Does one lose oem status once changing to win 11 pro from home


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HI, got dell desktop and windows 11 home activated using outlook account verification.
Now got the key and activated to pro version from the generic home version through the same outlook account verification method.
does it loose oem status to get full warranty support
 
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Oem warrant support is pretty much a thing of the past. It never really meant anything much other than if you needed new disks to reinstall you could only get them from oem vendor.

So technically you have probably voided the warranty if inside warranty period.

I always make an image backup of brand new pc, so I can put it back to "as sold" state in case I ever need to claim on warranty due to hardware failures.
 

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So technically you have probably voided the warranty if inside warranty period.

does it not sound correct.
Do the oem want one not to upgrade until the license period?
one can do so many trials and errors if their software or apps are not working.
So, does it mean that users cannot upgrade during the warranty period?
besides, there may be updates from them and microsoft
 

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Yes, you've probably voided the warranty agreement, however, none of us can say for certain unless you read your warranty agreement provided to you by Dell. Most of the time they do not allow any modifications to be made to the original hardware or operating system edition. This does not include updates offered by Microsoft or applications you may have installed. Your system originally came with support for Home / Core and therefore Dell is only going to provide support for that edition.
 

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Don't buy any OEM products from anybody that says that you void your warranty if you upgrade your Windows Edition. That is a ridiculous clause.

They might aswell then also state that no other apps than OEM provided ones are allowed to be installed. That would be a completely useless machine and pointless to buy.

Ofc. if any issues are caused by the user by overclocking, installing questionable apps etc...then the warranty won't cover anything.

Upgrading from Home to Pro or even Pro for Workstations does not alter hardware functionality in any way. Only gives more features within the OS.
 

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I am not a technician. So bought the oem.
Can i revert my os to home for the sake of warranty. And after warranty expires, then i could just install the image iso home with my oem activated generic key if any need for aby reinstall.
I applied for 3 years warranty and avaiting. Extended warranty. Do the service tag gives that I am now a 11 pro user
can i claim refund of the pro key
 

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I am not a technician. So bought the oem.
Can i revert my os to home for the sake of warranty. And after warranty expires, then i could just install the image iso home with my oem activated generic key if any need for aby reinstall.
I applied for 3 years warranty and avaiting. Extended warranty. Do the service tag gives that I am now a 11 pro user
can i claim refund of the pro key
You would have to read terms and conditions of warranty.
 

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For Dell Inspiron 3910 there is a purchase option for both Home and Pro. This means Pro is a supported edition. How you ended up to Windows Pro should not matter (have to read the warranty agreement fine print to be certain though). It would ofc have been cheaper to purchase the OEM Pro edition with the computer rather than getting a separate upgrade license.

No you can not get a refund for your upgrade if you've already activated the OS.
 

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Hi, thanks. Will check the terms and conditions in india.
My service tag shows 11 pro and warranty is shown 1 year basic.
Since the books accompanied sre containg small letters that strains your eyes. I will try a pdf edition for enlarging .
I have applied for 3 year warranty and the process is on.
My service tag changed to pro from home
 

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My service tag changed to pro from home
This is a good indication that everything is in order...and you only need to wait for the confirmation you have been approved for the extended warranty period.
 

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I bought a Dell Vostro Notebook a year ago ,with Win10 Pro which included the free license Upgrade to Win11. I bought a Dell Vostro Desktop in April with the same. Dell is still advertising Win10 computers with free Win11, got a new brochure couple days ago. The main take-away I've gotten over the years with OEM software is that the OEMs make deals with the publishers to include the OS with new computers at a reduced cost but the OEM provides the initial support to the consumer, not the publisher. It's pretty much about cost and results, publisher can sell at a lower price as the need for support is less for that initial period of time.
 

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I bought a Dell Vostro Notebook a year ago ,with Win10 Pro which included the free license Upgrade to Win11. I bought a Dell Vostro Desktop in April with the same. Dell is still advertising Win10 computers with free Win11, got a new brochure couple days ago. The main take-away I've gotten over the years with OEM software is that the OEMs make deals with the publishers to include the OS with new computers at a reduced cost but the OEM provides the initial support to the consumer, not the publisher. It's pretty much about cost and results, publisher can sell at a lower price as the need for support is less for that initial period of time.
The initial support to customers prety much died out with Windows 7. At one time MS Support would not help people with oem installations but with advent of Windows 8, the official MS iso worked on oem pcs as well as release versions.

Sure you can call Dell support but their support is probably even more limited than MS Support.

Of course, those "in the know" know where to come for real support LOL.
 

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Hello, as far as I know, software is not covered by Warranty in any Manufacturer. They always cover hardware failure, not an OS or application issue. If you have a Windows issue they might offer support, but you might be asked to pay for that, they are not going to do it for free (unless you manage to solve the issue by consulting their forum). If you ask for a Technician to come at your place or you send the device, you will be charged for software issues. The hardware (hard disk or SSD in this case) is therefore independent of the OS installed. You could format the disk and install Windows 10 or Linux, or even Mac OS creating a Hackintosh. If the disk fails (health less than 100%) they should replace it under Warranty. Of course they will not take a backup of your data, this is your job, you will get a new disk with Windows 11 installed and drivers. Probably they will also install the bundled applications, nothing more. If you have not taken a backup, say goodbye to your data.
 

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Hello, as far as I know, software is not covered by Warranty in any Manufacturer. They always cover hardware failure, not an OS or application issue. If you have a Windows issue they might offer support, but you might be asked to pay for that, they are not going to do it for free (unless you manage to solve the issue by consulting their forum). If you ask for a Technician to come at your place or you send the device, you will be charged for software issues. The hardware (hard disk or SSD in this case) is therefore independent of the OS installed. You could format the disk and install Windows 10 or Linux, or even Mac OS creating a Hackintosh. If the disk fails (health less than 100%) they should replace it under Warranty. Of course they will not take a backup of your data, this is your job, you will get a new disk with Windows 11 installed and drivers. Probably they will also install the bundled applications, nothing more. If you have not taken a backup, say goodbye to your data.
Unfortunately, some vendors use any excuse to invalidate a warranty which is bs of course.
 

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Hello, as far as I know, software is not covered by Warranty in any Manufacturer. They always cover hardware failure, not an OS or application issue. If you have a Windows issue they might offer support, but you might be asked to pay for that, they are not going to do it for free (unless you manage to solve the issue by consulting their forum). If you ask for a Technician to come at your place or you send the device, you will be charged for software issues. The hardware (hard disk or SSD in this case) is therefore independent of the OS installed. You could format the disk and install Windows 10 or Linux, or even Mac OS creating a Hackintosh. If the disk fails (health less than 100%) they should replace it under Warranty. Of course they will not take a backup of your data, this is your job, you will get a new disk with Windows 11 installed and drivers. Probably they will also install the bundled applications, nothing more. If you have not taken a backup, say goodbye to your data.
Hi, I fully understand now. I have applied for extended warranty to three years .
So, hardware warranty will be extended to three years if i change the OS, as you say the warranty is only for hardware.
But a person from dell care has informed me such, that the OS should be home if the warrantly is to be given. You might have noticed that a user has replied that change of os also meant void of warranty.
2. The books of manuals supplied are having small letters to read and strains the eyes.
I could go to the website and see the terms and conditions , but could not take a pdf form, so that i coud read each line by enlarging the same.
 

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If anyone denies you free repair under Warranty, you can make a report to the Customer Protection Institution (I don't know how you call it in your area) and eventually they will be forced to comply. Here in Greece, Lenovo has a bad reputation regarding respecting Warranty terms. Dell is very good along with HP.

Just a thought. They can deny you support for Windows 11 or Linux or any other OS, but if there is a hardware issue covered under Warranty, they cannot deny repairing or replacing it. So yes, if you call for support regarding the OS they might not help you, but any hardware issue they must do so. Don't worry, that's why this forum is for. We can provide support for Windows 11. Who needs them.
 
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    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
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    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
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    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
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    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
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    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
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    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4

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if you call for support regarding the OS they might not help you, but any hardware issue they must do so. Don't worry, that's why this forum is for. We can provide support for Windows 11. Who needs them.
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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PowerSpec B746
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-10700K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ax
    Memory
    16GB (8GB PC4-19200 DDR4 SDRAM x2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SAM0A87 Samsung SAM0D32
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    NVMe WDC WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB
    PSU
    750 Watts (62.5A)
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205
    Keyboard
    Logitech K270
    Mouse
    Logitech M185
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge and Firefox
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security
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    Windows 11 Dev
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    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy x360 15-ds1083cl
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    16 MB DDR 4-2666
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    PCIe NVMe M.2 512GB
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    Firefox, Edge and Edge Canary
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    ESET Internet Security

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This has nothing to do with warranty and everything to do with the type of licence. If you bought the is pre-installed from Dell as an OEM licence the licence is probably not transferrable to another PC at a later date. An upgrade to Pro should make it a Retail licence which is transferrable to a new PC.
 

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    Win11
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    Dell Latitude 7490
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 189
    Memory
    8GB

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This has nothing to do with warranty and everything to do with the type of licence. If you bought the is pre-installed from Dell as an OEM licence the licence is probably not transferrable to another PC at a later date. An upgrade to Pro should make it a Retail licence which is transferrable to a new PC.
Actually, if you read the EULA, an upgrade of an oem licence does not entitle a user to a retail licence.

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Software preinstalled on device. If you acquired the software preinstalled on a device (and also if you upgraded from software preinstalled on a device), you may transfer the license to use the software directly to another user, only with the licensed device.
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    Laptop
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    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
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    Edge mostly
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    Defender
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    TPM 2.0

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The OP purchased the PC, and it was supplied with Home Edition, which is where the EULA you quote applies. He upgraded to Pro by buying Pro, albeit from Dell, which I read as having purchased a Retail version.
 

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    Win11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude 7490
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 189
    Memory
    8GB

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