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How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise

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Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview 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.

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, change the product key to a valid Enterprise product key. (see screenshots below)
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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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2. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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

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4. You have now upgraded to the Windows 10 Enterprise edition. (see screenshot below)
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You may need to close and reopen Settings to refresh it to see Windows 10 Enterprise displayed instead of Windows 10 Pro.

How to See which Edition of Windows 10 you have Installed


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That's it,
Shawn