1.    02 Sep 2015 #1
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    Is the Home version just Pro with fewer features?


    Is Windows 10 Home just Windows 10 Pro with some features disabled? So, for example, if I go to change the product key and enter a Pro key, will it be converted or would I have to go through installation again?

    Thanks.
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  2.    02 Sep 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

    You just enter the new key. No need for a reinstall
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by tony910 View Post
    So, for example, if I go to change the product key and enter a Pro key, will it be converted or would I have to go through installation again?
    You have to install Pro version again. You can use an upgrade to keep all installed software and documents.
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  4.    02 Sep 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    You have to install Pro version again. You can use an upgrade to keep all installed software and documents.
    That is not true according to this
    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Sep 2015 at 09:36. Reason: updated link
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  5.    02 Sep 2015 #5
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by gedstar View Post
    That is not true according to this
    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    That is still an upgrade, but done via Windows updates. But good to know nevertheless.
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Sep 2015 at 09:36. Reason: updated link
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  6.    02 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by gedstar View Post
    Yes. It says that no reinstall is required, just downloading what is needed to unlock the Pro features.

    Thank you all for your replies.
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  7.    02 Sep 2015 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Tony,

    In case you needed to compare the features between Windows 10 Home and Pro.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions
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