Windows 10: Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro with product key

Discus and support Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro with product key in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi! This is my first post and I am still a somewhat beginner with Windows. I am a student attempting to upgrade my laptop (which came with Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by nachblue, May 26, 2021.

  1. nachblue Win User

    Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro with product key


    Hi! This is my first post and I am still a somewhat beginner with Windows. I am a student attempting to upgrade my laptop (which came with Windows 10 Home) to Windows 10 Pro (I was following information on how to use Xamarin and it recommended enabling Hyper-v for the emulator. Since it can't be installed on Windows 10 Home, I have been attempting to upgrade my Windows to 10 pro). I found a free version of Windows 10 Education through OnTheHub.com where I entered my school name to see what software I could receive free or discounted through my school. When I received the product key and entered it under Settings > Activation > Change Product Key, I receive a message saying "The product key you entered didn't work. Check the product key and try again, or enter a different one. 0x800f0805". If anyone has any experience with OnTheHub and knows if it is legit or if there's something I could do to get it to work let me know! Also, if I shouldn't even try to upgrade from Home please let me know as well. Just new at this and trying to teach myself how it all works!

    :)
     
    nachblue, May 26, 2021
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  2. Can't upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and will assist you in the best possible ways.

    I suggest you to download and create an installation media for Windows 10 Pro form the link provided below:

    Download Windows 10

    After the installation media is created, suggest you to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from the installation media. When the upgrade asks for product key, enter the product key purchased for Windows 10 Pro. If it does not accept, suggest you to skip the activation
    step. After the Operating System is installed, suggest you to activate by phone by following the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + R” and type “slui 4” and press Enter.
    • Select the Region from the list and click Next.
    • Call the Toll-Free number provided on top and can activate via phone.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, May 26, 2021
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  3. NavyLCDR Win User
    Win10 Home to W10 Pro Upgrade Error using Product Key

    The keys are there because 1. It is the product key you end up with when you gain a digital license for Windows 10 Pro through legitimate means and 2. When you do a clean install of Windows 10 (without adding an ei.cfg file), on a computer with a product key for Windows 10 Home stored in UEFI, you can use the generic product key to upgrade the Windows 10 Home that installs by default to Windows 10 Pro - but only if you have an existing digital license for that computer for Windows 10 Pro previously stored on Microsoft Activation Servers.

    The reason the generic Windows10 Pro product key will not upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Pro is because you do not have a preexisting digital license for Pro for that computer stored on Microsoft activation servers.
     
    NavyLCDR, May 26, 2021
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  4. Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro with product key

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    This is what I used

    "

    Follow these steps to upgrade from Windows 10 Home if you have a Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key:

    • Select the Start button, then select Settings >
      Update & security
      > Activation.
    • Select Change product key, and then enter this 25-character default product key:

      VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    Important

    This default product key will upgrade your device to Windows 10 Pro, but won't activate it.

    • Select Next to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
    • After your device is upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, you'll need to activate Windows. Select the Start button, then select
      Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Change product key, and then enter your 25-character Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro Pack, Windows 8.1 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack product key.
    • Select Next to activate Windows 10 Pro.
    "
     
    GrahameBarclay, May 26, 2021
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