We are not going to physically go through an upgrade installation process from 8. I opened the Microsoft remote assistance tool and watched while the guy disabled my anti-virus and firewall, then downloaded the upgrade again. I am convinced that this must also be able with some kind of script or commandline. I just want a script that makes life a whole lot easier. I happened to run Belarc Advisor just to get a snapshot of data for the file. Pro's and Con's of each route? I didn't do it my self so i have windows 8.
Step 5: On the following screen, select I accept the license terms box before clicking Add features button. If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. I just need to convert Windows 8. We plan to wipe the drives and install a custom image of Windows 8. The 10 Pro image will allow a fast upgrade in future if I decide I really want to use 10 in future.
Confirmed this by checking the features and i see that Hyper-V can be enabled. I've used Belarc Advisor many times. Eventually, while searching for possible answers as to why 8. I would like to buy a Windows 8. I suggest you stay with Windows 8.
Can this be automated is my question? My windows 8 was pre installed on the laptop so I don't have a key or any install media. Download and save both setup Install Windows 8 and Install Windows 8. Is there any other way to downgrade other than clean install? Otherwise you would do a clean installation. Works for both 32 bit and 64bit. Attempt 4: I rolled back again to the factory version of 8.
Whoever did that should give you the 8. Then I can upgrade to 10, and apply the key as you described to see if it will upgrade to 10 Pro and activate properly. Hi, First: You can use any Win8. I upgraded to win 10core from 8. Follow the steps to purchase and enter a product key. After a reboot the edition is Pro.
This is more of a question of how to obtain eligibility to use 8. The only one I have is for windows 7. But I haven't reused the non-Pro licenses. Thank you for your reply and advice. In all cases you keep your data and programs, so you don't have to reinstall everything.
I don't have experience upgrading operating systems, so I just want to be sure I'm thinking correctly about this. This works and does what i want. I did succeed in upgrading from 8. I am unsure if the key it gives me is the original key that came with windows 8 or the key that is on the windows 8. I heard windows 8 activation key is tied to motherboard. I called and it was about what I expected.
If there is more, you want to have it. That's the point with an upgrade, to save you all this trouble. I will let you know how I get on when I have managed to carry out your solution. I just read site indicated that I could´ve upgraded to windows 10pro from windows 7ultimate or 8pro for free. Are you saying you have windows 8 on one machine, and upgraded it to windows 8. Any advice on how to go about that? As I wanted to keep Windows Media Center, having established 10 Pro entitlement, I restored 8. Attempt 3: To eliminate any issues caused by the applications I had installed on Windows 8.