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Discus and support Windows 10 Home to Pro upgrade... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi I have been thinking of upgrading my current Home version of Windows 10 to the Pro version, just to get a little more control over updates, do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by stuarttunstall, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Windows 10 Home to Pro upgrade...


    Hi

    I have been thinking of upgrading my current Home version of Windows 10 to the Pro version, just to get a little more control over updates, do you think the upgrade is worth the £120 that they want via the Windows Store? I would only buy a 100% GENUINE upgrade even though you see them on Amazon/Ebay for aboy £10 *Smile

    Stuart

    :)
     
    stuarttunstall, Nov 29, 2017
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  2. product key and Windows 10 upgrade

    No, but you could upgrade to Windows 10 home, then buy the Pro add-on so you can upgrade. Normally Windows 10 Pro costs $199, but if you already have Windows 10 Home edition, you can upgrade to Pro edition for only $99 instead (which is the same cost
    as upgrading Windows 7 home to 7 pro). See "How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro".
     
    Shawn 'Cmdr' Keene [MVP], Nov 29, 2017
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  3. How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

    Really? It is free to upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home, then $90 to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. But $199 to upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Pro? Am I reading that right?
     
    Paul from NZ, Nov 29, 2017
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    Windows 10 Home to Pro upgrade...

    CountMike, Nov 29, 2017
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  5. cereberus Win User
    It is all about financial risk. I bought one of the cheap keys and it just worked. Even if key gets blocked later because key turns out to be dodgy, it really does not matter that much as you will have a digital licence which remains in perpetuity tied to mobo - FCU only checks your key is valid at installation time but never uses it otherwise.

    Some will say it is not legal to buy such keys, which is not actually the case really as there is no law that says you cannot. It is of course against not in accordance with EULA for vendors to sell such keys, but MS never seems to actively take steps to stop this practice which has gone on for years.

    Crucially, this is not piracy, unlike users who use illegal techniques to activate volume licence keys for example.
    Of course, caveat emptor definitely applies as there are vendors who scam you.

    Only you can judge if you are willing to risk £10 or not. To me that gives you 11 bites at the cherry before you are worse off. You would be incredibly unlucky to be scammed by 12 different vendors.

    In the end, it is risk-reward, and of course your own moral conscience.
     
    cereberus, Nov 29, 2017
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  6. HI,
    Yes 10 Pro is about the only version worth using
    A few more update options to curb some of the test updates MS pushes out to Home versions first.
    Get to finally kill the silly lock screen......
     
    ThrashZone, Nov 29, 2017
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  7. cereberus Win User
    The same options are rolled out to Home and Pro at exactly the same time!

    You can kill lockscreen on Home with a simple regedit (except AU version).
     
    cereberus, Nov 29, 2017
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  8. Windows 10 Home to Pro upgrade...

    Hi,
    I believe that tweak for lock screen on home only applies to wake up not start up.
     
    ThrashZone, Nov 29, 2017
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  9. cereberus Win User
    Only for AU.
     
    cereberus, Apr 5, 2018
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