Windows Anytime Upgrade Cost

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Before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, make sure your device is up to date and running the most recent version of Windows 10 Home. For more info about how to keep your PC updated, see Windows Update: FAQ.
To upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro and activate your device, you'll need a valid product key or a digital license for Windows 10 Pro.

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As of October 30, 2015, the Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro Pack (which upgraded Windows 8 Home or 8.1 Home to Windows 8 Pro or 8.1 Pro, with Media Center) and Media Pack (which added Media Center to Windows 8 Pro or 8.1 Pro) are no longer available for purchase from Microsoft.

  • The Windows 8 upgrade edition will be available online and at retail for $119.99 MSRP (U.S.). The Windows 8 Pro Pack will cost $99.99 MSRP (U.S.). The Windows 8 Media Center Pack will cost $9.99 MSRP (U.S.).
  • Upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium for $79.99. Moving from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional will cost $89.99 and a jump to Windows 7 Ultimate from Home Premium cost slice away $139.99. As Microsoft also announced Windows 7 Family Pack (will be on offer from 22nd October) that consists of 3 licenses for Win 7 Home Premium would save you $200!
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Note: If you don't have a product key or a digital license, you can buy Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft Store. Select the Start button, select Settings > Update & Security> Activation , and then select Go to Microsoft Store. From here, you can also see how much this upgrade will cost.
Open Activation settings

Use the following chart to determine which activation method you'll use:

If you got Windows 10 by..

Activation method

Upgrading to Windows 10 for free from an eligible device running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

Digital license

Buying a Windows 10 Pro upgrade from the Microsoft Store app and successfully activated Windows 10.

Digital license

Being a Windows Insider and upgrading to the newest Windows 10 Insider Preview build on an eligible device that was running an activated earlier version of Windows and Windows 10 Preview.

Digital license

Buying genuine Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store app.

Digital license

Buying a copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer.

Product key

Find it on a label inside the Windows 10 box. A digital license will be given to your device for Windows 10 based on the valid product key you entered.

If you bought your PC from a manufacturer, the manufacturer, not Microsoft, must provide a product key.

Buying a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer.

Product key

Find it in the confirmation email you received after buying Windows 10 or in a digital locker accessible through the retailer’s website.

A digital license will be given to your device for Windows 10 based on the valid product key you entered.

Having a Volume Licensing agreement for Windows 10 or MSDN subscription.

Product key

It is available through the web portal for your program.

Buying a new or refurbished device running Windows 10.

Product key

It is preinstalled on your device, included with the device packaging, or included as a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the device.

If you bought a refurbished PC, the refurbisher, not Microsoft, must provide you a product key.

Buying from www.microsoft.com

Product key

Find it in the confirmation email that contains the order history.


If you're having trouble locating your product key, see Find your Windows product key and Find your Microsoft downloads and product keys.

If you're ready to upgrade, select one of the following headings to get started:

Windows Anytime Upgrade Cost

Symptoms

When you install Windows Anytime Upgrade on a Windows 7-based computer, you may receive the following error message:

Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful
The upgrade was not successful. Please try the upgrade again.


Additionally, you may see the following errors in the Windows Anytime Upgrade Upgrade.log file:

  • <Date> <Time>, Error WAU DoTransmogrify failed due to error 0x800f081f.

  • <Date> <Time>, Error WAU UpgradeSKU failed. Exiting.

  • <Date> <Time>, Error WAU Windows Anytime Upgrade ‚ was not successful.

Cause

This issue can occur if Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was downloaded by Windows Update but has not yet been installed. For more information about this service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Resolution

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the 'Fix it for me' section. If you prefer to fix this problem yourself, go to the 'Let me fix it myself' section.

Fix it for me


To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.


Notes

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  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you should save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.


Then, go to the 'Did this fix the problem?' section.

Let me fix it myself

Uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1

To resolve this issue, uninstall Service Pack 1 by using the DISM command. To do this, follow these steps for your version of Windows 7.

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For the 32-bit version of Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.

  2. Right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command, and then press Enter:

    dism.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.17514

  4. After the removal is complete, type exit, and then press Enter.

  5. Restart the computer.


For the 64-bit version of Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.

  2. Right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command, and then press Enter:

    dism.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.17514

  4. Boot camp external drive. After the removal is complete, type exit, and then press Enter.

  5. Restart the computer.


Determine whether you installed the Beta version of Windows 7 SP1

If you installed the Beta version of Windows 7 SP1, you cannot upgrade immediately by using Windows Anytime Upgrade. You have to uninstall the Beta version and then restart Windows Anytime Upgrade. To Uninstall the Beta version, follow these steps for your version of Windows 7.
Note If you uninstalled the Beta version of Windows 7 SP1 and you continue to receive the error, you may have remnants of the Beta version on your PC. These steps will also clean any remnants of the Beta version from your PC.

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For the 32-bit version of Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box

  2. Right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command, and then press Enter:

    dism.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.17105

  4. After the removal is complete, type exit, and then press Enter.

  5. Restart the computer.


For the 64-bit version of Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Search box.

  2. Right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator.

  3. Type the following command, and then press Enter:

    dism.exe /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB976932~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.17105

  4. After the removal is complete, type exit, and then press Enter.

  5. Restart the computer.


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Did this fix the problem?

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  • Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this section. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.

  • We would appreciate your feedback. To provide feedback or to report any issues with this solution, leave a comment on the 'Fix it for me' blog, or send us an email message.

More Information

You may see error code 0x800f081 in the Windows Anytime Upgrade log file. This error code indicates that Windows Update has downloaded the Windows 7 SP1 update but that the update has not yet been installed. You can review this log to see whether the error occurred. The Windows Upgrade.log is in the following location:

%userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWindows Anytime Upgradeupdate.log
To review this log file to see whether the error has occurred, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, and then click Computer.

  2. Copy the following text, click Start, and then paste the following text into the Search box:
    %userprofile%AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsWindows Anytime Upgrade

  3. Click the Windows Anytime Upgrade folder in the search results at the top.

  4. Double-click the Update.log file in this folder.

  5. In Notepad, click Find on the Edit menu.

  6. Copy and paste the following text into the Find what text box, and then click Find.
    0x800f081
    If the error occurred, you see entries in the log file that resemble the following:

    • 2011-11-25 15:59:19, Error WAU DoTransmogrify failed due to error 0x800f081f.

    • 2011-11-25 15:59:19, Error WAU UpgradeSKU failed. Exiting.

    • 2011-11-25 15:59:19, Error WAU Windows Anytime Upgrade ‚ was not successful.


    Note The date and time at the start of each line in the log file will correspond to when the log file was updated with the information.

To resolve this issue, follow the steps in the 'Resolution' section.

References

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Windows Anytime Upgrade Cost Estimator

2632965 Windows Anytime Upgrade Error 'The upgrade was not successful. Please try the upgrade again.' on a Windows 7 computer with Multilingual User Interface (MUI)