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    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 22nd Jul 19, 7:08 AM
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    win10 home > pro
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 7:08 AM
    win10 home > pro 22nd Jul 19 at 7:08 AM
    i am sure this has been covered before but can't find it.

    when win10 first rolled out i tried to update to pro with a win7 home license but microsoft wouldn't activate.

    do i need to buy a cheap license from ebay or is there another option?
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 22nd Jul 19, 7:46 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 7:46 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 7:46 AM
    You wouldn't have been able to upgrade to 10 Pro from a Windows 7 Home licence anyway.

    Is there any particular reason why you need Pro? Most of its benefits are for things most people wouldn't find or even use in a home environment:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare-windows-10-home-vs-pro
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 22nd Jul 19, 8:07 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 8:07 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 8:07 AM
    No particular reason. I am fitting a new graphics card this week and plan on doing a fresh install of win10 to clear out some of the junk
    "The Holy Writ of Gloucester Rugby Club demands: first, that the forwards shall win the ball; second, that the forwards shall keep the ball; and third, the backs shall buy the beer." - Doug Ibbotson
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 22nd Jul 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 11:12 AM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 11:12 AM
    If you don't have a reason to need Windows 10 Pro then don't bother going for it as you don't need to.
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 22nd Jul 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 12:03 PM
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    • 22nd Jul 19, 12:03 PM
    If you install W10 home then activate with a Pro license Windows will automatically install the additional Pro features. Which you won't notice.
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