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Mar 14,  · Similarly, Windows 10 Pro edition users will be automatically upgraded to Windows 11 Pro edition. So, you cannot upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Pro edition for free. For most PC users, the Pro edition is not worth it. Instead, the Home edition offers everything that most users need. May 19,  · Go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation and click Change Product Key. Next, enter the default Windows 10 Pro product key: VK7JG Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Oct 25,  · Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro Edition from Windows 10 Home Edition. I currently have a license and USB Flash drive containing Windows 10 Home Edition. I’m considering doing the upgrade to Professional Edition for $ If I perform that upgrade will I then have a new Professional product key that will allow me to perform a clean reinstall .

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This means that the edition you use for your PC is retained, Pro in this case. Clear instructions. This makes some applications become broken or can stop working. The time required to upgrade Windows 10 Pro significantly varies from system to system. It’s worth rummaging through your garage, storeroom, or email archives to see if you can locate one of those old keys.


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If I perform that upgrade will I then have a new Professional product key that will allow me to perform a clean reinstall straight to Professional Edition or will I always need to install Home Edition first and then perform some sort of second step upgrade procedure to Professional Edition?

As I understand it, the USB Flash contains all Editions, but its a matter of which Product key is provided during install, or at least that was how it was explained to me. I like to occasionally reinstall my Operating system to clear out junk and possible spyware. It appears just buying the upgrade is cheaper than going out and buying the Full version of Professional since I already paid for Home Edition.

Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. Remote Desktop access for starters. I dont want to run a third party solution to remote into my computer. I also run a domain controller and would like to join it and manage it via group policy. If i make a bunch of hardware upgrades to improve performance, can i simply reactivate it or do i have to buy another DL?

As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with third-part solutions. In fact they are often better than what Microsoft provides. I recommend TeamViewer, but if you don’t want to use it, that’s OK; it’s your choice not mine. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member.

Jason Ziolkowki. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question 1. Report abuse. Details required :.

Cancel Submit. Hi Jason. An Upgrade is a retail purchase but it inherits the rights as well as the restrictions of the underlying Home license. Once you purchase the Upgrade in the Store it will apply the DL to your PC which will remain permanently tied to the hardware along with the Home License.

WIth a Digital LIcense you can reinstall as often as you want by skipping the Product Key during install, then afterward when it connects to the internet it will phone home and find the DL to activate. I hope this helps. Based on the results you report back I may have other suggestions if necessary.

If you will wait to choose whether the problem is resolved, then I will continue to help until the problem is fixed. The pages appear to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the sites that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP Potentially Unwanted Products. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the sites before you decide to download and install it. Thanks for your feedback. How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. Ken Blake. See Greg Carmack’s reply and let me ask why you want Professional. For most home users there’s no advantage to Professional, and upgrading is nothing but a waste of money. In reply to Ken Blake’s post on October 24, In reply to Jason Ziolkowki’s post on October 25, On the other hand if you need a domain and the group policy editor, I understand.

It should reactivate with the same license after any hardware change except a motherboard change. If you change the motherboard then it’s considered a new PC. But if you bought a retail license not OEM from factory then you can still move it to the new hardware via the Hardware Change troubleshooter or by contacting MS Support.

No one can deny your right to move a retail license to the PC of your choice, they only need to be sure it’s on only one PC at a time.

This can be done by the troubleshooter for a Digital License, or Support if its not yet a DL or the troubleshooter doesnt’ work. If you keep saying it didn’t help it will connect you with an agent. This site in other languages x.