I tried to phone activate and it said the activation code was invalid. But, we willnot assist with any Windows 10 Pro operating system or software issues because we did not ship it with Windows 10 Pro. Because your hardware already has a digital license for the Pro edition, it will activate automatically. I took an older dell machine , tried installing Dell from the Windows 10 recovery media, but it couldn't even find a drive. Enter the Pro license key and see what happens.
Wait while Windows installs When this phase of setup is complete, Windows will automatically restart then reboot into setup again. Running Fully featured Pro version will depend upon your choice and require the activation. For that purpose, this allows the skipping of an installation step. I think it is the same as the Windows 10 recovery disk that Dell includes with some systems anyway. There are some post that allude it is because of the fall creators version 1709 has broken things.
You will have to purchase a license. Is it a free or paid version? So, if you purchased a retail Windows 10 Home license and you purchase a Windows 10 Pro upgrade, that upgrade will only work on a single computer. I m facing the same trouble with Microsoft. Windows 10 decides which version Home or Pro to install in the following order: 1. Straightforward suggestions appreciated - Many Thanks ReTyred, Click the link below for information upgrading to Windows 10 Pro. I'm an advanced user and I've never seen anything like that.
With notepad create a file called ei. Is it a free or paid version? No offensive, hateful, or low-effort comments. In the future, if hardware were to fail, we would use our diagnostics to verify fail, then replace according to the warranty. Even features like Hyper-V virtualization and remote desktop can be replaced with third-party virtualization and remote-desktop-access tools. My company has purchased several desktops and laptops from Dell with Windows 10 Pro licensed but Windows 7 Pro installed by Dell i. I just reviewed this the other day on.
The copy of Windows 10 you download and upgrade from will correspond with the edition of Windows you have installed, if it does not, this is why you might be experiencing problems activating: Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8. Enter a different product key or buy a new product key. Choose All Settings You are now brought to the Store listing for Windows 10 Pro. You should contact location you bought the laptop and ask them is it possible to upgrade. The most recent review and update was published August 1, 2018.
This is a clunky process that requires a separate purchase transaction for every device. There is no earlier Window. I know I tried with a Windows 10 Home laptop tried to install Windows 10 Pro and it wasn't going to take it so I left it go. Setup will also prompt you to select the edition you have a license for - Home or Pro. I spent two nights with tier one support and never got a solution.
I added that solution to this thread. You are required to have a qualifying version of Windows installed on your device to purchase Volume Licensing Upgrades of Windows 10 Pro. More specifically, if your computer had a license for Windows 7 Home Premium you upgraded to Windows 10 Home. Is there another way that is both economical and efficient? Good to hear the key was valid. Check the product key and try again or enter a different one 0xc004f050.
If you are not happy with the results, then backup whatever data files you want to keep and do a clean install. Nevertheless I think that the solution for this can't be that I actually do a re-install from a fresh installation media. It looks like you have your answer. As you bought it from a 3rd party seller, please contact them and ask for a replacement. 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.