Windows 10 Home to Pro upgrade

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  1. deviation56

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  3. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    It wouldn't actually send it. A user needs to first either do the upgrade to Windows 10 or create the genuine ticket.
     
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    #4 deviation56, Feb 26, 2016
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    Thank you for the reply. But this confuses me because I have used my Windows 8.1 Pro key on other computers (that never had any version of Windows installed on them previously) to activate a clean install of Windows 10 pro without having to install Windows 7 first?

    *Edit: I do have my own Windows 8.1 product key. Just to clarify, this is an upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.

    Thanks!
     
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    #5 lobo11, Feb 26, 2016
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    This may be easier:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ut-going-through-the-complete-upgrade-process

    This is not a store bought Key is it:NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
     
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  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    You can activate Win 10 Pro if you have a old Win 7,8, or buy a Win 10 key, the default one will not work, if you have old one or buy new one you can enter it in what you have now.:D
     
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    deviation56 MDL Novice

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    The default key was only used to initiate the upgrade process from Windows 10 Home edition to Windows 10 Pro edition. I have an old Windows 8.1 key that I was trying to activate after entering the default key. As it turns out, the reason my old key was not working was because I needed to update to version 1511 of Windows 10 first. After running windows update, it accepted my old Windows 8 key just fine. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Don

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    I had a similar problem trying to upgrade. I tried phone activation and that didn't work either but after rebooting and entering a valid 8.1 pro key it activated fine.
     
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    glad you are activated to 8.1 Don
     
  10. lobo11

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    He activated Win 10 with Win 8.1 key:D
     
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