Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 home is very easy, and even a 10-year-old child can do it easily. Let’s assume that you already have Windows 10 Home and because you are an advanced user, and you are looking to upgrade it. Keeping in mind that you are an advanced user, the 64-bit version of Windows seems best fit for you. So in this post, we will explain how to do this step by step.

windows 10 pro upgrade process

Windows 10 Pro Upgrade Details

Windows 10 Pro Price₹14,999
Licence TypeDigital Product Key
Activation TimeInstant
Download SizeAbout 3

1. Buy a Genuine Product Key

If you own a genuine Microsoft Windows 10 pro product key, you will get regular future updates, and your Windows will run smooth as always. Also, the Pro price is higher than that of Home version of Windows 10. The fake product key may not work as expected and your application may crash frequently.

Link to purchase a product key: Microsoft Store

  • Add the product to your cart and finally checkout using your preferred payment method.

Finally, you will get a product key. Keep it safe or take a screenshot of it from Windows. If you already have one, skip this.

2. Begin Windows 10 Pro Upgradation Process

  1. First of all, press Windows key from your keyboard or click Start.
  2. Now click on the Setting‘s gear icon and proceed further.
    windows 10 pro setting shortcut
  3. Select “Update and Security” by scrolling to the bottom of Windows Setting.
    windows 10 pro update security
  4. In the next window click on the Activation tab finally select Change Product Key.
    windows 10 pro enter product key
  5. Enter your 25 Digit Windows 10 Pro Product key to begin the Upgrade process.
    windows 10 pro start upgrade
  6. Finally, click Start button to begin your Upgradation process.

This process may take several minutes to complete. We would highly recommend you to have an internet connection over 4 Mbps or above. The faster will be an internet connection, the quicker the installation will be done.

Alternatively, You can install a fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro using DVD drive.

Do You Really Need Windows 10 Pro Upgrade?

Before you upgrade, you should know whether you need this upgrade or not. If you an average PC user and looking for an operating system for everyday use then Windows 10 Home is all you need, not Windows 10 Pro.

Recommended Windows 10 for Different Users

User TypeWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
GamerYes (64 Bit)No
DeveloperNoYes (64 Bit)
Normal UserYes (32 Bit, 64 Bit)No

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major benefits of Windows 10 Pro Upgrade?

There are a lot of benefits of Windows 10 Pro over Home version. However, if you are an advanced user, these features are more beneficial for you.

  • BitLocker Availability
  • Remote Desktop
  • Hyper-V
  • Trusted Boot
  • Maximum RAM support upto 2TB
  • Create Work Network

Will I lose my files after upgradation?

No, all your personal files will remain as it is. The upgrade will not affect your disk drive.

What will happen to my installed Softwares and Games?

Any installed application will remain intact regardless of upgrade. You can generally use the application as App Data Files will not be affected.

What will happen if I upgrade with the product key I don’t own?

Windows might accept your fake product key during upgradation process, but the same will be detected again later. You will not receive any significant or minor periodic updates, and you can not take advantage of optimized Windows 10 pro.

My Windows upgrade stopped or not working (getting an error)

This is primarily because you may have pirated version of previous Windows. Make sure your Windows is genuine.

If that is related to internet, fix your internet connection. Connect to the fastest wifi available.

If nothing is working, maybe your system specification is not qualified for Windows 10 Pro upgrade. Minimum processor required is 1 GHz, minimum RAM is 1GB and minimum hard disk should be 16GB. Check more details here.

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