Windows 10 Pro Product Key untransferrable?
Need some help with this one, my CPU/Mobo died a few weeks ago so i'm in the process of buying a new one. I originally had my Windows 8.1 upgraded for free to Windows 10 a few years ago so i'd like to keep my apparent 'free' licence.
I've plugged my old HDD into my laptop, loaded up ProduKey, and my activated copy of W10Pro has the exact same product key as the free ones you see all over the Internet, i.e one of these standard keys:
Windows 10 Home: YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 Windows 10 Pro: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T Windows 10 Home N: 4CPRK-NM3K3-X6XXQ-RXX86-WXCHW Windows 10 Home Single Language: BT79Q-G7N6G-PGBYW-4YWX6-6F4BT Windows 10 Home Country Specific: 7B6NC-V3438-TRQG7-8TCCX-H6DDY Windows 10 Professional N: 2B87N-8KFHP-DKV6R-Y2C8J-PKCKT Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB: WNMTR-4C88C-JK8YV-HQ7T2-76DF9 Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB N: 2F77B-TNFGY-69QQF-B8YKP-D69TJ Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB: DCPHK-NFMTC-H88MJ-PFHPY-QJ4BJ Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB N: QFFDN-GRT3P-VKWWX-X7T3R-8B639
.... does everyone have the same key when they get upgraded?
submitted by BluesFanUK
I upgradraded Windows 10 Home to Pro... By downgrading to 8.1
I have a HP Pavilion X2 detachable that came with Windows 10 home pre installed. The device is around 4 - 5 years old i think.
Now because of boredom, i put Win 8.1 on a USB key and did a clean install. Just to see how it would perform on Win 8.1
The first thing i noticed is that Win 8.1 setup detected a Win 8.1 pro key. It didnt ask for a key, it just went for Pro instead of Home.
After the setup completed, i connected with my wifi, and Windows 8.1 pro was activated!
So then after that, i tried upgrading to Win 10, and it detected Win 8.1 pro, so it installed Windows 10 Pro AND activated it afterwards as the Pro version!
Now this doesnt make sense. I dont believe that HP sold the exact model i have ever with Windows 8, and if they did, it would be a Home version to.
Anyone experienced the same with an HP device or other brand?
submitted by Simonsifon