Upgrade Win 8.1 Enterprise to Win 10

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  1. bcn17

    bcn17 MDL Novice

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    #1 bcn17, Jun 6, 2015
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    I have multiple computers in my house running Windows 8.1 Enterprise, with help from these forums. As expected, they have not received the windows 10 pre-registration invite. Is there a way to force the invite and/or convert my version from Enterprise to Pro?

    I realize I could reformat/reinstall to windows 8.1 Pro, however this would be a cumbersome task considering the number of computers.

    UPDATE: Summary of below posts, using updown8_v1.5 with windows 8.1 pro installation media (that is NOT the N version) enterprise can be converted to pro.

    Updown8: forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/36726-UpDown8-Windows-7-8-Upgrade-Downgrade-Helper
     
  2. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    Try this although I was not successful - maybe you are more lucky :D

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/36726-UpDown8-Windows-7-8-Upgrade-Downgrade-Helper
     
  3. Vital1ty

    Vital1ty MDL Novice

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    a sling suitable for the transition from 8.1?
     
  4. EFA11

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    Enterprise cannot to my knowledge be twisted into Pro, it is its own entity. I am in the same boat with all of my enterprise installs. All I am doing now is sitting and waiting on MS to release RTM so we have some idea on what we can do if anything.

    Something, one way or another will make it happen. Time is the only thing we need to wait on really.
     
  5. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

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    I'm sure that there WLL be Windows 10 Enterprise;)
     
  6. bcn17

    bcn17 MDL Novice

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    #6 bcn17, Jun 8, 2015
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    I attempted converting my enterprise install to pro using the updown8_v1.5 tool and an MSDN x64 VL N pro ISO and received an error after clicking "upgrade" that it was not an allowed upgrade path.

    Too bad, would have been a nice fix!
     
  7. whwebsolutions

    whwebsolutions MDL Junior Member

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    I used this tool on my Enterprise version of 8.1 and everything went very well. I had to download a fresh, RTM MSDN/WZR version of 8.1 and do as it says. I know have Pro 8.1 and used one of my spare Retail keys I have. All worked perfectly :D

     
  8. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    Hi Whwebsolutions, can you please post the hash of the 8.1 pro image you obtained ?
     
  9. whwebsolutions

    whwebsolutions MDL Junior Member

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    Search the forums for the WZR 8.1 Pro ISO. There are many links here to that file :D

     
  10. bcn17

    bcn17 MDL Novice

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    #10 bcn17, Jun 8, 2015
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    So, I am actively downloading SHA-1: D6E5CDB914F5D795B22EC5FD07B31CA9C8964139 that I found @ (I can't yet post links) forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/47732-The-Windows-8-1-(-amp-related)-Repository/page60?p=809358&viewfull=1#post809358

    I was told by Tito on the updown8 thread that the N versions are not supported by default, and that is why it did not work for me.

    And then, guess what? Just now the "Get Windows 10" Icon popped up in my notifcation area... I definitely am running Enterprise (If I look at System in the control panel).

    Here are some details about my Enterprise install.

    Windows 8.1 enterprise (SHA-1: ae792b2ef982dac7391224b624eab8d6340d78ab )
    Using Windows Toolkit 2.5, if I run "check" under the Product Keys tabit says that my

    Product Description: Win 8.1 RTM Enterprise Volume:GVLK
    Edition Type: Enterprise
    Edition ID: REDACTED
    Key Type: Volume:GVLK
    Eula: Volume
    Crypto ID: REDACTED
    ---------------------------------------
    Product Key: REDACTED
    Validity: Valid
    Product ID: REDACTED
    Advanced PID: REDACTED
    Activation ID: REDACTED
    Product Description: Win 8.1 RTM Enterprise Volume:GVLK
    Edition Type: Enterprise
    Edition ID: REDACTED
    Key Type: Volume:GVLK
    Eula: Volume
     
  11. Dufhz

    Dufhz MDL Junior Member

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    Stick with offical upgrade path then again its possible to upgrade unoffically like this.

    Win 8.1 Enterprise ---> Win 10 Pro

    or

    Win 8.1 Enterprise ---> Win 8.1 Pro ---> Win 10 Pro
     
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  12. ioniancat21

    ioniancat21 MDL Member

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    For anyone wondering, I just upgraded by 8.1 Enterprise to 10 Enterprise using the .iso released today and no problems. I uninstalled KMSPico just to ensure their was no hiccups, but I'm unsure if that was a needed step, but it sounded like a good idea. I think this round I am going to manually keep activated on Windows/Office to be on the safe side and set the new Alarm feature as a perpetual reminder....
     
  13. joand

    joand MDL Novice

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    hi,

    did you manage to upgrade? did you have activation problems?

    I have several computers running windows 8.1 enterprise N and one of them got this notification just after I ran windows update and did some updates.
    On an other computer, I could upgrade from windows 8.1 enterprise N to windows 10 pro simply with this command line: wuauclt.exe /updatenow

    microsoft says such an upgrade is impossible, but it actually is.
     
  14. joand

    joand MDL Novice

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    #14 joand, Aug 25, 2015
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    so, here's how to proceed to upgrade from Windows 8.1 enteprise to Windows 10 pro, get Windows 10 activated and keep all your programs and files.


    1. run windows 8.1 enterprise and upgrade to windows 10 pro via windows update (use the command line wuauclt.exe /updatenow if necessary).

    As mentionned above, microsoft says such an upgrade is impossible, but it actually is. It's not free, though. So, once the upgrade is done, windows 10 won't be activated. But here's a way to get legally the free activation:


    2. remove the hard drive


    3. insert an other hard drive, and install a legal copy of windows 7 pro or 8.1 pro.


    4. upgrade to windows 10 through windows update or the media creation tool (this media will upgrade faster than windows update since it doesn't download updates first).


    5. this time, windows 10 is activated for free, because you upgraded from a pro edition.


    6. remove this hard drive and insert the one used on step 1. The Windows 10 copy installed on this disk is now activated!

    The reason is, whereas previous windows, the windows 10 licence is now attached to the machine; you can easily change your hard disk.

    This method worked for me on 3 differrent machines.

    Hope it helps.