Updated November 09, Once you've decided you need to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro , you have two methods to do so. One is to do a fresh install of Pro, while the other is to install Pro on top of Windows 10 Home. We'll focus on this second method here because your computer likely came installed with Home. If you don't know which version of Windows you have , you can find it easily whether you're using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or XP. However, if you installed Home manually, for example on a PC you built yourself, you have the option to move the Home license elsewhere and install the Pro version in its place.
pdyiya.me No data will be lost. It will only install pro features. Reply. Chris ∙. Oct 30, - Press Windows key + R. 2. Type: pdyiya.me 3. Hit Enter. 4. Enter your Windows 10 Pro key. If its not accepted, try the following. Upgrade to. Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer still works for many Windows 7 desktop machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
But note that a key can only be used on one PC at a time, so if you use that key for a new PC build , any other PC running that key is out of luck. Downsides of Using an Old Key When using an older Windows key to activate Windows 10, you may run into complications if Microsoft isn't sure whether you're eligible to update or not. But that seems to be happening less in recent months and years. Don't Activate Windows: I have colleagues who have used non-activated versions of Windows for years without Microsoft ever shutting it down. Microsoft brands PCs running an unactivated version of Windows 10 with a watermark in the bottom-right corner of the screen.