[FAQ] Win 10, Installs and Upgrading.

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  1. Enthousiast

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    RECAP:

    All pictures i showed are from unactivated 15063.413 installs, upgraded from home to pro to enterprise by key only, and that worked, next i did an inplace (enterprise > enterprise) upgrade and only then the "keep all files and apps" wasn't greyed out.
    When upgrading from Home directly to Enterprise by iso the option was greyed out.

    And never a key was asked.
     
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  4. mehdibleu

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    what do you mean by "upgraded from home to pro to enterprise by key only" ?
    which key are you refering to ?
     
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    I only see you reposting things that @Tito already posted (upgrade-path) and inconsequent posts. Can't find any method posted by you.
     
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  7. mehdibleu

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    here's what i said in one of my previous post few hours ago => https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...alls-and-upgrading.62696/page-31#post-1359687 to show that you can upgrade from pro to enterprise without loosing your apps and files

    here's what i said not long ago as well => https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...alls-and-upgrading.62696/page-32#post-1359727

    i haven't found the procedure i described to upgrade from pro to enterprise on this site, i've known this procedure for a while and i just wanted to share it with the member and help him to resolve his problem, that's all.
     
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    Going from an inactivated Pro to Enterprise, using Ent. ISO, it did not ask for a key and i'm able to keep files and apps. It's working on updates at the moment - 52% so far
     
  10. mehdibleu

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    good to hear :D
     
  11. lynchknot

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    #636 lynchknot, Jul 23, 2017
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    Yes!! Thanks a lot guys. Now i'm going to install KMS server. It still is not asking for a license key

    **edit* oh oh - something is wrong:

    Error Code: 0xC004F056
    Error Text: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated using the Key Management Service (KMS).

    **edit** never mind. I tried it again and it activated. Does the following mean it's going to expire soon?

    Remaining Grace: 180 days (259200 minute(s) before expiring)




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  12. mehdibleu

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    kms activators usually allow to activate windows version for a limited perid of 6 months but you can create a scheduled task with the activator in such a way that activation is always renewed for example every month and this way you won't need to activate the windows version again when the grace period will expire.

    i don't personnally use these activators as i prefer using keys for the activation but everyone is free to do what he wants.
     
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    #638 Tiemichael, Jul 24, 2017
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    Help needed!

    I am running Windows 10 Enterprise N Version: 10.0.10586.1007 (1511) since almost 2 years, and would like to upgrade to 1607 or even better to 1703 (if/when available) with keeping all my installations and settings, but I fail!

    1) normal Windows Update, installs patches, but I am unable to upgrade to 1607 ( ... Installation failed....)
    2) when trying to upgrade with a new ISO (e.g. en_windows_10_enterprise_2016_ltsb_n_x64_dvd_9057894.iso) I am unable to keep my installations and settings, as ' ... I am using a different edition - so maybe because this is 'LTSB'
    3) I tried also 'Win10_1607_N_English_x64.iso' but get stuck at the 'activation key'. Neither my existing key, nor the generic Enterprise-key are working ...

    What is the proper way?

    Thank's fir your help!
     

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    @mehdibleu


    I thought keys get blacklisted so I went with KMS. Is it ok to delete windows.old?
     
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