How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

You can use Windows 10 Pro upgrade key: 78JPN-2C8WQ-7G86T-8JJP4-WFG6T

If you see the error: “The product key you entered didn’t work. Check the product key and try again”, you restart your pc. It will upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

windows 10 product key error

If you restart your pc but it still can’t upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro, you do as method 1 or method 6 here.

The last solution is method 6 of this article. It takes long time but I’m sure it works 100%.

Method 1: You use cmd to up upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

Step 1: You open cmd (run as administrator)

run-cmd-by-administration

Step 2: You type this code:

slmgr.vbs /upk

Then you type this code:

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

If you see Target edition: Professional, your Windows 10 Home can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro

If you don’t see you go method 3

Step 3: You type these codes in cmd

sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv
changepk.exe /productkey
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
exit

Then you enter and wait for a moment.

Note: If you see “Windows upgrade failed”, you restart Windows to fix it.

You can watch this video to know how to do it:

Method 2: You use Windows Setting to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

Step 1: You open “Activation Setting

Step 2: You click “Change product key“. Then you paste one of the keys here:

Key upgrade

  • Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
  • Win 10 Home to Win 10 Edu: YNMGQ-8RYV3-4PGQ3-C8XTP-7CFBY
  • Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro Edu: 8PTT6-RNW4C-6V7J2-C2D3X-MHBPB
  • Win 10 Home to Win 10 Pro for Workstations: DXG7C-N36C4-C4HTG-X4T3X-2YV77

Step 3: You click “Start” to begin upgrading Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

Note:

  • You need to turn off your wifi and turn it back on when the update is 10% or more to complete
  • If you have Windows 10 Home license, you will lose license when you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro

You can watch this video to know How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

Method 3: You use cmd to remove Windows 10 Home key. Then you upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

Step 1: You open cmd (run as administrator)

open cmd admin Windows 7 8 10

Step 2: You type these codes in cmd to remove the old Windows 10 Home key

slmgr.vbs /upk
slmgr.vbs /cpky

slmgr.vbs /ckms

Step 3: You type these codes in cmd to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv
changepk.exe /productkey VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
exit

Note:

1. If you can’t upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro and you lose the Windows 10 Home license. You type this code in cmd to reactivate Windows 10 Home

slmgr.vbs /ipk YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7

2. If you see the error, you use method 4

Method 4: You use media creation tool to reinstall Windows 10 Home without losing data. Then you use method 3 again to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

Step 1: You visit here to download media creation tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Step 2: You click “Download tool now

Step 3: You install this tool

Step 4: You use the tool to reinstall Windows 10. You accept Microsoft software license terms to start reinstalling Windows 10

Step 5: You select “Keep personal files and apps” to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data => Then you click Install

Done. You wait for a moment to reinstall Windows 10.

Then you use method 3 again.

You can watch this video to know how to reinstall Windows 10

Method 5: You install new Windows 10 Pro to replace the old Windows 10 Home

Note: You back up your data first before you reinstall Windows 10 Pro. You copy data from C drive, Desktop to D or E drive.

Step 1: You download Wintohdd here: https://www.easyuefi.com/wintohdd/index.html

Step 2: You install Wintohdd

Step 3: You download Windows 10 Pro iso from Microsoft: https://appsforpcfree.net/download-windows-10-iso-from-microsoft-2020/

Then you move Windows 10 iso file to the D drive or E drive. You don’t put Windows 10 iso file on the C drive because Wintohdd will delete all data on the C drive

Step 4: You open Wintohdd, then you select “Reinstall Windows

Step 5: You click the Browse Icon button, then you select Windows 10 iso file you want to install

Step 6: You select Windows 10 Pro to install Windows 10 Pro. Then you click Next

Step 7: You select Next and Wintohdd will ask you to create a WinPE image. You select Yes

Step 8: After successfully built the WinPE image, WinToHDD will prompt you to reboot the computer. You click “Yes” button to allow WinToHDD to reboot your computer.

Done. You wait for a moment to Wintohdd install Windows 10 Pro.

You can watch this video to know how to install Windows 10 Pro by Wintohdd

Method 6: You change SKUs to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

I will explain this method. You add Windows 10 Pro profile. Media creation tool will think you use Windows 10 Pro while you are still using Windows 10 Home. So when you use media creation tool to reinstall Windows 10 without losing data, the tool will reinstall Windows 10 Pro. If you don’t add Windows 10 Pro profile, when you use media creation tool, the tool will reinstall Windows 10 Home. This method takes long time but I’m sure it works 100%.

Step 1: You download SKUs of Windows 10 Pro here

Step 2: You extract the SKUs of Windows 10 Pro which you download

Extract Windows 10 skus

Now you have skus-Windows-10 folder. You open skus-Windows-10 folder, then you copde all folders on it to C:\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\skus

copy Windows 10 Pro skus

(You press Win + R to open Run, Then you type: C:\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\skus to open it)

Windows 10 Enterprise skus

Step 3: You open cmd (run as administrator)

open cmd admin Windows 7 8 10

Then you type this code:

slmgr.vbs /upk

Then you copy and paste these codes:

cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /rilc
cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /upk >nul 2>&1
cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul 2>&1
cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul 2>&1
cscript.exe %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs /ipk VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv
clipup -v -o -altto c:\
echo

Step 4: You use media creation tool to reinstall Windows 10 to complete this upgrade.

Done.

You can watch this video to know how to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro by changing SKUs

I also sell Windows 10 product key here:

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