Upgrade From Windows 11 Home To Windows 11 Pro Without Reinstalling Windows

To upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro is very simple, all you need is a product key of any previous Professional version of windows.

Including old versions of Windows like windows 7, 8 or 10 pro. If you have any of those product key you don’t need to purchase one.

Video Tutorial:

Upgrade From Windows 11 Home To Windows 11 Pro

Right-click the Start button and select Settings from the menu.

In Settings, click System, then on the right. Scroll down and select Activation.

These next steps will depend on whether you have a product key already or not. If you don’t, you’ll need to purchase one from the Microsoft app.

Note: Be mindful, you can use old versions of Windows pro product key like windows 7, 8 or 10. To upgrade to Windows 11 pro, If you have any of those product keys you don’t need to purchase one.

If you have a product key already, Expand the Upgrade your edition of  Windows menu. Click the Change button next to Change Product Key.

In the Enter a product key window, type in the product key you have, once done click Next.

If the product key is valid, you’ll see a message letting you know you’re upgrading your version of Windows.

When ready, click Start.

The upgrade will take some time to complete, and may restart few times. The amount of time it takes may vary, depending on your PC.

When the upgrade is complete, you’ll see a message letting you know it was successful.

Verify you’re now running Windows Pro by going to Start > Settings > About.

Scroll down and expand the “Windows Specifications” section to view your Windows version.

You can also check your version of Windows via the Start menu. To do this, press the Windows key and type winver, then press Enter.

In the About Windows window, you should see the version number and the Windows 11 edition you’re using.

Buy Windows 11 Pro from Microsoft Store

If you need to purchase Windows 11 Pro, open Start > Settings > System > Activation. Expand the “Upgrade your edition of Windows” section and click Open Store.

You’ll need to sign in with your Microsoft account and purchase a copy of Pro. After confirming your purchase, follow the onscreen instructions.

You’ll be prompted to upgrade and restart the PC. After the restart, you should see that you’re now running the Pro version of Windows 11.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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