Windows 8.1 Non Pro -> Windows 10 Pro

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by polford, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. polford

    polford MDL Novice

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    Hey,

    I got my Windows 7 Ultimate machine upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 10240 without problems. It's activated and everything seems fine.

    I got another notebook with Windows 8.1 (Non-Pro). Can I upgrade it to 10 Pro the same way as well? Or can I only upgrade it to Windows 10 Home?

    thanks,

    polford
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Not the Free Upgrade. That would need to Upgrade Win 7 to Pro prior to this, or buy Win 10 Pro key.
     
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  3. polford

    polford MDL Novice

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    But upgrading to Win 10 Home should be free, shouldn't it? At least that's what I read ...
     
  4. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Win 10 Upgrade Path - this post.
     
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  5. Simpuhl

    Simpuhl MDL Senior Member

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    Right now I believe you can upgrade to Windows 10 technical preview and upgrade to pro for $1 through the add features setting
     
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  6. Lacius

    Lacius MDL Junior Member

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    You can upgrade to Windows 10 Home for free.
    Alternatively, you could upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro using the Add Features option and inputting the generic Windows 8.1 Pro key, activate Windows 8.1 Pro using MAK or KMS, and then update to Windows 10 Pro for free.
     
  7. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    If your win8.1 has an updated pkeyconfig(thru WU), you could use PID checker to see what's the version of OEM;DM key, it probably is Win10 Home, and that's the edition you will get with the free upgrade on/after Jul 29. :D
     
  8. nacnay

    nacnay MDL Novice

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    I have Windows 8.1 Pro WMC activated via phone. Can I get Windows 10 Pro activated version through upgrade?
     
  9. Lacius

    Lacius MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, Windows 8.1 Pro WMC gets upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free. Windows 10 kills off WMC, however.
     
  10. MrAnalysis

    MrAnalysis MDL Senior Member

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    Install Windows 7 pro activate with Daz loader upgrade to 10... done.
     
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  11. develpoingexpert

    develpoingexpert MDL Novice

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    #11 develpoingexpert, Jul 31, 2015
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    I was able to upgrade my free windows 8.1 enterprise toolkit activated pc to windows 10 pro for free. Process is simple. Become a Insider and upgrade to Windows 10 Insider Pro build by booting to the same using a usb. Install the latest Windows 10 build 10240 Pro. It was activated on booting up.
     
  12. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    U might try the tool UpDown8 from Tito and upgrade it to pro b4
     
  13. chantszhim

    chantszhim MDL Junior Member

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    As I know, the license not allow you to do this, but you still can activate Windows 7 with the same key.