So, if you purchased a retail Windows 10 Home license and you purchase a Windows 10 Pro upgrade, that upgrade will only work on a single computer. Is that the best way to do it? It's not my native language. Using an older version's product key to perform this upgrade used to require two steps. Enter a product key here and then follow the prompts. In fact, you can use a product key from any of these older Windows versions to perform a clean install or to upgrade to Pro. Once installed, I chose to license and used the 25 character key from their copy of W7 Pro and it now shows as registered and genuine. This key will upgrade your device to Windows 10 Pro, but will not activate it.
Open Windows Store, log in with your Microsoft Account, click on your account icon and select Download and Updates; 2. I installed everything on their places and I was booting up my computer just fine untill it tried to get on the login screen. After you do, Windows 10 will be automatically upgraded to the Professional edition and the Professional-only features will be enabled. Getting all updates and haven't run into any issues in close to 5 months. Hello everybody, Could you please help me with an issue: I have Windows 10 Home premium which came as free upgrade of previously licensed Windows 7 Home Premium. Once installed, I chose to license and used the 25 character key from their copy of W7 Pro and it now shows as registered and genuine. Or would I have to first install 8.
Of course once you upgrade the installation from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional, you will have reached the point where you cannot return to Windows 7 Home. Upgraded Win 10 Home to Pro with a Win 7 Pro retail key. I always try to get mine pre-installed with Pro. The one system which came with Home I upgraded, I believe from the Microsoft store, but I have not checked if Dell sells it. Because your hardware already has a digital license for the Pro edition, it will activate automatically. Guessing time passes faster than I experience it.
Ali Hello Ali, and welcome to Ten Forums. Anyway thanks --all working now with clean installs. That sounds like its going to be more costly and you'll have no way of creating a golden image of Windows 10 Pro. You would have to indicate that this applies to you, since you have the intention of upgrading to Windows 10 Professional using a key that was already used to install Windows 10 Professional, I see no reason to at least attempt the upgrade. Fortunately, in recent feature updates this two-step process isn't necessary.
However, the newer Surface 3 only comes with Home and, therefore, does not get Windows 10 Pro unless you upgrade to it. In either case, the upgrade takes just a few minutes. All done and working as advertised! Would I have to first install 8. This means you can install Windows 10 Professional without entering a product key, and the installation will automatically activate, because you activated your original installation of Windows 10 Professional before the July 29th 2016 deadline. The purchase is made through the Store just like buying a new, game, movie or music. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. Just point iso file, and app will do everything for you.
Manually upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro by upgrading Windows Store 1. It's worth rummaging through your garage, storeroom, or email archives to see if you can locate one of those old keys. In my experience, most of the frustrating day-to-day issues encountered on Windows 7 have disappeared from Windows 10, and the sooner Windows 7 dies the better life will be. I can't seem to find a specific answer. This is not entirely true. Upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without activation 1. I'd run it by a reseller just to make sure you're not going to pay more with retail licensing.
Hello Thanks for the useful guide. Take a look here: 2. So my question is what happens when I upgrade to Pro version. Microsoft first made this option available in Windows 10 version 1511. That is no-longer an option and I don't think it was a legal option when you did it.
More specifically, if your computer had a license for Windows 7 Home Premium you upgraded to Windows 10 Home. Free upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition After Step 1 and Step 2, you can now upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition with either method offered below. You have to prepare your windows 10 pro installer to pick another key pro in this case and install different version of the os. Others have aged and will be replaced with newer systems that come with 10 already. Most are 3-5 years old.