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Error Code: 0xc004f210, Activation of Window 10 Home

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I downloaded and installed Windows 10 Home over a Windows 7 Professional installation (factory installed on a Fujitsu notebook) and have been unable to activate it. It fails with this message:

You are running Windows 10 Home. The product key you entered cannot be used to activate this edition.

Error Code: 0xc004f210

Some recommendations were to try to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional, but that option does not seem to be available.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Old title: Activation of Window 10 Home.

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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro using the following default product key:


Review instructions how to perform an Easy Upgrade using the default key:

How to Perform an Easy Upgrade in Windows 10 

After upgrading, proceed to enter the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Windows 8 Pro product key.

Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change the product key

Enter the product key, close then restart your computer, it should reactivate automatically.

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