If you’ve decided to give your Windows 10 an edition upgrade from Home to Pro Edition, here’s how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro quickly without losing data or other hassles.
Upgrading Windows 10 edition from Home to Pro can be done easily if you already have the product key. In addition to this, you can also purchase the license directly from the Windows Store and apply the update on the spot. That’s how.
How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro
Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro Edition can be done without reinstalling Windows, formatting your PC, or other great works that we used to do back in the day when we upgraded older versions of Windows like Windows 7, 8, and XP. Here’s how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro without losing any of your data by clicking a few buttons.
First of all, go to the start menu. Click on the icon Setting – the icon settings on the left. Please select Update and security . From the left panel, select Activation . You should be able to see two buttons: Change product key and Go to the store .
There can be two scenarios here:
- You have purchased the edition license elsewhere and have the license product key ready with you.
- You haven’t made any purchases yet and want to update from the Windows Store.
Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro with Product Key
For the first situation where you already have the legitimate Windows 10 Pro product license key, in the Activation settings window, click Change product key . Enter your new product key in the given field.
Once the product key is validated, you should be able to see the screen that says Update your edition of Windows . Just click the button Start update to begin the update process.
The Windows 10 Home to Pro update process can take a while. Sit back and relax while the update is done. It is completely normal for your PC to restart multiple times during the process. Do not interrupt the update during the whole process.
When the update is complete, you should see the Update of the Edition completed : everything is ready and your PC is ready to go . Click the button To close and then your PC should boot into Windows 10 Pro Edition.
Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro by buying from the Windows Store
If you don’t already have the Windows 10 Pro OEM or Retail product key, you can purchase the Edition from the Windows Store and upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro without a product key.
In the settings activation of Windows as described above, click the button Go to the store . Windows should immediately launch the Microsoft Store and take you to the Windows 10 Pro Edition product page. From there, you can make your purchase by clicking the button To buy .
After making the payment and the transaction is shown completed, the update should start automatically. Similarly, your PC will restart multiple times during the update process. Do not interrupt the process in any way. Once the update is complete, your PC will boot into Windows 10 Pro.
In some rare cases where the Windows 10 Home to Pro update does not start after purchasing from the Windows Store, get the product key and use the above method to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro edition with product key .
Upgrade : It is worth noting that for a while now, Microsoft has stopped providing a free update from Windows 7 to Windows 10, regardless of Home or Pro Edition. For now, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 Home or Pro Edition from an earlier version of Windows, you will need to buy upgrade license from Windows 10 Home to Pro with a price that costs $ 99 in USD or its equivalent in Microsoft Store.
If you are trying to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro using ISO, you will need a genuine product license key ready for validation during the upgrade process. Related discussion: how to download Windows 10 ISO.