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    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise

    How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise
    Published by Category: Installation & Upgrade
    05 Jan 2020
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    How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise


    Starting with Windows 10 build 14352, deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier.

    Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation (clean install) of the OS. In Windows 10, Microsoft enabled bit-less edition upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This means all the features are on the device already and the upgrade to Enterprise edition can be performed by changing the product key rather than having to download and deploy a new image. However, doing this required a reboot to complete. Microsoft heard a lot of feedback about having to reboot to complete the upgrade so starting with build 14352, a reboot is no longer required when upgrading from the Pro to Enterprise edition.

    See also: Windows 10 edition upgrade (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs

    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-rs3-edition_upgrade_and_editition_switch.jpg Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-track_how_to_move_between_editions.jpg

    This tutorial will show you how to quickly and directly upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise without losing anything, having to clean install, or restart the computer.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise.





    Here's How:

    1 While in Windows 10 Pro, open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Activation on the left side, and click/tap on the Change product key link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-w10_pro_activation.jpg

    3 Enter your Windows 10 Enterprise product key, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    If needed, you could enter the Windows 10 Enterprise generic product key below to upgrade now, and activate later with your valid product key when able.

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    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-w10_pro_to_enterprise-1.jpg

    4 Click/tap on Activate. (see screenshot below)

    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-w10_pro_to_enterprise-2.jpg

    5 When Windows is activated, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-w10_pro_to_enterprise-3.jpg

    6 You have now upgraded from Windows 10 Pro to the Windows 10 Enterprise edition. (see screenshot below)

    Upgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise-w10_pro_to_enterprise-4.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 25
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    @Brink

    Hi Brink, if it would be the necessity to downgrade again to PRO, original ESD OEM license would be still valid, or Upgrading to E is going to be lost?
    Thanks
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    Cirus said:
    @Brink

    Hi Brink, if it would be the necessity to downgrade again to PRO, original ESD OEM license would be still valid, or Upgrading to E is going to be lost?
    Thanks

    Hello Cirus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Normally, you should be able to just change the product key to the Pro key to downgrade from Enterprise to Pro again.

    Downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro

    However, since this is an OEM Pro key, it would be best to create a system image before you upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This way if it won't let you downgrade to an OEM Pro, you can just restore the system image instead.
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       #3

    Hi Brink, thanks for the reply.
    Indeed I thought to backup my activation by means of Advanced Tokens Manager 3.5 and restore it again in case.
    What do you think?
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       #4

    Cirus said:
    Hi Brink, thanks for the reply.
    Indeed I thought to backup my activation by means of Advanced Tokens Manager 3.5 and restore it again in case.
    What do you think?
    That could work as well, but a system image is the most reliable method when all else fails.
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       #5

    Understood. Thanks!
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #6

    You're most welcome.
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