1. Mateo Tosic's Avatar
    I had Windows 10 Pro on my older laptop (upgraded from Windows 7 Professional) and I recently bought new laptop with Windows 10 Home already installed. I would like to explore and learn something about developing apps for Microsoft HoloLens and HoloLens emulator requires Windows 10 Pro because Home edition does not support Hyper-V. I don-t want to use my old laptop for this because it has only 2 GB of RAM and I use it mostly for exploring the internet using Microsoft Edge, reading Windows Central and watching movies. So, I would like to switch systems on these two devices, putting Pro edition on the new laptop and the Home edition on the old one. Is that possible and how could I do it? Thanks for reading this question and if You know the answer I would really appreciate if You answer it.
    08-15-2016 08:50 AM
  2. mjperry51's Avatar
    Windows 10 licenses are tied to the hardware. I'm not sure you can swap a license.

    The inexpensive way would be to just upgrade the new laptop to Win 10 Pro. . . (I think)
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    08-15-2016 11:26 AM
  3. ads13's Avatar
    I think you have to download W10 Home & Pro ISOs from http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=V5KLRKW3

    AND

    After installing OS on desired Laptop, Activate both OS manually(Use of product key in case of PRO version is recommended) via How to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change | Windows Central
    Last edited by Aman Deep Singh; 08-15-2016 at 12:48 PM.
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    08-15-2016 12:08 PM
  4. Mateo Tosic's Avatar
    Thank you very much.I'll try this when I catch time.
    08-25-2016 11:00 AM
  5. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Basically, if you have a boxed retail copy of Windows (or upgraded from a retail copy) then you can install that on any PC (though only on one at a time).

    If you have an OEM copy (ie. one that came with the PC from the shop) then that is tied to the PC itself and cannot be transferred. If you updated it to Pro, then that update is also locked to the PC.

    The lesson to learn is that it is almost never worth upgrading an OEM copy of Windows from Home to Pro. It costs a bit more to buy Pro as a boxed retail edition of Windows rather than an update, but you will save money in the long run as you can keep it between hardware changes.
    09-07-2016 06:23 AM
  6. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    You can purchase the upgrade from Home to Pro at the store. $99.00

    How to Upgrade From Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional
    09-07-2016 07:10 AM

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