Windows 10 is all the rage right now, and for some very good reasons of course. While there are plenty of PC owners out there looking for the right way to upgrade their Windows 7 / 8.1 machines to Windows 10, there are those who want their PCs running Windows 10 Home edition installation to try out the big boy pants; that is an upgrade to the Pro edition. We show you how you can do that.

Upgrading Windows 8.1 Core to the 8.1 Pro version was something that was easily manageable, mostly so because Microsoft did not place the upgrade option in areas which one just could not stumble upon. In Windows 10, that option is still very much present, yes sir, but the software giant has really shuffled it around this time.

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But fret not, we are here to help with it. Simply follow the instructions below to upgrade your Home edition copy of Windows 10 to the Pro edition.

Step 1: To begin, launch the Settings app (Windows key + I).

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Step 2: Next up, navigate to Update & security > Activation.

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Step 3: In this Activation window, you should see a button at the bottom, titled, Go to Store. Click it. Windows Store will now launch with a special upgrade page.


Step 4: In the Home tab, there will be a banner reading “Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro” followed by a blue button reading $99.99. This is the price you will be paying for the upgrade, and considering you may have already known that, click it to upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.


One of the primary concerns Windows 10 Home users seem to be having is that it offers no control over the automatic updates for Windows which can turn into a headache depending on your usage. The Pro edition however, is susceptible to a few tricks to delay these updates.

Anyways, did the above steps worked for you when upgrading Home to Pro edition? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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