[Solved] Windows 8.1 Single Language to Windows 10 Upgrade Problem

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  1. gonz621

    gonz621 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 gonz621, Aug 3, 2015
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    I have tried to upgrade a laptop bearing a Windows 8.1 Single Language OS a while ago. I have used the ISO MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.10.PRO-CORE.RTM.10240.X64.OEMRET.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT to upgrade it. Same ISO have been used on the other laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro WMC.

    The Problem:
    The laptop bearing a Windows 8.1 Single Language OS (OEM activated) ask for a key when trying to upgrade (in-place).
    The laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro WMC upgraded successfully without needing a key.

    The laptop bearing a Windows 8.1 Single Language OS has been updated with latest updates already but I haven't seen any icon for the reservation of Windows 10.

    What could have been the problem?

    I am thinking of adding a feature to make the Windows 8.1 SL into Pro and then applying kms and then upgrading it to Windows 10 again. Will it work? Has anybody tried to Upgrade a Windows 8.1 activated via kms to Windows 10 and does not ask a key?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just proceed with the Upgrade, do NOT put any Product Key in just skip if get asked for! It should autoactivate after the install is done!
     
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  3. gonz621

    gonz621 MDL Junior Member

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    The problem is .... there is no skip button and the Next button is grayed out.
     
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    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Sounds like Tito is correct, as people who have posted the skip is missing, it was a OS mismatch. OS was looking for a key because windows didn't see it as a upgrade criteria.
     
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  8. Tito

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  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    CSL is regarded as a lower SKU & can be upgraded to Core since Win8 :)
     
  10. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    "single language" editions are found in developing countries only... most threads/information on here are US/Euro centric, so the upgrade matrix chart won't talk about it because "single language" edition was never available in USA and Europe!

    as the others said, you need to upgrade to 10 single language
     
  11. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Not totally true, I've seen Tablets here in the UK that are using SL, most of them No Brand tablets but also few HP Stream 7's :eek:
     
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  13. gonz621

    gonz621 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys. So, I need a Windows 10 Single Language ISO then to be able to upgrade the Windows 8.1 Single Language OS. But what puzzles me is that the icon for free windows 10 reservation does not show up? Is it okay to upgrade it right away like just downloading the Media Creation tool found in MS website? It will download the appropriate version of windows, right?
     
  14. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    It is OK. That is why MS pushed Media Creation tool in such a hurry. ISO will be the most convenient.

    Remember, upgraded once for MS Activation Server Record, then you can do the fresh installation flawlessly.
     
  15. gonz621

    gonz621 MDL Junior Member

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    And so I have downloaded the Windows 10 Single Language ISO. Started the upgrade and it didn't ask for a key. Now it's all good. Thanks all guys.
     
  16. ms-7

    ms-7 MDL Addicted

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    How? :confused: any free MDL way to get upgraded and remain activated? :D
     
  17. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    Windows 7 + Daz Loader + Windows 10 Upgrade = Windows 10 Activated


    Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate highly recommended.
     
  18. ms-7

    ms-7 MDL Addicted

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    Well, i know that already but thanks anyway. :)
    i'm asking specifically about CSL to Home upgrade. :rolleyes:
     
  19. joluboga

    joluboga MDL Member

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    Oh, my bad =)
     
  20. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @ms7

    Upgrade to Core using generic -D3VPT key, then install the GVLK (-6XWKK) & activate using any KMS emulator. Then upgrade to Windows 10 via ISO.

    :)
     
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