After you upgrade from Windows 10 Home, the Windows 10 Pro digital license is attached to the specific hardware you just upgraded, allowing you to reinstall that edition of Windows on that hardware anytime, without the need for a product key. It is one of the nice new features about Windows 10 that eliminates keeping track of the product key. Not surprisingly, I ended up with an installation of Windows 10 Home. A Windows 10 recovery disk was used for recovery, and after the recovery procedure was completed, Windows 10 Home was installed on the computer. I usually install on a virtual machine and build a custom image to be deployed to a large number of computers.
If you don't see this, then modify your installation media as posted above. Translated By: Ahmed Sheme Source:. Give it a try and see if the key is rejected too. I also tried to clean disk with disk part. This down-market edition maybe we should just call it Windows for Cheapskates doesn't have the features you need for getting real work done: Remote Desktop server access, BitLocker disk encryption, group policy support, and control over when updates get installed, just for starters. Not sure what to do now, I don't really want to install the original 8.
Ok so from the top, I have a Sony Vaio which had 8. The former is more convenient, though, so I'd recommend trying that first! The system was properly activated, because Microsoft's servers recognized the hardware and used the digital license. Since your device is already digitally linked, the system will be activated automatically. Your upgrade is now a digital license, attached to your unique hardware. After entering the product key, follow the prompts to perform the upgrade.
This is how Windows works, and I'm confident Windows will activate automatically. Maybe you still have a key for one of the heavily discounted upgrades to Windows 8 Pro that Microsoft offered in the first few months after that product's ill-fated launch in 2012. . But for my suprise when Widows started up it was still Windows 10 Home edition!!! When installation is completed, it will be activated automatically. I'm assuming you downloaded your. In this article I will explain how you can install Windows 10 Professional in just a few steps. Microsoft first made this option available in Windows 10 version 1511.
. When prompted, be sure to choose Windows 10 Pro as the edition to install. I can give it a test again on Monday, just to confirm. Please know that you can also reply with current situation, we are always here to help you further. Hey Guys I have a really strange issue going on, I don't know what Microsoft are up to. After that, use your Pro key and try to activate. Since then, the binding process has been greatly simplified.
I don't remember Windows 10 doing that. The seller is adamant its a legitimate product key sells plenty of keys. In my case it worked anyway. Is it possible that a Pro licence key only registers for a full install and not for an upgrade? Here's how to get yours. In other cases, the upgrade process to Pro takes a few minutes.
It would be much useful for the person who will come across the similar issue in the future. I started thinking, and realized I hardly ever install Windows 10 on a real computer. If you encounter a similar problem, then you do not need to look for the original product key. Give it a try and see if the key is rejected too. There is some important missing information in your question. And thought I had 7 Pro. In fact, you can use a product key from any of these older Windows versions to perform a clean install or to upgrade to Pro.
Sometimes stickers for older license keys are still present on refurbished computers. . I was like, well lets go Windows 10 Pro. Or at least how can I get rid of Windows 10 home edition!? It is important to clarify that the old product key will need to be applied only once. Net reinstall with upgrade version One of the incorrect scenarios arises when your system has digital licenses for both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.