While you can upgrade a non-activated Windows 10 Home edition install to Pro edition, you need to activate the install to keep on using the Windows 10 Pro after the initial 30-day trial period. It looks like you have your answer. I didn't take the time with the swatch, but I can tell you there won't be a big different from a fresh install. Or we could activate it through command line. Oem vs retail version of Home or pro are basically the same. I m facing the same trouble with Microsoft. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft.
All in all, I am lost and confused. So I really only need help with the upgrade question - is it currently at all possible to upgrade 7 home to Pro and can you suggest a method? There may have been a reboot after that, but it was a very easy process. Provide details and share your research! You may now start exploring new features of Windows 10 Pro edition. The purchase is made through the Store just like buying a new, game, movie or music. After the upgrade completes, you should see a Success notification. In other words, even if you have an activated copy of Windows 10 Home edition, you need to purchase the upgrade license and activate the install before or after upgrading to Pro edition. It's an option I may consider, knowing it would work.
I have a license from the previous computer for Pro. So, just to be clear, I can change anything besides the motherboard and not have to reinstall Windows? But it is was too late for me in any case. Please can somebody just give me an answer with no added confusing stuff? Joe how did you handle this end up? And it worked find when doing the clean install. I found no mention of this anywhere on the web so I am mentioning it here and a couple of other places to maybe save someone else some grief. If you have upgraded a non-activated Windows 10 Home edition to Windows 10 Pro edition, you may now activate your Windows 10 install.
Just go to the Control Panel, click on System and click Change product key link. Each computer independently could be activated by Microsoft either over the Internet or by telephone. Feedback the result here might be helpful for other customers. It works flawlessly if computer does not have internet access, then enter a valid activation key upon reboot and you are all set. Installed it and all of my requisite 3rd party software.
Would you tell me which kind of volume license key you have? Have you tried the methods mentioned by the others here? Hello all, This board has been extremely helpful over the last few weeks as I've been working on my first build. So, just to be clear, I can change anything besides the motherboard and not have to reinstall Windows? Hello, I have multiple computers with Windows 10 Home Retail on them and I have a Windows 10 Pro Volume Licensing Key. Anyone know if this is possible? I am considering purchasing the desktop computer that fits my requirements, except it comes with Windows 10 Home while I need the Pro edition. I want to upgrade it to windows 7 professional retail version. The above product key makes upgrading from Home to Pro edition a straight-forward job. The point is with one microsoft account you will be able only to upgrade 10 devices from Windows 10 home to Pro from the store. It said to upgrade to Pro using a Windows 10 Pro default key.
The above comment using the default key works like a charm, however I want to add if you are connected to internet via wireless or Ethernet it will not work. Once you have done this, the system will go through an upgrade process from Home to Pro, but will not be activated on Pro. After entering the product key, follow the prompts to perform the upgrade. Hello all, This board has been extremely helpful over the last few weeks as I've been working on my first build. I don't want to reinstall everything Or anything if possible so am looking for the easiest option to upgrade. Here's how to get yours. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft.
Enter the Pro license key and see what happens. In other words, let's say my computer crashes and I need to reinstall the operating system. Only upgrades are available through the store, since you must be running Windows in order to access the store. The related threads also made it sound like changing the licence key under computer properties is the same like entering one into the anytime upgrade window. Only upgrades are available through the store, since you must be running Windows in order to access the store. Of course, whether you need to do so is another matter. I read the , but I cannot make sense of it.
The anytime upgrade does not work. I also still need to purchase a licence for that. More specifically, if your computer had a license for Windows 7 Home Premium you upgraded to Windows 10 Home. Note: The route I went with the Window edition change resulted in me requiring a full license for Windows 10 Pro and this is reflected in the upgrade cost as I believe an upgrade from home to pro should have cost me £120 but instead it ended up costing me £220 which is quite a lot when you consider the tablet was only £200. It's just a matter of if they would work, and if maybe there's a reason we shouldn't use them even if they haven't been used before, and spend the money for new retail keys instead? Note that you can upgrade to the Pro edition without a key or license.
To upgrade from Home edition to Pro edition, click Upgrade to Pro button. For that purpose, this allows the skipping of an installation step. Hit up google and found a article that provided me with this. In either case, the upgrade takes just a few minutes. Wait a few hours and see if the problem corrects itself. Volume licensing can make tracking and dealing with activations easier as well as being useful for eventual re-imaging. And it worked find when doing the clean install.