1. LeoBloom.'s Avatar
    I was initially thinking of buying a Win10 Home key, but I realized I still have a Win7 Pro key I purchased that I have never upgraded to Win10 and is not currently in use.

    Two questions


    • Can I use the Win7 key to activate Win10 (or is that no longer an option)
    • Will Win10 Home turn into Win10 Pro (assuming I can still use key)
    01-03-2018 10:32 PM
  2. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I think using the W7 key is out.
    I would imagine that you could use the W10H and then pay to upgrade to pro.
    I'm not 100% though. Hopefully, somebody will come along who is more knowledgeable on this.
    01-03-2018 10:44 PM
  3. Aravind Belagaje's Avatar
    I was initially thinking of buying a Win10 Home key, but I realized I still have a Win7 Pro key I purchased that I have never upgraded to Win10 and is not currently in use.

    Two questions


    • Can I use the Win7 key to activate Win10 (or is that no longer an option)
    • Will Win10 Home turn into Win10 Pro (assuming I can still use key)
    Yes you can use windows 7 pro key and get windows 10 pro. Go to settings -> update & security -> activate windows and change product key. the pc will restart and take a similar process like upgrade.

    Note in this process no data is lost however if you want to revert back to home then you will loose your data.
    01-04-2018 12:01 AM
  4. LeoBloom.'s Avatar
    Update:

    1st attempt: convert Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro using generic key (ends in 3V66T) resulted in error: https://imgur.com/a/kovzT

    2nd attempt: put Windows 7 Pro key in Windows 10 Home "change key" field resulted in error

    3rd attempt: reinstall Windows 10 as Pro and enter Windows 7 Pro Key: Activation SUCCESS!

    Thank you all!
    saras112 and Scienceguy Labs like this.
    01-06-2018 09:31 AM
  5. fisrtme2212's Avatar
    you can activate Windows 7, then upgare to Windows 10
    01-09-2018 05:47 PM
  6. Lilla45's Avatar
    Through the microsoft provided loophole below, you can still upgrade from Win 7/8.x to 10 for FREE thru Jan 16, 2018. I did it on a client's Win 8.1 (OEM) pc just a few days ago, and it worked!

    PSA: Free upgrade offer for Windows 10 is still available for 10 more days [ends Jan 16, 2018]- Neowin https://www.neowin.net/news/psa-free...r-10-more-days

    Hope this helps,
    Lilla
    01-11-2018 01:20 PM

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