How to Purchase or Upgrade to Windows 10 Professional Edition and Change the Product Key? I’ve a Surface 3 which came with Windows 8.1 “Core” operating system. Windows 8.1 “Core” is not Windows 8.1 Pro.
When I upgraded Windows 8.1 “Core” to Windows 10 technical preview then it became Windows 10 Home edition. Now, you will ask what is the problem with the Windows 10 Home edition?
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Professional Edition and Change the Product Key?
Ok, here is it. IT Pros like me should have Windows 10 Prof edition to enable Hyper-V and to have options like Remote desktop, BitLocker, Join a Domain or Azure Active Directory join.
In Windows 10 home edition, we won’t be able to enable features like Hyper-V, Remote Desktop, Bitlocker, and Domain or AAD Join. So what is the option to upgrade or purchase Windows 10 Pro edition?
Also, where is an option to change the product key of the Windows 10 operating system? You will get the answers those to questions from this post.
How to Purchase Windows 10 Professional Edition and Change the Product Key
Following is one of the options, which I found to upgrade your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro operating system. Go to settings –> Update and Security tab –> Activation. Go to Store is the button you want to click or tap if you want to purchase a different version of Windows 10.
Windows 10 Professional Edition
When you have a different Product Key for Windows 10 then you can change the key using the following option. There is an option to change your product key of the Windows 10 operating system. You need to click on the “Change Product Key” button (as you can see in the above picture) to change the product key of Window 10 OS. Enter your new Windows 10 product key on the following screen.
To upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 Home version, you need to pay 7,499 Indian Rupees (that will come around 118 USD). You can purchase the Windows 10 Pro version from Windows store as you can see in the following picture.
Add new payment methods if you are purchasing an application from Windows store for the first time.