How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro

WIndows 10 Pro is the version of Microsoft's operating system dedicated to workers. Here's how to activate it and what are the premium features

Have you always used your computer at home, but now you need to bring it to the office? If you use Windows 10, in addition to transferring your hardware from one place to another, you can upgrade to the Pro version in just a few steps. The parent company allows you to choose from 10 variants of the operating system, which differ in a number of features.

For example, in the Pro version there is the ability to encrypt data with Bitlocker technology. Also, you can use the Remote feature to manage your PC remotely, as well as the ability to postpone updates without having to install them right away. The operating system also has a software called Hyper-V to create virtual machines and emulate other OSes. All these options are missing in the Home version. In short, if you need to use your computer for work, the Pro version is the one for you. Fortunately, there are several ways to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Upgrade your system to Windows 10 Pro: here's how to do it

Before doing the operation you'll have to make sure that you really have Windows 10 Home. To do this, follow the path Start > Information: a window will open with various information and next to the item "OS Name" you'll understand which version of Windows is present on the PC. After checking, you can proceed with the update.

If you have already purchased the Windows 10 Pro license, you will have a product key that you must enter in the space provided by the system. You can do this from the About page: you'll find the entry right under the name of your Windows version. After launching and validating the product key, the system will start the update.

Buy Windows 10 Pro product key

If you haven't purchased a product key yet, you can do so within the Microsoft Store. Buying the update costs less than buying it from scratch, so make sure you always do the former if you already use another version of Windows 10. To make your purchase, you need a Microsoft account and a payment system such as PayPal or credit card.

After purchasing the license, your computer will start downloading all the files needed to run the operating system. When the process finishes, you can start your computer to see and use the new Windows 10 Pro version. To make sure everything went well, check the operating system version again.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for free

If you previously purchased a license for Windows 8.1 Pro or Windows 7 Pro, you can upgrade to the Pro operating system totally free of charge. To do this, switch your device to airplane mode so that the connection is disabled. At this point you can change the product key by first entering one provided by Microsoft itself. When the update is finished, activate the new version. Click on Change Product Key and enter the one you have. At this point you can activate Windows 10 Pro for free.