How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro Using OEM Codes

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How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro Using OEM Codes

Anyron Copeman | PCWorld

Windows 10 Home has all the features that many users demand from a desktop OS, but that doesn’t satisfy everyone. For PC enthusiasts or small business CEOs, the add-ons that Windows 10 Pro comes with may be a much better choice.
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Upgrading to Windows 10 Pro gives you a total of 12 add-ons. These include BitLocker encryption software, Remote Desktop Connection, and a virtualization tool known as Hyper-V. Users will also receive enterprise-specific updates and device management controls. For more information, see the article ‘7 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, which is “safer and more comfortable”.

Even if you’re thinking about updating to Windows 11 Pro, you’ll need to install Windows 10 Pro first. Microsoft only supports free upgrades if you’re upgrading from Windows 10 to an equivalent version of Windows 11. Microsoft StoreYou can get Windows 10 Pro for about $275 at . This method uses the OEM code, which is the easiest way to update your PC or laptop.

There are a few things you need to do ahead of time to get a smooth upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using OEM codes. First, you need to make sure that Windows 10 Home is running under a digital license. Click Settings>Update & Security>Enable.

You should then turn off any background processes that may be interfering with the upgrade process. Press ‘Windows Key + X’ to open the Task Manager window. Place the cursor on the background process item displayed in the ‘Processes’ tab, right-click and click ‘End Task’. Finally, reboot your PC and you’re ready to install.

Here’s how to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using an OEM code.

  1. Click Settings > Upgrade & Security > Activation.
  2. Disconnect from the Internet and go offline.
  3. Click Settings > Activation > Change Product Key.
  4. Enter the official Microsoft RTM code ‘VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T’ and proceed to the next step. This license is only used during the upgrade process to the Pro version and does not directly activate the Pro version.
  5. After clicking ‘Start’, the PC will automatically reboot when the operation is complete.
  6. Manually a second reboot to make sure the operation is complete.
  7. Re-enable your internet connection.
  8. Copy the official Windows 10 Pro product key from the email.
  9. Go back to the Settings app and click ‘Change Product Key’ in the Activation section. Paste the copied product key to activate your pro license. [email protected]

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