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Windows 10 upgrade -- no Pro version?

hanime 656 144 June 18, 2016 at 10:27 AM
I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64 Professional, activated and everything. I used Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to upgrade to Windows 10 x64. When I am in Windows 10 with an internet connection, I see that it is activated. However, the Windows version is Windows 10 Home edition, not Pro. My understanding is Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate editions will give you Windows 10 Pro when you upgrade. Something has changed.

I then did a clean install of Windows 10 via USB stick (ISO from Media Creation Tool), but there was no option to choose between the editions such as Home or Pro. It just installs Home edition by default automatically. Any ideas?

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It should be upgrading you to Windows 10 Pro.

Try this to upgrade from Home to Pro:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-u...ws-10-pro#

Just read through the requirements.
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I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64 Professional, activated and everything. I used Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to upgrade to Windows 10 x64. When I am in Windows 10 with an internet connection, I see that it is activated. However, the Windows version is Windows 10 Home edition, not Pro. My understanding is Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate editions will give you Windows 10 Pro when you upgrade. Something has changed.

I then did a clean install of Windows 10 via USB stick (ISO from Media Creation Tool), but there was no option to choose between the editions such as Home or Pro. It just installs Home edition by default automatically. Any ideas?
Windows will automatically install the version that the license key supports. How did you perform your first upgrade? If you do a clean install make sure the pc is not connected to the internet and enter your win7 pro key at installation.
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Did you create a Pro ISO? From the Microsoft Media Creation tool Page:

> Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.

Sounds like you didn't select Windows 10 Professional when building your USB ISO.
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Did you create a Pro ISO? From the Microsoft Media Creation tool Page:

> Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.

Sounds like you didn't select Windows 10 Professional when building your USB ISO.
The media creation tool doesn't have a home and pro version, just x32 and x64 or both.
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-u...windows-10
contact microsoft if necessary
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Quote from HarryH3 View Post :
Did you create a Pro ISO? From the Microsoft Media Creation tool Page:

> Edition of Windows. You should also choose the same edition of Windows. To check what edition you're currently running, go to PC info in PC settings or System in Control Panel, and look for Windows edition.

Sounds like you didn't select Windows 10 Professional when building your USB ISO.
Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
The media creation tool doesn't have a home and pro version, just x32 and x64 or both.
Liquid is correct. Initially there was an option. It was then removed and you could install pro or home from the same media. (I believe the change occurred with the November update to the media creation tool that allowed users to install 10 with their 7 key)
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Liquid is correct. Initially there was an option. It was then removed and you could install pro or home from the same media. (I believe the change occurred with the November update to the media creation tool that allowed users to install 10 with their 7 key)
I don't know if this works. http://www.askvg.com/fix-cant-sel...tallation/

I'd try the changing key method in one of the links above, input the pro key, and it should upgrade.
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Liquid is correct. Initially there was an option. It was then removed and you could install pro or home from the same media. (I believe the change occurred with the November update to the media creation tool that allowed users to install 10 with their 7 key)

If you did indeed have pro version than it should've upgraded you to win 10 pro, no option, no questions asked. You need to verify if your key is indeed win 7 pro.

I've upgraded from win 7 pro to win 10 pro, also win 8.1 pro to win 10 pro. The only issues I had were with win 8.1 pro to win 10 pro. I have the double boot issue. My win 7 pro does not do this.
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Quote from sushigaiden View Post :
If you did indeed have pro version than it should've upgraded you to win 10 pro, no option, no questions asked. You need to verify if your key is indeed win 7 pro.

I've upgraded from win 7 pro to win 10 pro, also win 8.1 pro to win 10 pro. The only issues I had were with win 8.1 pro to win 10 pro. I have the double boot issue. My win 7 pro does not do this.
I am not the OP.
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I am not the OP.
Just adding on to what you had stated, thats why I quoted you.
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New build of windows 10 (Fast ring) addresses people who have had versioning issues. Take a look http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-...leshooter/
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