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Change Windows 10 Home to Pro Edition

JJacq2
Beginner
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Hello to all,

i would like to switch from a Home Edition to a Pro Version using keys that i already have.

Did someone had success to do it ?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I had success, but my path was slightly different; I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Pro and then let it upgrade to Windows 10.

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello:

Thank you for contacting the Intel® Communities.

Please refer to this article which includes the requirements of the system to support Windows 10* Pro.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-10-Pro/productID.319935900 Windows 10 Pro: Upgrade or Purchase - Microsoft Store

Here you can find a how-to upgrade from Windows 10* home to Pro that can help you.

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-easily-upgrade-windows-10-home-windows-10-pro How To: Easily Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows

Regards,

Esteban C

JJacq2
Beginner
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Thanks for your answer, but i have already Windows 10 Keys from my microsoft account. But i can't enter them in the Intel Stick.

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, jjung:

Are you receiving an error while trying to add the key?

What happens when you try to follow the steps in the articles provided before?

I look forward to your reply.

Regards,

Esteban C

JJacq2
Beginner
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Hello,

my key is now stuck with the Windows 10 upgrade

But i don't want to buy windows 10 as i already have a key from my volume licensing account from microsoft.

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello, jjung:

I would like to know what is the issue you are having with this, was the key rejected? Did you get any sort of error message?

You could provide me with a screenshot of the issue to better understand the situation. Just make sure you delete the key from the screenshot, this could be done with Paint.

I look forward to your reply.

Regards,

Esteban C

JJacq2
Beginner
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Hello Esteban,

the key isn't accepted to activate windows 10.

My key is now stuck after a Windows Update...so i can't show you a screen copy.

I don't remember the error code, but i was getting one for sure.

I'll contact the support to make a RMA on it.

Thanks

JJacq2
Beginner
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Hello Esteban

i have a 3rd key on Windows that i just tested.

Here's the both message depending the key i use :

The second screen says :

The Product key you entered can't be use to activate this Windows edition. Try another key.

JJacq2
Beginner
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I just upgraded my key to the last version of Windows and here's the message that i have ;

JJacq2
Beginner
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Hello,

Just found a solution !!!

I've found a post on Microsoft giving a Windows 10 Pro Generic Key :

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-ent-build-105... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-ent-build-105...

I did enter it to change my version, it worked.

After a reboot, Windows asked me a working key for Win 10 Pro. I intered the one from my MS VLSC and it worked !!!

EstebanA_C_Intel
Employee
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Hello:

I am glad to hear that a fix for this has been posted by Microsoft.

Certainly this will help future customers possible experiencing issues with the update.

Regards,

Esteban C

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