How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

To upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, you need a valid product key or a digital license for Windows 10 Pro for the your device. You’ll have a digital license if Windows 10 Pro was already installed and activated on your device. But before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, make sure your device is up to date and running latest version of Windows 10 Home. For more info about how to keep your PC updated, see About the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in below:

Windows 10 is a service up to date and your PC always has the latest version and best features. The Anniversary Update includes additional features and improvements, will automatically download and install when available.

If you want to check for the update now, select the Start > Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update  > Check for updates. If you’re not seeing the update yet, it should be available soon.

Some things to know about the Anniversary Update:

  • After the update is installed, your PC will be running Windows 10 Version 1607. See what version your PC is running, select the Start  button > Settings  > System  > About .
  • The download is about 3GB. If you use a metered Internet connection, connect to an unmetered network in order to avoid any extra charges.
  • Your settings will stay the same and you won’t lose any data.
  • If the setting to defer upgrades is turned on, you may not get the update immediately. To make sure this setting is off, select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security  > Windows Update  > Advanced options, and clear the checkbox for Defer upgrades.

Note: If you don’t have a product key or a digital license, you can buy Windows 10 Pro from the Windows Store. Select the Start  button, select Settings  > Update & security   > Activation, and then select Go to Store.

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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 ProUpgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro can using 2 step, Upgrade using your digital license for Windows 10 Pro and Upgrade using a Windows 10 Pro product key. Follow step by step in below:

Upgrade using your digital license for Windows 10 Pro

If you already installed and activated Windows 10 Pro on your device, you’ll have a digital entitlement that lets you upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro without a product key.

To upgrade, select the Start > Settings  > Update & security  > Activation.

  • If you have a digital license for Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home is currently activated on your device, select Go to Store and you’ll be prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free.
  • If you have a digital license for Windows 10 Pro, but Windows 10 Home isn’t activated on your device, select Troubleshoot, and then follow the steps to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
  • If you don’t have a digital license for Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro is available for purchase from the Store.

Upgrade using a Windows 10 Pro product key

To upgrade from Windows 10 Home if you have a Windows 10 product key:

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Update & security  > Activation.
  2. Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character Windows 10 Pro product key.
  3. Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
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