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    Default Win7 to pro 10

    What's the best way to go from win7 home to either win7pro or 10pro
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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    You may have to buy Win7 Pro or Win 10 Pro.

    I dont think the key for Home will work on Win7 Pro, and you can cant upgrade from Home to Win10 Pro.

    You need Win7 Pro or Ultimate to upgrade to Win 10 Pro

    You maybe able to install Win10 Home with the Win7 Home key, but thats about it
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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    buy the 7 home-pro upgrade (if still available) , it ug's from home to pro
    or buy the Win10 home-pro upgrade , it ug's from home to pro

    make sure its the ug from home to pro . It wont be free .

    Or, unless you specifically must have pro ( for connecting to domain, offline files, or RDC) , just stay with Win Home.

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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    Possibly the best way to downgrade to any version of Win 10% is posthumously, or failing that use a proxy, let someone else do it to their computer and they can suffer on your behalf.
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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    buy the 7 home-pro upgrade (if still available) , it ug's from home to proor buy the Win10 home-pro upgrade , it ug's from home to promake sure its the ug from home to pro . It wont be free .Or, unless you specifically must have pro ( for connecting to domain, offline files, or RDC) , just stay with Win Home.
    Yep need pro. So see what the cheapest upgrade is.
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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    Download a Windows 10 iso file, burn it to a DVD.
    Format the partition that you want to install to NTFS, usually the first primary.
    Clean install the Windows 10 Pro.
    You now have options:-
    1] Use W10 as is with no activation. Other than a few restrictions and depending on what you wish to do it will be usable.
    2] Try using a Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate Key
    3] Search on Google for how to activate windows 10, follow the instructions. (this works but is illegal)
    4] Contact Microsoft and purchase a key.
    5] Settle for Windows 10 Home as a normal free upgrade, if its not to your satisfaction you can do a clean install, it will activate on-line.

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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    Quote Originally Posted by mzee View Post
    1] Use W10 as is with no activation. Other than a few restrictions and depending on what you wish to do it will be usable.
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    Thats nuts
    I'l have to try it out, I guess most just assumed that unactivated Win10 would become unusable after 30days or so .
    Of course I guess at any time MS could just trigger the kill switch for unactivated 10's
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micros...r_grace_period

    Other question is, since its unactivated & no install key , will it be the equivalent of Home or Pro ? as they both use the same install CD.
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    Default Re: Win7 to pro 10

    You can just buy the home-pro upgrade online , via Win itself
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/w...windows-10-pro

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