Windows 10: Upgrade ? ?

  1.    12 Mar 2018 #1

    Upgrade ? ?


    HI ALL

    I have a question,
    currently i have 4 pc's in my home origanally all running win7 ultimate hence i got free upgrade to win 10 pro.
    I have just purchased a new pc with win 10 home preinstalled,can i upgrade it to pro free ?

    i guess this has been asked several times and i apologise if this is so.......

    Many thanks
    OZZIE
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Mar 2018 #2

    No, you can't upgrade to Pro for free. To upgrade, you would need to purchase a Pro license: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12384/windows-10-upgrading-home-to-pro
    Pro has a few more bells and whistles for Work environments. There is no real advantage to using Pro for a normal Home user: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare
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  3. Posts : 3,376
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       12 Mar 2018 #3

    Hi,
    Nope for additional 120.us you can do an inplace upgrade to 10 pro though from the MS store.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    12 Mar 2018 #4

    Thank you all very much,i was hoping i could use one of the activation codes from my other installs but that looks by the by....but thanks for your responses


    Many thanks
    OZZIE
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 2,058
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       12 Mar 2018 #5

    What features do you need in Pro that are not in the Home Edition ?
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  6. Posts : 7,692
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       12 Mar 2018 #6

    ozzie said: View Post
    ...i was hoping i could use one of the activation codes from my other installs...
    Being upgrades from 7 Ultimate they'd all have been given the generic 10 Pro key, the one ending in -3V66T

    AddRAM said: View Post
    What features do you need in Pro that are not in the Home Edition ?
    I think ozzie just wants the new machine to be exactly the same as the other four as far as Settings is concerned - makes life easier not having to learn the differences :)
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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