How to Upgrade From Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional?

All the latest PC are coming with the Windows 10 Home version, but if you are looking for the Windows 10 Pro version you need to pay for the upgrade. Those who have upgraded from the Window 7 or Windows 8.1 professional editions already have the Windows 10 Pro version and don’t need to pay for the upgrade. The users opting for Windows 10 Professional will get the support like BitLocker drive encryption facility, Hyper-V virtualization features, along with the built-in remote desktop server, and other business-targeted features like domain join.

How much I have to pay for the Upgrade and what are the advantages?  

The cost of the upgrade in the USA is $99.99 and the prices for the upgrade vary from country to country as per Microsoft’s discretion but these will not vary extensively. The user may purchase the upgrade right from the Windows Store just like you buy the other apps. Once you purchase the upgrade the Windows will automatically upgrade to professional edition and all the Professional features will be available on your computer.

The upgrade is available for the single computer-based license and you have to buy multiple licenses for multiple PCs. Alike the Windows 10 Home it will not be available for the other PCs so you will not be able to move it from one PC to another. The users looking to upgrade to the Windows 10 Enterprise edition will have to reinstall the computer with enterprise product key and it is not available like the ultimate editions of Windows 7 and vistas that were available for the home users. You must note these facts well before deciding on to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional edition.

How to Upgrade From Windows 10 Home to Professional version?

First of all, you need to go to the settings from the startup options. From there you have to open the start screen and select “Settings”. The below window will appear on the screen.

Now you have to select the “Update & security” tab then move onto the start “activation” tab. Here you will notice the edition of Windows 10 that are displayed here in the below image.

For upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional you need to click on the tab “Go to store” and you will be migrated from the activation panel to the windows upgrade category zone on the store.

In the Windows Store App, you will see the “Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro” screen that allows you to purchase the Windows 10 Professional License by clicking on the “$99.99” button. Just like any other product you can but the professional license for single PC. For making the payment you need to login to the Microsoft account or have to create one if you don’t have it. The by entering the payment details you can buy the license. In case you have the product key you can select the “I have a Windows 10 Pro product key” option and may enter the product key to upgrade.
Congrats! Now you have upgraded your PC from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional edition.

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