I would personally hold off on updating and use the win7 machines as long as you can. The option to complete the upgrade was there. This will get you on Windows 10 Home. You will have to and they may be able to assist you with a free upgrade to 10. I need hyper-v virtualization and remote desktop. Another update: Upgrade to Win 10 Pro from Home failed using the 'retail' Pro key, got some error code that upgrade wasn't possible.
If I were to buy a key for Windows 7 Pro could I use that to upgrade? Rebooted and tried again, and same thing. This kind of challenge to me. They want you on Win 10. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. That is no-longer an option and I don't think it was a legal option when you did it. If you want to buy a key for Windows 10 Pro, go the Activation page in Settings and click the Go to Store button. If it doesn't, see the warning above - you can't go back to Home version and activated - unless you clean install.
Check what version of Windows 7 you have. Windows 7 Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium will upgrade to Windows 10 Home. If you have a Windows 8. If you decide to buy a key in for the purpose of comprising Windows 10 Pro, navigate to the Activation segment in Settings field and hit the Go to Store button. No key was ever needed.
This is the last method I would choose. On the Microsoft Community Forums, says: From your Windows 10 Home running Version 1511, enter the Windows 10 Pro Default key under change product key. If it is asking for a key for an upgrade there is something wrong. It will change your product from home to pro. The same thing with drivers, they will be entirely different drivers, so tracking down your Win 7 ones will just waste time. After it asking for a product key, I decided to go into the Win7 version and check the key to be sure I had the right one selected. I'm sure you're right about now.
No harm no foul on that one. . Use a Image Clone program to back up the laptop to an external Drive or to the desktop if both computers Network. I'll see if our Microsoft Partner can save us some money on the upgrade. But right now I realize I entered the original key which was a 32 bit version, and it failed. I'd run it by a reseller just to make sure you're not going to pay more with retail licensing.
I, among others, don't like making any assumptions on here. And as Bill mentioned, is not transferable. Although, you can always get a Windows 10 Pro product key and then upgrade, sometimes, you want to see if your computer will support the upgrade or you want to test the operating system before making the purchase, and using the default product key, you have at least another option. I need the added networking functionality on my new system. I have no choice to reset it, and bam! But a in-place upgrade to Windows 10 Home should work right? No harm no foul on that one. According to Microsoft the offer for free upgraded ended in.
I'd run it by a reseller just to make sure you're not going to pay more with retail licensing. You can also activate a clean Windows 10 by using getosstate. Change the key again and enter your own 10 pro key and activate it. That will trigger the upgrade, but it will not activate pro. A clean install is out of the question - there's too much to re-install, and more or less impossible to do remotely.
I think I just figured out why the laptop is not Pro. No, still the same price. It is a pity you never asked about this this earlier: The free upgrade to Windows 10 offer from Microsoft expired on the 29th July, 2016. Thanks for all the help! If I were to buy a key for Windows 7 Pro could I use that to upgrade? I'll post back how it goes. The upgrade process takes quite a while to complete so be patient. Can't you just upgrade directly from Home to Pro using a valid key? It will change your product from home to pro. I don't want to waste my time doing windows 7 update, I know this question might looks stupid, but I don't want to miss important update in windows 7 that might be a requirement in windows 10, or it won't hurt if I just skip win 7 update and straightly upgrade to win 10? I thought it would just upgrade it.