To upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro follow the steps below:

Note that there are some other considerations and things to be aware of before you proceed with this upgrade check with your IT consultant first.

First login to the PC with a Microsoft account that is also an administrator, you may need to add modify or setup a new account for this purpose.

  1. Click start
  2. Settings

Open "system" see 3 below

Scroll down to "about" and click change product key or upgrade your edition of windows

Click "go to store" see 6 below

Purchase the upgrade, see 7 below

Validate and agree to the store purchase process see 8-10 below


Once the transaction is complete click on "Start Upgrade" (11 below) and have you saved your files (12 below)

Windows will then start the process which will take from 20 mins to a few hours depending on your PC

Once the process is complete, login again and ensure that Windows 10 Pro is showing under Windows system (access by right clicking on "This PC" and choosing properties) and it is showing as activated




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