Upgrading from 8.1 OEM to 10 Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by rektalbox, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    Hey,

    I've been reading in the Windows 10 forums for quite some time now.
    As the time limit for the free upgrade approaches, I wanted to upgrade my MSI laptop which has Windows 8.1 OEM installed.

    Unfortunately that only entitles me to a Windows 10 Home installation.

    What would be the upgrade path to end up with a Windows 10 Pro installation preferrably without having to reinstall? Upgrade 8.1 Pro, activate it with Daz or similar?

    My fallback solution would be to clean install 7 Ultimate and go on from there.


    Thank you!
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Do you have an windows 7 Ultimate serial ? if so just use the serial in windows 10
     
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  4. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    Hey,

    thanks for your answers.

    @endbase
    Nope, I don't have a Windows 7 serial.

    @Flipp3r
    My BIOS has MSI_NBMEGABOOK V2.1 SLIC.

    That would mean a clean install, wouldn't it? That'd be my last resort.


    Can't I modify the BIOS to an 8.1 Pro SLIC, reactivate it with my current Windows using a "found" key and upgrade to 10?
     
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  6. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    rpo: KMS activation with the same toolkit?
     
  7. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    Win 8.1 upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro. Activation Win 8.1 Pro with "Windows 8.1 permanent activation". Upgrade Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 pro with digital entitlement.
     
  8. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    #8 rektalbox, Jun 29, 2016
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    "Windows 8.1 permanent activation"? Could you explain?

    I've just upgraded to 8.1 Pro using an upgrade key and now am activated using MTK. Is this the way to go?
     
  9. Krakatoa

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  10. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    What exactly is that if I may ask? Is it legit?
     
  11. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Are you asking if it's legit lolz what do you think it works tho
     
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  12. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    Legit and functional for upgrade with digital entitlement :)
     
  13. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    I've just used the permanent activation thing. Seems like it does some KMS stuff. Will report back when the upgrade to Windows 10 is done.

    Thanks so far!
     
  14. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    It'll function really well for M$ to issue a DMCA Notice to MDL. Is it "Legit" ? NOT

    While the use of "Leaked" "Found" or "Generated" Keys works to give a Digital License, I'd strongly advise against doing it that way. M$ may never check activation records, but what if they ever decide to do it :confused:
     
  15. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    Bat.1:
    win 8(.1) pro vl -> win 8(.1) free prowmc retail ... working until now
    win 8.1 prowmc retail (pro vl) -> win 10 pro digital entitlement ... working until now
    Microsoft no cancel digital entitlement or activation.
     
  16. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Send Me that same message 2-3 Years from now and I'll be glad to admit that Microsoft cares more about getting everyone on Win 10 than how they got there. :) I've never lost activation except with TWO NEW HP Desktops that lost it with KB971003 :mad: But ask anyone who purchased what they "Thought" was a Legit Key and then :death:

    I just Don't like seeing that Facebook link posted, but If The Mods think it's OK then it's none of Bat's business o_O
     
  17. rektalbox

    rektalbox MDL Novice

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    The process worked. Upgraded to 8.1 Pro using a "found" key, activated using the permanent activation thing, then upgraded to Windows 10 Pro - reporting as legit.

    Thank you very much (and the guy from the ns**ed*wn forum, who pointed me to the correct key to use.
     
  18. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    Did a Fresh install today on the PC I had tested the "Windows 10 Permanent Activator" on and it reactivated without any problems. So We're going on the hope that M$ is more interested in getting people running Win 10 than what activation method they used to get there :)
     
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