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Can't uprade my windows 10 to PRO

by Abraham Levy / December 8, 2015 1:42 AM PST

I am one of pioneer users of windows 10. Now I was suggested to upgrade to PRO version. Trying to do so the process was very long and was stuck at 47% of it...after few hours switched off my PC. Lucky after 5 min computer managed to restore my last version....I didn't give up and after few hours tried again and reached same point of 47% done....can some one comment on that ?

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I've seen that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2015 6:00 AM PST

It varies from machine to machine but I've run into this with causes being an antivirus suite, some USB HDD, printer, other thing plugged in to registry cleaners. As I can't check those for you, you have to think about what's not stock and keep thinking that the upgrade expects a plain OS and lots of free space.

There's another issue I can't tell if it applies. Some early W10 adopters have the old license/version of the free beta days. That license will die and you can't upgrade those. That can be very upsetting to those that thought they were getting it for free.

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Thanks for your answer
by Abraham Levy / December 8, 2015 6:49 AM PST
In reply to: I've seen that.

I am afraid that won't help much. I'll have to wait and look what to do. Can you be more specific about the W10 license as I don't know if it applies to me
Again thanks

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To be more specific
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2015 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for your answer
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WOW You are fast
by Abraham Levy / December 8, 2015 7:12 AM PST
In reply to: To be more specific

Thanks R. Proffitt

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Thanks for answer
by Abraham Levy / December 9, 2015 6:20 AM PST
In reply to: Is this what you did?

Yes I tried to update my free windows 10 to PRO. I am not aware that it should cost money. I know that windows 10 was free and did not realize going to PRO would cost... by the way, I was suggested to update to WIN 10 PRO by the mechanism of windows update...
I will have to approach Microsoft center to get clarifications..
Any How thanks orlbuckeye

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I tried to trade in my chevy
by James Denison / December 9, 2015 6:28 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for answer

for a cadillac, but they wanted me to pay them more money. I was outraged. Wink

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FWIW I've been on 10 since 10/11/14 & now have 10586 Pro.
by wpgwpg / December 9, 2015 6:53 AM PST

I signed up for the insider program as soon as it was available last year. I didn't upgrade from anything, and have upgraded two desktops with every version since. Now WINVER says I have the 10586 version of Pro with no expiration date on both PCs. I have multiple boot on both these test computers, and Windows 7 & 8.1 on them are still licensed.
If I remember, the Insider versions were all Pro, but the 8.1 installs on both PCs are Pro as well, so maybe that had something to do with it. No doubt MS has done a great job of confusing the issue! Sad If you haven't seen it, there's a FAQ that might help here:
Good luck.

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Thanks for answer
by Abraham Levy / December 9, 2015 7:28 AM PST

I have similar problem with my Mazda6 2008 moving to 2016...
But I used your link and checked my windows 10 version - it says windows 10 Pro...
never mind, looks it will remain unclear

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