Windows 10 home to pro upgrade?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by heartbrake, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. heartbrake

    heartbrake MDL Novice

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    Hi, I have windows 10 home preinstalled in my new laptop. I did not get any license or dvd. I am guessing that this windows 10 home is activated with Hardware ID. I want to upgrade to win 10 pro by installing win7, daz and then upgrade. Will 10 pro activation work or not?
     
  2. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Wazoo, Mar 17, 2016
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    I made it work.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ed-computers?p=1214028&viewfull=1#post1214028
    Just remember to create "Recovery Media" before you start.
     
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  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #3 Enthousiast, Mar 17, 2016
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    Your windows 10 Home is activated by using the embedded oem:Dm bios key, no HWID but by oem:Dm key.

    You could try to install 7 Ultimate or Pro activated by DAZ's loader and upgrade to 10 pro (use the 10240 Multiple Edtions ISO to upgrade, when you use the 10586 ISO it will install Home again, because it readsout the oem:Dm key and will only install that version).

    Or install 7 Ultimate or pro with daz and follow YEN's "howto" get around doing the upgrade process and do a clean install (from boot) with the 10586 Multiple Editions with the following ei.cfg inserted in the sources folder:

    This one will give you the option to select the desired version:
    Code:
    [Channel]
    _DEFAULT
    
    [VL]
    0
    This one will autoselect Pro:

    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    
    [Channel]
    _DEFAULT
    
    [VL]
    0
    
     
  4. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    #4 Wazoo, Mar 17, 2016
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    Create a bootable USB or CD/DVD containing Windows 7 PRO.

    In BIOS you will have to:
    1) disable "Secure Boot" - (UEFI doesn't like booting from unsigned boot media)
    2) enable "Legacy" or "CSM" (Compatibility Support Module) - this is to support MBR partition

    Then use a program like GPARTED to set the HDD/SSD for 'MBR Partition Table'.

    Windows Loader is only compatible with MBR (Master Boot Record) partitions. It does not work for GPT (GUID Partition Table) partitions.
    If you want to use GPT then you would need WindSLIC to activate Windows 7.
     
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  5. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    #5 uffbros, Mar 19, 2016
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    Are you sure that the VL should be 0 and not 1? I read on another site you want a 1 for VL? What would be the difference? Thanks.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I never experienced a problem with either 0 nor 1, most people use the vl iso's in combination with a kms emulator, and they don't care if it's 0 or 1 :D