Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

In this today’s blog, I will explain to you How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro (Professional Editions). There is a major difference between Windows 10 Home and Professional editions.

All the features that users get in the Windows Professional version are not available in the Home editions, therefore you need to upgrade your Windows from the Home version to the Professional version.

Upgrade From Windows 10 Home to Pro

Firstly, you have to check the Windows 10 Home version is installed on our system. To find this, you need to right-click on the This PC icon and then select the Properties button.

Now all the information related to the PC or laptop is in front of you, where your Windows editions are visible.

Windows 10 system properties

To convert the Windows Home edition to the Pro version, first, you need to use CMD (Command Prompt), click on the Windows search icon, enter cmd and then on the right side select the Run as Administrator button.

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Windows search cmd

Click on Yes so that you can give the administrator rights to the command prompt.

User account control

Dism /Online /Get-TargetEditions
After opening the command prompt, you need to enter the above command in the command prompt and then hit the enter button.

Upgrade Windows 10 Home

Now you can see all versions of Windows 10 and are ready to be upgraded.

Get target edition command

sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
Type the above command and then press enter. The license manager server has been started.

net start licensemanager cmd

We need to start another service “Windows Update feature”.
Type the below command and then press enter.
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv

net start wuauserv command

changepk.exe /productkey XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
After starting the services, now we need to enter the Windows 10 Pro product key the one we want to upgrade into then we will be able to upgrade the window from the Home edition to the Pro edition.
As soon as we enter the product key, the window will start getting upgraded automatically.

Changepk.exe /productkey cmd

It might take 15 to 20 minutes to upgrade Windows, so you have to wait.

Working on updates.

Go to the My computer properties, then you can see the Windows Pro.

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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