How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Pro

Instructions for upgrading from Home to Professional version of Windows 10

It may be necessary that you want to go from Windows 10 Home (Home) to Windows 10 (Pro) Professional (upgrade edition) to take advantage of all the benefits of the older version.

There are several ways to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional:

  1. Reinstalling the system with the Windows 10 Pro installation disk

  2. Buying a digital license from the Microsoft Store

  3. Using the upgrade key to Windows 10 Pro

This article shows the built-in upgrade method WITHOUT reinstalling the system with the key!

To upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, you will need an upgrade key.

You have to enter the upgrade key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-....(Read more)

First of all you need to TURN OFF THE INTERNET!

Otherwise you will get error 0x803fa067 and will not be able to update your system!


Disconnecting the Internet

  1. Click on the Internet icon Internet Enabled Icon

    Select «Network and Internet settings»

  2. Click «Configuring the adapter settings»

  3. Choose your own «Adapter» And click «Disconnect network device»

Entering the key and starting the update process

  1. After disconnecting the Internet, go to «Main»

  2. In the window «Windows Settings» Click on → «Updates and Security»

  3. In the left window of the list «Updates and security» Click on «Activate».

  4. Next, click on "Change Product Key".

  5. Select «Update Key»

    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T and click on «Further»
  6. After that you will be asked to close all applications

    Close all applications and click on «Start»

  7. The upgrade to Professional will begin

  8. When the update is complete you will see an error:


    Don't worry! That's the way it should be!

  9. Reboot the computer!

  10. Opening:
    Windows Settings → Update and Security → Activate and you can see that the Operating System has been updated to the Professional version!

You will now need the Windows 10 Professional activation key after the upgrade!

Turning on the Internet in Windows 10

  1. Click on the icon «Globe» Internet Disable Icon Then click on «Network and Internet Settings»
  2. Click on «Setup adapter settings»

  3. Choosing «Own adapter» And click «Turning on a network device»

Comments (49)

30 Dec 2023
Thank you !!! Everything worked !!! Happy New Year !!!
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30 Dec 2023
Today is December 30, 2023. Everything worked. The update is working. Thank you!
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08 Nov 2023
It's PRO 10. Don't forget to turn off the internet, or I almost broke my beak too.
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31 Oct 2023
Thank you. I had windows 10 home for one language, now pro. But the activation is gone.
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26 Oct 2023
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14 Oct 2023
Error "The entered product key does not match". Do I need to enter the key from the article?
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11 Oct 2023
It worked, windows home is now pro. After rebooting it wrote that Windows 10 pro is not activated, but after connecting the internet everything activated itself. Home was licensed
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21 Sep 2023
Norm. It's pro now, but not activated. How do I get it back?
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19 Jul 2023
Thank you very much.
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13 Jul 2023
Thanks, it worked, there was no error, the laptop rebooted itself and came out already pro
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15 Jun 2023
If I use this method, will the data be erased or will it stay in place, just upgrade to a pro version?
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18 Jul 2023
Hello! The data will not be erased, just the version will be updated.
12 Jun 2023
I want to use your way to upgrade to Pro version, but there is one question: all my data, as well as settings set by me personally will be transferred to the Pro version or I will have to re-configure?
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18 Jul 2023
Hello! All data and settings will not be changed. Just upgrade to Pro version and that's all.
25 May 2023
Real shot! It's great. Except that it says *system not activated* in the settings. Won't it mess with my mind later on? Who knows?
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03 Jun 2023
Hello! We recommend that you buy the activation key in our store: https://altonkey.com/en/microsoft-windows/windows-10/windows-10-pro-esd
23 May 2023
It didn't work out. May 2023
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03 Jun 2023
Hello! Write here: order@altonkey.com
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19 May 2023
May 19, 2023 -- working method, but the laptop immediately rebooted without any problems
1 / 1
03 Jun 2023
Good that the update went without problems, we recommend that you buy in our store activation key: https://altonkey.com/en/microsoft-windows/windows-10/windows-10-pro-esd

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