure of situations that can cause the USB issue.
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

    Jul 29, 2009
    Just regarding some Windows Tablets to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

    I've 2 Windows Tablets, which origin came with Windows 8.1 Bing Edition/Home, a 8" and a 10.1", both CSC Wisebooks. They're available in Thailand only AFAIK!

    OK, I was trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro and that would works, except for the Touch Screen. We tried a lot of different ways, none was working! So I'm still on running both now on Windows 10 Home, with no any problems, just didn't get the full advantage of Windows 10 Pro!

    This is just a reminder for those User's, who using a Windows Tablet, to be caution with Upgrades to Windows 10 Pro.
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