Question Is it safe to upgrade windows version using keys avaliable online

thuanquoc2001

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I got a laptop which come with winodws 10 home preinstalled, i tried upgrading to windows 10 pro using a microsoft account which is linked to a windnows 10 pro key but it did not work, so i went online and i found a few sites which have lots of windows 10 keys on it. Can i use them to upgrade my windows 10 from home to pro?
 

Gam3r01

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Are any of them sold by microsoft?
If not, then no they are not a good idea.

You can find plenty of threads on here about the risk of grey market keys. The short of it is they are non-genuine/stolen keys that can be revoked at any time whenever MS does a sweep to pull keys.
 
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LordVile

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Are any of them sold by microsoft?
If not, then no they are not a good idea.

You can find plenty of threads on here about the risk of grey market keys. The short of it is they are non-genuine/stolen keys that can be revoked at any time whenever MS does a sweep to pull keys.
Never had issue with mine, they even transferred my old home license for me.
 
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thuanquoc2001

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Are any of them sold by microsoft?
If not, then no they are not a good idea.

You can find plenty of threads on here about the risk of grey market keys. The short of it is they are non-genuine/stolen keys that can be revoked at any time whenever MS does a sweep to pull keys.
If the revoke that key, will it go back to the original key? Or the original key be revoked as well?
 
just a side note, my ms account has 3 windows 10 licences (2x pro , 1x home)
2 of them are OEM and are tied to hardware, only 1 of them is retail
and so far had no issues with reactivating
anyway one licence per computer...so if your pro key is already used on another PC, u cant use it on another, in case PC with pro licence died and u know windows wont run ever again on it, then ull may need to delete that PC from your account
still in any case u will need to have any form of licence KEY to enter it (retail key), doest matter if u got it from M$ in email, or you got sticker, but never use "free" keys laying on google, in that case u may be better of just installing win 10 pro and not entering any key
 
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To upgrade from Home to Pro you first need to install Pro then enter the new Pro activation key. There are cheap codes on Amazon with plenty of good reviews. I tried one recently and it works fine.
 

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