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Upgrade Home to Pro

Before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro, make sure your device is up to date and running the most recent version of Windows 10 Home.

We are recommending to follow the steps provided to upgrade home to pro. After following the steps, if you will get any error while activating or upgrading home to pro, our 24×7 live support is available to assist you better.

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How to upgrade windows 10 Home to Pro ?

To upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro and activate your device, you’ll need a valid product key or a digital license for Windows 10 Pro.

Note: If you don’t have a product key or a digital license, you can buy Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft Store. Select the Start  button, select Settings  > Update & Security > Activation , and then select Go to Microsoft Store. From here, you can also see how much this upgrade will cost.

The following methods can be done to upgrade windows 10 home to pro

If you got Windows 10 by…Activation method
Upgrading to Windows 10 for free from an eligible device running a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.Digital license
Buying a Windows 10 Pro upgrade from the Microsoft Store app and successfully activated Windows 10.Digital license
Being a Windows Insider and upgrading to the newest Windows 10 Insider Preview build on an eligible device that was running an activated earlier version of Windows and Windows 10 Preview.Digital license
Buying genuine Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store app.Digital license
Buying a copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer.Product keyFind it on a label inside the Windows 10 box. A digital license will be given to your device for Windows 10 based on the valid product key you entered.If you bought your PC from a manufacturer, the manufacturer, not Microsoft, must provide a product key.
Buying a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer.Product keyFind it in the confirmation email you received after buying Windows 10 or in a digital locker accessible through the retailer’s website.A digital license will be given to your device for Windows 10 based on the valid product key you entered.
Having a Volume Licensing agreement for Windows 10 or MSDN subscription.Product keyIt is available through the web portal for your program.
Buying a new or refurbished device running Windows 10.Product keyIt is preinstalled on your device, included with the device packaging, or included as a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the device.If you bought a refurbished PC, the refurbisher, not Microsoft, must provide you a product key.
Buying from www.microsoft.comProduct keyFind it in the confirmation email that contains the order history.

If you’re ready to upgrade, select one of the following headings to get started:

Step-1: Upgrade your digital license for windows 10 Pro

  • If you have a digital license for Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Home is currently activated on your device, you’ll see one of two messages when you select Go to Microsoft Store:
    • If you see Install, select the button to install Windows 10 Pro.
    • If you see Buy, you may need to purchase a Windows 10 Pro license. Or, try to sign in to Microsoft Store with the Microsoft account that was used to purchase the Pro license. Then, follow the instructions to install Windows 10.
  • 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 instructions to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Step-2:Upgrade using a Windows 10 Pro 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.

Having issues with activation after your upgrade?

See the following for more help activating your valid product key or digital license for Windows 10 Pro:

Activate Windows 10

Activation helps verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and hasn’t been used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.

Checking your activation status

You’ll first want to find out if your Windows 10 is activated and linked to your Microsoft account.

It is essential that you link your Microsoft account to the Windows 10 license on your device. Linking your Microsoft account with your digital license enables you to reactivate Windows using the Activation troubleshooter whenever you make a significant hardware change.

To check activation status in Windows 10, select the Start  button, and then select Settings  > Update & Security  and then select Activation .  Your activation status will be listed next to Activation.

If you have purchased a license for this device already and still receive an error message, continue to Methods of activation.

Linking your Microsoft account

To link your Microsoft account, follow these instructions:

  1. Sign in as an administrator to add your Microsoft account. To confirm you’re using an administrator account, select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Accounts  > Your info . Under your name, you’ll see Administrator. If you’re not an administrator, see Create a local user or administrator account.
  2. Confirm that the administrator account is also your Microsoft account by checking to see if an email address is displayed above Administrator. If an email address is displayed, this is a Microsoft account. If not, you’re logged in with a local account. If you don’t yet have a Microsoft account, see How to create a new Microsoft account.
  3. Once you confirm that you’re an administrator and using your Microsoft account, go back to the Activation page, select Add an account, enter your Microsoft account and password, and then select Sign in.

After your Microsoft account has been added, on the Activation page you’ll see Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account.

Methods of activation

Depending on how you got your copy of Windows 10, you’ll need either a digital license or a 25-character product key to activate it. Without one of these, you won’t be able to activate your device.

  • A digital license (called a digital entitlement in Windows 10, Version 1511) is a method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn’t require you to enter a product key.
  • A product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows. What you’ll see is PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.

After determining which activation method you use, follow the steps in the corresponding Activate using a digital license or Activate using a product key.

What activation method do I use, a digital license or a product key?

Purchase a Windows 10 license

Activate using a digital license

Digital licenses are associated with your hardware and linked to your Microsoft account, so there’s nothing you need to find on your PC. You’re all set once your PC is connected to the internet and you log in to your Microsoft account. 

First time installation and activation on a new device or motherboard

Activate after reinstalling Windows 10

Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change

Activate using a product key

A product key is a 25-character code, that looks like this:

     PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

During installation, you’ll be prompted to enter a product key.  Or, after installation, to enter the product key, select the Start  button, and then select Settings  > Update & Security  > Activation  > Update product key > Change product key.

Change product key in Settings

To locate your product key, see the product key table in Activation methods, What activation method do I use, a digital license or a product key?

Note: Microsoft only keeps a record of product keys if you purchased from the Microsoft online store. You can find out if you purchased from Microsoft in your Microsoft account Order history. For more help, see Find your Windows product key.

If you have a product key, then you can use Change product key to activate Windows 10. In case of valid digital license no need of product key to upgrade home to pro.

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