The user who asked the original question submitted the following response couple days later so I suggest you give this a try. Just make sure your computer is as clean as possible before you do the upgrade. Thanks for all the help! This works similarly to the Windows 8 Pro Pack. Cheers The free upgrade offer ended about half an Year ago. You can acomplish this by doing the following. Windows 10 Home will suffice for the majority of individual or family users. Changing Windows editions isn't like it used to be in the past.
However, this only applies if you are building a new computer, not for upgrades. This will tie that key to this hardware, and again, you only need to enter it the one time. Your Windows 10 Professional license is a digital entitlement. That chance to wait and see if anything blows up might add an extra layer of peace of mind. Then Windows 10 pro would be available there.
But for enthusiasts—especially those who wish to continue testing Insider builds without risking their main system—Hyper-V is just the thing. But I have never needed to try it so I don't know if that really is true. Business Store and Private Catalog With Windows 10, businesses can create a private section of the Windows 10 Store for their organization. The Windows 10 edition upgrade from Home to Pro can be done easily if you already have the product key with you. I would like to install Windows 10 Pro on a device that appears to be only available for purchase with Windows 10 Home installed. Sandbox can also be used as a way to surf the web securely. When your account is confirmed, you'll be prompted to enter or verify your credit card information, as shown in Figure F.
I had to do this once with a machine. Figure K You can revisit the System tool to verify your upgrade. Or contact DreamSpark as Rick mentioned before. For all practical purposes, the Home edition of Windows 10 is perfectly fine. This tutorial will show you how to quickly upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro without losing anything. This key will upgrade your device to Windows 10 Pro, but will not activate it.
Use the for your email address. Of course once you upgrade the installation from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional, you will have reached the point where you cannot return to Windows 7 Home. A clean install is out of the question - there's too much to re-install, and more or less impossible to do remotely. Fortunately, in recent feature updates this two-step process isn't necessary. If a drive is encrypted, BitLocker will encrypt other files that are added to it. Once you do that, you can activate with your Pro key. Sometimes just a couple of minutes and its done.
After the update, search Windows 10 in the search box and click on it; 4. Doing an upgrade install at this point would be difficult without spending money. This was previously a Windows Server feature that made the jump to desktop versions of Windows with Windows 8. If your hardware doesn't already have a Pro license, you'll get an activation error and you'll need to supply a proper product key or pay for an upgrade. Mark Hachman Encrypting drives is a snap with BitLocker. Very helpful to know that this does indeed work, and how to go about it.
Simply click on the Start upgrade button to begin the upgrade process. After you upgrade from Windows 10 Home, the Windows 10 Pro digital license is attached to the specific hardware you just upgraded, allowing you to reinstall that edition of Windows on that hardware anytime, without the need for a product key. A perfectly reasonable and justifiable concern. Users can certainly opt to install patches as soon as Microsoft releases them. That centralizes the management some without inadvertently tying things to any of your stuff. This method of getting Windows 10 still works just fine, and you won't need to use that Windows 7 key for Windows 10 reinstallations on this machine going forward - just skip the key entry during install and it's all good.
It will change your product from home to pro. However if you unplug your network cable at step 6, then press Start, it will proceed to upgrade to Windows 10 pro. In either case, the upgrade takes just a few minutes. By the time these systems get Windows 10 updates, they will have been beta-tested by millions of Windows 10 Home users. In the Windows Activation setting as outlined above, click on the Go to Store button.