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How to upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Pro

Madson Obzl
How to upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Pro

How to upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Pro

If you're looking to learn a bit more about different editions, you can check out Windows 11 Editions on Keyingo Store

. In addition to Home and Pro, there are numerous editions for business and education users. There are also specific editions for different kinds of devices.

One of the Pro main features is BitLocker encryption, which helps protect the data on your PC from external attackers. Encrypting your data means only you can access it, and that's important if you're worried about data privacy and security.

Another main feature is support for Remote Desktop. This lets you remotely connect to your PC and control it from anywhere, which can be very useful for PCs you leave at the office, for example. There's also support for Hyper-V virtualization. This lets you create and run virtual machines, so you can test specific environments or risky software without damaging your host PC.

However, it's worth noting there are a few apps that offer similar tools if you have Windows 11 Home. VMware Workstation Player is an example of an app for running virtual machines, and TeamViewer is good for accessing remote PCs. You don't need the Pro edition necessarily.

More niche features for Pro include the ability to join Azure Active Directory or a business domain. Originally, Windows 11 Pro also allowed you to set up your device with a local account out of the box, but now, an internet connection is required for both editions, and you still need a Microsoft account to set up Windows 11 Pro for personal use. There is a workaround for that in both editions, though.

How to upgrade to Windows 11 Pro

If you're set on upgrading from Windows 11 Home to Pro, If you do not have a Windows 11 Pro Key, you can upgrade from Microsoft Store: here's what you need to do:

Open the Settings app and choose Activation.

Expand the Upgrade your edition of Windows section to see your options. If you want to buy an upgrade to Windows 11 Pro, click Open Store.

You'll see a feature comparison between Home and Pro editions of Windows with the option to buy the upgrade. Since Windows 10 and Windows 11 licenses are the same, the Microsoft Store shows both operating systems, but it will work all the same.

Click Buy to get the new license. If you have Windows 11 Home, the upgrade should cost $99. and you can also get a Windows 11 Pro key

 from keyingo.com

, then select “I have a Windows 10/11 Pro Product Key”

Once you buy and apply the upgrade, your PC has to restart to enable the new features.

Using an existing Windows 11 Pro product key

If you already have a product key for Windows 11 Pro

 from Keyingo.com

, you can activate it using these steps:

Select Start > Settings > System > Activation.

You'll be asked for administrator permission to run the Windows Activation tool, then you can enter your Windows 11 Pro product key.

Once the key is validated, you'll need to restart your PC to enable the Pro features.

Windows 11 Home and Pro are actually based on the same installation files, so you don't have to reinstall Windows or anything to upgrade. A simple restart will configure your version of Windows, and you'll be good to go the next time you use your PC.

Since Most of the new laptop are preinstalled with Windows 11 Home, which means you'll also get Windows 11 Home when you get the update. but if you need the Pro features , you can follow the above steps to upgrade to windows 11 Pro easily.

Madson Obzl
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