1. VARUNGUPTA16061992's Avatar
    I just got a laptop with Windows 8 in it. Since i just have a day to go for upgrade, i wanna ask will Windows 8 Product key qualify for windows 10??
    Else it will be long route via win8.1
    Also i have image of windows 10 pro (acquired via microsoft) with me. Will it be of any help if i want to upgrade Windows 8 single language to windows 10?? (i remember vista had an option to choose the edition of u dont have product key, is same facility available for win10?
    07-27-2016 12:13 PM
  2. El Nelson's Avatar
    I just got a laptop with Windows 8 in it. Since i just have a day to go for upgrade, i wanna ask will Windows 8 Product key qualify for windows 10??
    Else it will be long route via win8.1
    Also i have image of windows 10 pro (acquired via microsoft) with me. Will it be of any help if i want to upgrade Windows 8 single language to windows 10?? (i remember vista had an option to choose the edition of u dont have product key, is same facility available for win10?
    Hello, I have the same problem.
    Please someone should help answer.
    07-27-2016 12:54 PM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I just got a laptop with Windows 8 in it. Since i just have a day to go for upgrade, i wanna ask will Windows 8 Product key qualify for windows 10??
    Else it will be long route via win8.1
    Also i have image of windows 10 pro (acquired via microsoft) with me. Will it be of any help if i want to upgrade Windows 8 single language to windows 10?? (i remember vista had an option to choose the edition of u dont have product key, is same facility available for win10?
    You can update to windows 10, no issue with you having 8.

    If you want to have pro installed, you need to have the license for pro. You can install pro after the upgrade is finished to 10
    07-28-2016 01:46 AM
  4. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Hello, I have the same problem.
    Please someone should help answer.
    you have the same exact situation or something a bit different?
    07-28-2016 01:47 AM
  5. El Nelson's Avatar
    My laptop has Windows 8 pre installed.
    I want to know if I would have an issue upgrading from Win8 to Win10 directly without having to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.
    07-28-2016 05:56 AM
  6. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    My laptop has Windows 8 pre installed.
    I want to know if I would have an issue upgrading from Win8 to Win10 directly without having to upgrade to Windows 8.1 first.
    windows 7 users can upgrade directly from 7 to 10 without passing through 8 and 8.1 so I don't believe you will have any issues with the update.
    07-28-2016 06:07 AM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Windows 7 or 8 is eligible for Windows 10. As long as it is installed on your computer you can do the upgrade. You don't need to enter a serial number . As long as Win 7 or 8 or 8.1 is on your computer and activated you can upgrade to Windows 10. You better do it today or tomorrow after July 29th it wont be free anymore.
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    07-28-2016 07:10 AM
  8. El Nelson's Avatar
    Windows 7 or 8 is eligible for Windows 10. As long as it is installed on your computer you can do the upgrade. You don't need to enter a serial number . As long as Win 7 or 8 or 8.1 is on your computer and activated you can upgrade to Windows 10. You better do it today or tomorrow after July 29th it wont be free anymore.
    I think that should answer my question.
    Thanks.
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    07-28-2016 07:17 AM
  9. El Nelson's Avatar
    I finally tried to upgrade.
    Download the upgrade app from MS website ran it and the dowload started.
    When the dowload was done, it read checking download and surprisingly started downloading from 0%.
    I stopped it since my data plan was running out. I would like to try the media image (iso file) option to prevent this but since I've not upgraded to Win10 before am wondering if I would run into problems activating with my windows 8 activation key.
    Please any suggestions?
    07-28-2016 11:34 PM
  10. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I finally tried to upgrade.
    Download the upgrade app from MS website ran it and the dowload started.
    When the dowload was done, it read checking download and surprisingly started downloading from 0%.
    I stopped it since my data plan was running out. I would like to try the media image (iso file) option to prevent this but since I've not upgraded to Win10 before am wondering if I would run into problems activating with my windows 8 activation key.
    Please any suggestions?
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO

    How to do a clean installation of Windows 10 | Windows Central
    07-29-2016 12:13 AM
  11. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I finally tried to upgrade.
    Download the upgrade app from MS website ran it and the dowload started.
    When the dowload was done, it read checking download and surprisingly started downloading from 0%.
    I stopped it since my data plan was running out. I would like to try the media image (iso file) option to prevent this but since I've not upgraded to Win10 before am wondering if I would run into problems activating with my windows 8 activation key.
    Please any suggestions?
    you shouldn't be doing the upgrade using cellular or limited data - the update can be as big as 6GB and there will be app updates which can also take another 2-3GB. Get wifi or ethernet
    07-29-2016 12:14 AM
  12. El Nelson's Avatar
    you shouldn't be doing the upgrade using cellular or limited data - the update can be as big as 6GB and there will be app updates which can also take another 2-3GB. Get wifi or ethernet
    But it isn't normal for it to start downloading from 0% when the dowload is done, is it?
    07-29-2016 02:59 AM
  13. El Nelson's Avatar
    07-29-2016 03:00 AM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    But it isn't normal for it to start downloading from 0% when the dowload is done, is it?
    That I cannot say - this isn't IDM where there is resume capability. If you have noticed, a lot of the updates and app updates start from 0 if something goes wrong
    07-29-2016 04:32 AM
  15. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    How about the activation code?
    I reached the stage where I got the download file without entering activation code. I believe when the ISO starts installing, it will read the product key from the machine itself
    El Nelson likes this.
    07-29-2016 04:39 AM

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