Depending on how you use Windows will decide whether or not you will get most benefit from Windows home or Windows Pro versions. For example, if you use Windows in a more corporate environment, or run more applications than the average person, then you’ve probably outgrown your use for the standard Windows 10 Home operating system and Windows 10 Pro might be for you. Windows 10 Pro comes with many important features that the Home version does not have. and will give you more security and protection for your valuable data. If your desktop or laptop shipped with Windows 10 Home and you want to upgrade Windows 10 to Pro version, you can buy Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft Store. To perform the upgrade you will need a valid Windows 10 Professional licence key.
You have two methods to perform the upgrade. One is to do a fresh install of Pro, while the other is to install Pro on top of Windows 10 Home. In this article, we will focus on this second method, because your computer will more than likely come installed with Home.
Before getting started with upgrading, you should check to see which version your PC is running. To do so, head to the search box in the Windows 10 Taskbar, or click on the Start Menu. Next, type in About.
In the list of results that appear, click on About Your PC, which will launch a settings window. Scroll down to the bottom portion of the screen, and check under Windows Specifications to see which version of Windows you’re running. If it lists Windows 10 Pro, then there will be no need to upgrade.
Follow these steps to perform an upgrade:
1. Before you begin, ensure your system is fully up to date with the latest Windows updates.
2. Go to Settings. Click on Update and Security.
3. From the left pane, select Activation.
If you do not have a Windows 10 Professionmal licence you can easily purchase one from the Microsoft Store. From the right pane, select Go to the Store.
This will take you to the Microsoft Store. Here you can purchase your Pro version of Microsoft Windows 10. Log-in with your Microsoft account if not already done, and select your payment method. Windows will then start your upgrade.
If you bought a full copy of Windows 10 Pro from a cheaper source than what the Microsoft’s pricing is, you will need to upgrade using the license key, which will replace your current license. Here is how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro using a digital license. To do this, from the right pane, select Change product key. Enter the 25-digit Windows 10 Pro license key. Select Next. Windows will verify your Product Key and upgrade will start.
Tip: Make sure to be connected to the internet while upgrading so that Microsoft can register your Pro upgrade.