Best/easiest way to upgrade a Win 10 Home to Pro


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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Best/easiest way to upgrade a Win 10 Home to Pro


    I have an unused Win 7 Pro (or whatever it was called back then) retail license, and I also have a Win 10 Pro VM that I really don't use.

    What is the easiest or best way to do an in-place upgrade of this Win 10 Home laptop? I don't want to do a fresh install, since that would force me to re-install all the programs, do all the config work, etc.
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    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello,

    If you have a Windows 10 Pro product key, you could just change the product key in Windows 10 Home to the Pro key to quickly upgrade like in the tutorial below.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    If you have a Windows 10 Pro product key, you could just change the product key in Windows 10 Home to the Pro key to quickly upgrade like in the tutorial below.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    I did that with a Pro key I bought. All done in a few minutes since the files are already installed.
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  4. Posts : 1,186
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    If you have a Windows 10 Pro product key, you could just change the product key in Windows 10 Home to the Pro key to quickly upgrade like in the tutorial below.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    I only have a Win 7 product key. I would really not have to spend the $$$ for a Win 10 key.

    EDIT: I just read the tut above and it explains nicely how to upgrade using a Win 7 key. All is good. SOLVED.
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  5. Posts : 61,869
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    x509 said:
    I only have a Win 7 product key. I would really not have to spend the $$$ for a Win 10 key.

    In that case...

    Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free
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