How to upgrade to a higher edition of Windows 10 such as Pro or Enterprise

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If your PC originally came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home or it was upgraded to that edition, this article shows you how you can get more features by upgrading it without losing files, installed applications and personal settings.


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So, how do you get a new product key, if you want to say, upgrade your home system from Home to Pro?

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Purchase Windows 10 Pro Pack upgrade from within Windows 10 Home

Click Start > Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Store  $99.00 USD.

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What do you do if you do not have a Microsoft account to purchase from the Microsoft online store app?

In cases of business PC we do not want every user to create a purchasing account.  Is there a number to call or process outside of online to actually get an activation key?

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The desktop that I just ordered will have Windows Home 11 64 bit. I have purchased a Windows10 Pro 64 bit            or 10240 new disc. I guess I could put the Pro numbers in the Home slot an get some reply. Or is there another way?

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What do you do if you do not have a Microsoft account to purchase from the Microsoft online store app?

In cases of business PC we do not want every user to create a purchasing account.  Is there a number to call or process outside of online to actually get an activation key?

What is the solution to buying multiple $99 Windows 10 Core to Windows 10 Pro upgrades at once?

You used to be able to buy Windows 8.1 Pro Packs online from Amazon and the Microsoft store.

I don't see the same for Windows 10.

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You never did answer my question in that a desktop is coming in a few days loaded with windows 10 home 64 bit. I ask if I could change products numbers from the home loaded to a disk pro 10240 numbers exchange. Will that work also?

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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

For whatever reason, let's just say you want to upgrade your version of Windows 10 Home to the Pro version to grab those features mentioned earlier. Microsoft has made it incredibly simple although it is not a free update. Here is how it works.

1. Right-click on the Action Center

2. Choose All Settings

3. Pick Update & Security

4. Click Activation

5. Click Go to Store

You are now brought to the Store listing for Windows 10 Pro. Here you can buy the upgrade for a one-time cost of $99. The purchase is made through the Store just like buying a new, game, movie or music.

Once you complete the purchase, the OS simply unlocks those Pro features once the bits have been downloaded. Your Windows 10 license key is also automatically converted to a Windows 10 Pro one. Since your hardware ID is linked to your license in the Store clean installs should also be okay.

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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

For whatever reason, let's just say you want to upgrade your version of Windows 10 Home to the Pro version to grab those features mentioned earlier. Microsoft has made it incredibly simple although it is not a free update. Here is how it works.

1. Right-click on the Action Center

2. Choose All Settings

3. Pick Update & Security

4. Click Activation

5. Click Go to Store

You are now brought to the Store listing for Windows 10 Pro. Here you can buy the upgrade for a one-time cost of $99. The purchase is made through the Store just like buying a new, game, movie or music.

Once you complete the purchase, the OS simply unlocks those Pro features once the bits have been downloaded. Your Windows 10 license key is also automatically converted to a Windows 10 Pro one. Since your hardware ID is linked to your license in the Store clean installs should also be okay.

How do I know if I have a digital entitlement. Microsoft Help Center Email address is removed for privacy 

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I  get to the store, and push purchase and it asks my name and goes to the credit card screen and all it does is spin, never comes up for me to purchase. how  can I upgrade to pro?

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i have a window 10 pro DVD and did a clean installation but after installation windows is 10 home not pro..why? and if i am upgrading it then it will accept my Product key or not? 

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