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Old 01-06-18, 10:38
ben.ward ben.ward is offline
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Smile Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free

If you have Windows 10 Home, you may want to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional (Pro) as it contains more features, such as Group Policy Editor and the option to delay updates for longer. There is, however, a way you can upgrade to it for free.

You will need:
  • A recent version of Windows 10 (e.g April Update, Fall Creator's Update).
  • A Pro or Ultimate key from an older version of Windows (eg Win 7) Note: This should be from an old Windows DISC or USB DRIVE!

There are two ways you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Using Settings
Open the Settings app, click the Update & Security section and then Activation. Click Change Product Key, then enter your old product key. Follow the on-screen messages and wait.

Media Creation Tool
Visit this link (Microsoft.com) and click the Download Tool Now button. Open the Media Creation Tool, click Upgrade this PC now and wait until the install process has finished.

IMPORTANT: THE SECOND WAY CAN REINSTALL WINDOWS, SO BACK UP YOUR FILES AND PROGRAMS BEFORE DOING IT! See this Win Central page on how to backup.

Please try out these methods, see if they work. I am currently trying this out and will update my post if it does work properly!

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