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  • If I upgrade from WIN 10 Home (v 1809) to PRO, will I stay at version 1809?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 If I upgrade from WIN 10 Home (v 1809) to PRO, will I stay at version 1809?

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      • #1946503 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Per Woody, I have turned on “Metered connection” to stop September’s automatic updates.

        I recently lost access to my Windows Home Server’s shared folders (I’m getting a “the network path was not found” message for \\HPSERVER) and think upgrading to WIN 10 PRO will solve my access problem.

        When I perform the WIN 10 PRO upgrade, will MS force me to version 1903 or not?

        Thanks, Juan

      • #1946666 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        You should not have to upgrade to Pro to get access. If you recently updated Win10 to a new version did you check that network discovery is turned on? Have you run the network troubleshooter?

        A Win10 Pro upgrade should just be entering a new product key and letting Windows change the configuration. You’ll need to reboot to Pro. SHould NOT upgrade.


      • #1947130 Reply
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        think upgrading to WIN 10 PRO will solve my access problem.

        No, it won’t. I lost access to share folders with Windows 10 1809 Pro. I gave up on streaming from the PC and just copy the files over the network.

        Just check that SMB 1.0 is enabled.

      • #1947183 Reply

        also upgrading from Win10 home to Win10 Pro will not change the build number (ex. if you’re on 1809, you’ll stay there) – only the edition will change

      • #1947500 Reply
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        When I perform the WIN 10 PRO upgrade, will MS force me to version 1903 or not?

        Nope shouldn’t do if your using a metered connection and or other blocking measures.
        Yep for me at least upgrading to Pro fix’s a myriad of Problems with networking after upgrading just use the Network Wizards below (both of them) works here for a mixed bag of Machines, Compaq, HP, Acer, For me Win10 Home is generally the problem (you’ll find the Domain Join “Greyed Out” on Home, seeing as your running Home Server might be the issue?? never it ran my self ), never Win10 Pro and above.
        Net Wiz

        Occasionally adjusting the SMB1.0/CIFS settings does the trick although I am loathe to turn it on. Generally the default Settings with “Auto Removal” does the trick on Win10 Home Machines. Although it wont do any harm to “play” around with the settings.
        Should those not bring any Joy then I use another little workaround ADMIN CMD netcfg -d and reboot (this uninstalls the networking Components) don’t worry they all come back after reboot.

        Settings->Network & Internet->Network Status, at the bottom of the page Network Reset that occasionally works but at a 5 Mins wait and a reboot you’ll probably get old and Grey waiting for that one 😉

        There’s a few things to try there relatively quick and easy before going to upgrade to Pro. It has been my long term assertion that on certain Machines since 1709 and the removal of Home Groups that M$ broke networking for Home machines or the Drivers aren’t keeping up with the versions they keep churning out. Might be an idea as well to check other Network variables before taking the upgrade route but never had an issue with Networking with Windows Pro since Win2k Pro, actually thinking about it Win10 Home 1709 was probably the first that didn’t work right “out of the box” first time. Hope that works for ya.

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      • #1947758 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I think you may be conflating two different issues.

        You mention Windows Home Server, and access problems after a Win 10 version upgrade.  I use Windows Home Server 2011, and recall – now only dimly – that one of the Win 10 upgrades broke my access to WHS2011.  I think that I solved it by re-running the Server Connector, and all is now well, probably more stable than it was previously.

        Dell E5570 Latitude, Intel Core i5 6440@2.60 GHz, 8.00 GB - Win 10 Pro

      • #1948095 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Thank you kindly to all respondents to my Question about whether the version number would change from 1809 if I upgrade from WIN 10 Home to WIN 10 PRO.

        As this was my first post, I realized too late that I was actually talking about two topics (the upgrade question and the issue with losing access to my shared folders on the WHS computer). For this, I apologize to all!

        Happily, BobbyB’s reply pointed me in the right direction: check the SMB1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support settings in WIN 10 Home. It was not enabled!
        Once I enabled both the “Automatic Removal” and “Client” features, and restarted, my access to the WHS share folders was restored.

        I guess when I performed an in place upgrade from WIN 8.1 to WIN 10 in May 2019, I never tried to access my WHS share folders until recently.

        Thanks again for all your help and advice!


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