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Upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro Edition for Free

Updated on Jul 24, 2019 by Tracy King to Computer Instruction

Summary:
Are you trying to find a free and easy way to upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition? Want to free upgrade Windows 10 Home edition to Pro? This page will provide you 2 free methods to guide you effectively upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without formatting or losing any data. Follow to get Windows 10 Pro install on your PC now.
PAGE CONTENT:
How to upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition
Part 1. Extend system C drive and fix existing errors on Windows PC
Part 2. Backup system and files before upgrade
Part 3. Free upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition

Don't know what are the differences between Windows Home and Pro edition? Below picture will give you a brief introduction. 

Windows 10 Home vs Pro

How to upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition? Without a key?

Not satisfied with installed Windows 10 Home edition on your PC? Are you trying to find a way to upgrade Windows 10 from Home edition to Pro edition for free?
Is it possible to free upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without a key? Sure!
According to professional Windows tech support sites and managers, here on this page, we'll gather and show you two free methods to upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without losing data and formatting. 

Just follow and see how to free upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro with ease now.

Part 1. Extend system C drive and fix existing errors on Windows PC

Before you start Windows upgrade process, it's highly recommended for you to leave enough space in system C drive so to install new Windows 10 ISO image files. 
Removing bad sectors or unknown file system errors is also highly necessary so to avoid unexpected Windows 10 update stuck or failure issue. Free partition manager software will effectively help with extending system C drive and repair bad sector error. 
Here you may try EaseUS free partition manager software - Partition Master Free Edition for help:

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 Windows 10 is supported

  • Extend system C drive:

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master

Run EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Add space to the System C drive

1. Shrink partition and leave unallocated space for extending C: drive:

  1. Right-click on a partition next to the C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  2. Drag either end of the partition to shrink and leave unallocated space behind the system C: drive and click "OK".

2. Right-click on the System C: drive and select "Resize/Move".

Extend System partition

To add space to the C: drive, drag the system partition end into unallocated space.

Add space to C drive

Step 3: Confirm to extend system C drive

Click the "Execute Operation" button, check all the operations waiting for pending, and click "Apply" to keep all changes so to extend C drive.

Confirm to extend system C drive
  • Repair bad sectors/file system errors
 

Step 1: Open EaseUS Partition Master on your computer. Then locate the disk, right-click the partition you want to check, and choose "Check File System".

Check Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the Check File System window, keep the "Try to fix errors if found" option selected and click "Start".

Check Partition - Step 2

Step 3: The software will begin checking your partition file system on your disk. When it has completed, click "Finish".

Check Partition - Step 3

After this, reboot PC to keep all changes.

Part 2. Backup system and files before upgrade

In order to avoid data loss issue or system revert issue, it's highly recommended for you to backup Windows 10 system and data before upgrade to Windows 10 Pro edition. Professional Windows backup recovery software - EaseUS Todo Backup can help you do the job. 

Part 3. Free upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition

After Step 1 and Step 2, you can now upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition with either method offered below.

Method 1. Manually upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro by upgrading Windows Store

1. Open Windows Store, log in with your Microsoft Account, click on your account icon and select Download and Updates;
2. Select Store, click Update under Store;
Wait for the Windows Store update process to complete.
3. After the update, search Windows 10 in the search box and click on it;
4. After this, click Install to upgrade your Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition.
5. Click Yes, let's go to confirm the upgrade process.

Upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro.

If the process is 100%, which means that it's almost done and you'll need to restart your PC manually when you receive Succeed message.

Windows 10 Home to Pro edition update.

6. Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation to check if it is Activated. Usually, it would be activated. If not, purchase a key for the activation.

Method 2. Upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without activation

1. Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation;

Update Windows 10 from Home to Pro edition without key.

2. Click Go to Store > Click on Upgrade to Pro so to upgrade from Home edition to Pro edition;

Get Windows 10 Pro update access.

You don't have to pay for an activation key right now, you can buy it later after the upgrade process.

Update Windows 10 from Home to Pro without activation key.

3. Click Start upgrade when you see the features of Pro edition and click Yes, let's go to confirm.

Confirm to upgrade Windows 10 from Home to Pro.

4. Wait for the process complete at 100% and restart PC, then you'll get Windows 10 Pro edition upgraded and installed on your PC. 

Now you can use Windows 10 Pro on your PC. And you may need to activate the system after 30 days free trial by then. 

If you lost data after Windows 10 upgrade, you can restore it from backup images created before the upgrade. 
If you want to revert to the previous system, you can try Windows revert access to downgrade Pro to Home edition or directly perform system restore to downgrade Windows 10 Pro to Home from system image created by EaseUS Todo Backup.