How do I upgrade from Home to Pro?

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  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       #1

    How do I upgrade from Home to Pro?


    I have BizSpark, and I'd like to upgrade my Windows 10 Home computer to the Pro version. I downloaded the "Multiple Versions" ISO from MSDN, but when I run it from within Windows, it only lets me re-install the Home edition. How do I upgrade without doing a clean install?
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  2. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Joostin, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro without losing anything.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Joostin, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro without losing anything.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    Well that's embarrassing. I did a fair amount of searching before coming here. Can I just use a key I got from MSDN?
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  4. Posts : 17,347
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    JoostinOnline said:
    Well that's embarrassing. I did a fair amount of searching before coming here. Can I just use a key I got from MSDN?
    It is probably an evaluation key and cause the activation to expire at some point in the future. But sure, if you have a Windows 10 Pro product key to enter, you can upgrade from Home to Pro.
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  5. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    JoostinOnline said:
    Well that's embarrassing. I did a fair amount of searching before coming here. Can I just use a key I got from MSDN?
    Yes, you can use a key from MSDN. :)
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm getting this error after it restarts
    How do I upgrade from Home to Pro?-upgrade-error.png
    I've tried twice. I'll contact Microsoft if that's the only choice, but customer support is always unpleasant when there is an alternative.
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  7. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    Is your current Home installation the same language as the Pro edition?

    Is the Pro key you using a normal retail type key from MSDN, and not a multiple activation type key, or for a K or N edition?

    If not, then you may need to clean install instead.
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    It's a retail key and from the same language (English).
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  9. Posts : 61,836
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    It should work then. You might try again during off peak hours to see if it may just be something on Microsoft's end.
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  10. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    This is the key I used, blurred of course. Could you confirm that it's the right one?
    How do I upgrade from Home to Pro?-key.jpg
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