How do I upgrade win8.1 pro to win 10 pro?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MarkJohnson, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I finally upgraded my motherboard to X99 and bought a superfast 400Gb Intel 750 Series SSD.

    I used one of my $15 win8 pre-order upgrade codes. I then activated then upgraded to win8.1 with ease.

    Now, I fully installed all updates, but now I can't get the spam to upgrade to win10 like all of my other machines.

    Can I just install Win10 v240 iso? or do I need the Windows update KB to activate using my old win8 activation code?

    I just don't have time to wait for the spam to enable.

    Thanks
    -=Mark=-
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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  3. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I did bodmas method. But I found the Download Tool Now option when things went wrong. Next time I'll use Download Tool Now as it seems easier and less complicated.

    Thanks for everyone's help. Things are good for now.

    -=Mark=-
     
  4. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    You can use a Windows 10, build 10240 ISO to do the upgrade. The activation will remain intact.
     
  5. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    If you're talking a activated retail copy in the end, then you have it wrong about VL/GVLK and KMS.
     
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    Tamacun MDL Novice

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    You are right it does apply.
     
  7. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Wasn't trying to point it out, just noting it so people who see it don't get the wrong impression if they look at thread for info. Thanks for reply.
     
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