Windows 10: Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro

Discus and support Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, i have upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home. I 'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro edition from usb installation files and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by subwrc, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. subwrc Win User

    Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro


    Hi,
    i have upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home. I 'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro edition from usb installation files and not store. After running setup.exe and choosing Upgrade i reach in a screen as this but it says home instead of pro and i cannot change it anyway. I also tried putting ei.cfg in sources folder with the following configuration but with no success :
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail
    As i use the laptop for development and it has many extras i would like to avoid the time consuming process of clean installation and just do the upgrade to pro and insert the pro key afterwards. Is this possible?

    :)
     
    subwrc, Dec 13, 2015
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  2. Trying to downgrade Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home

    Hey guys I had Windows 7 and went through the Microsoft site to upgrade to Windows 10. It gave me Windows 10 Pro edition and had some activation issues. I bought Windows 10 home from a retail store and have tried to downgrade the pro to home edition and
    no matter what I do it just keeps installing the pro version through the usb. How do I change it to home edition?
     
    CameronBrabazon, Dec 13, 2015
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  3. Upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Will I lose my drivers, apps or files if I upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

    I am upgrading to Pro because I want to change the language of the OS, and the Home edition will not let me change it. Will I be able to change the language if I upgrade to Pro?
     
    SergioPerez22, Dec 13, 2015
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro

    The following is how I understand it.
    If you do have a Win 10 Pro key.................
    Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > left side, Activation > right side, Change product key > enter the generic Win 10 pro product key ............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    That will take you to Pro version but NOT activation.
    You can then use your Win 10 Pro key to activate.
     
    davidhk, Dec 13, 2015
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  5. subwrc Win User
    *Eek Oh my god! It worked! Changed to Pro in two minutes installation! *Biggrin Really thank you!
     
    subwrc, Dec 13, 2015
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  6. davidhk Win User
    Nice. You are welcome.
    Please mark this thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Dec 13, 2015
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
  8. subwrc Win User

    Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro

    subwrc, Dec 13, 2015
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    If you already have a Pro key, you could enter it using the method in the tutorial to upgrade to Pro and be automatically activated with that key.
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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