Windows 10 Home SL to Windows 10 Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by sgyapps, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. sgyapps

    sgyapps MDL Novice

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    What happens if I installed Windows 10 Pro OEM on a pre-installed Windows 10 Home Edition Dell laptop, will Windows 10 be activated or not?

    Dell Inspirion 15 5580
    RAM: 4GB
    Graphics: Intel 640UHD
    HDD: 1TB

    So do I have to install Windows Clean or upgrade to Windows 10 Home SL
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It won't be activated by the MSDM for Home.
     
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  3. sgyapps

    sgyapps MDL Novice

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    Thank you. So what should i do now
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Upgrade to Pro (or clean install) and activate by official key, KMS or HWID.
     
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  5. sgyapps

    sgyapps MDL Novice

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    What about pre-installed Windows partitions? Whether a pre-installed partition will be deleted on clean install
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You can keep them or delete them at the partitioning setup stage, during clean install.
     
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  7. sgyapps

    sgyapps MDL Novice

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    And if I want to go to pre-installed windows again, what to do and please don't mind, I am afraid to take the risk because of I have a new laptop
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You can always clean install the originally pre-installed OS by ISO, it will be able to readout the MSDM bioskey and activate it by that key.

    But if you not confident to do this, then don't:)
     
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  9. sgyapps

    sgyapps MDL Novice

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    :(o_O
     
  10. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Guide Dog

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    Why so sad? If you are not confident, read up on the process. It's not rocket science. If you make a mistake, your PC won't start chucking nukes at China. This forum is a veritable goldmine of information. Hang around and read read read until your confidence attains :);) level.
     
  11. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    I upgraded a DEll G3 15 with Windows 10 Core this way :
    - disconnect from the Internet
    - settings ->Activation-->Change product key (don't use slmgr /ipk pro key)
    - enter the pro key
    - Your system will be updated and rebooted
    - After reboot activate your system with a KMS solution (or whatever solution you can find).