How To Upgrade/Clean Install Windows 10
(During the installation process, you need to use the license we emailed to activate.)
Method 1: Upgrade/Clean Install Windows 10 from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 using Microsoft download link:
- Download Tool Now
- Open Windows 10 download page. Under the “Create Windows 10 installation media” section, click the Download tool now button to save the file on your device.
- Double-click the MediaCreationToolxxxx.exe file to launch the tool. (You need to be an administrator to run this tool.)
- Click the Accept button to agree to the Microsoft terms.
- On the What do you want to do? page, select Upgrade this PC now, and then select Next.
- After downloading and installing, the tool will walk you through how to set up Windows 10 on your PC.
- During the installation process, the tool will ask you to enter a license to activate. You need to open the email containing the license you purchased to activate Windows 10.
- When Windows 10 is ready to install, you’ll see a recap of what you’ve chosen, and what will be kept through the upgrade. Select Change what to keep to set whether you would like to Keep personal files and apps, or Keep personal files only, or choose to keep Nothing during the upgrade.
- Save and close any open apps and files you may be running, and when you’re ready, select Install.
- It might take some time to install Windows 10, and your PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.
[Fix] Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F8F – 0x20000
When you attempt to upgrade to Windows 10 from a Windows 7/8 computer using Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool, the error
0x80072F8F - 0x20000 may appear. The full error message verbatim is below:
There was a problem running this tool We're not sure what happened, but we're unable to run this tool on your PC. If you continue experiencing problems, reference the error code when contacting customer support. Error code: 0x80072F8F - 0x20000
To resolve the Media Creation Tool Error 0x80072F8F – 0x20000 error on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers, enable the TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 protocols. Follow these steps to do so:
- Make sure your system is fully updated.
- Open Notepad.
- Copy the following lines into Notepad.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WinHttp] "DefaultSecureProtocols"=dword:00000a00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WinHttp] "DefaultSecureProtocols"=dword:00000a00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.1\Client] "DisabledByDefault"=dword:00000000 "Enabled"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.2\Client] "DisabledByDefault"=dword:00000000 "Enabled"=dword:00000001
- Save the file with a .reg extension — e.g.,
- Double-click the
enable_tls.regfile to apply the settings into the registry. Click Yes when asked for confirmation.
- If you’re using Windows 7, download the KB3140245 package (TLS 1.1/1.2 enablement update) from Microsoft and install it. This step may not be needed for Windows 8 and Restart Windows.
Method 2: Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Professional using CMD
1.Open CMD with Run as Administrator
Important Note: You need to select “Run As Administrator” to get upgrade permission.
2. You need to copy the entire following code and paste it into CMD, then Enter. (It uses Microsoft’s Default Key to upgrade from Home to Pro):
DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition
DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions
sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv
changepk.exe /productkey VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Note: If you see “Windows upgrade failed”, you restart your pc. It will upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. (It will show as Windows 10 Pro)
3. After the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is completed, You need to Restart your computer and do the following steps to Activate Windows 10 Pro license:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Update & security.
- Click on Activation.
- Click the Change product key link.
- Type the 25-digit product key for the version of Windows 10 Pro. (License key in Email, If the key does not work please restart the computer and try step 3 again after a minute.)
- Click Next to complete the process.