How to upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro

Most consumer Windows 11 devices and even expensive devices like the Surface Laptop Studio come with Windows 11 Home. Windows 11 Pro has features like domain join and Hyper-V so if you want to switch from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro there are a few simple steps to change editions.

First you will need a Windows 11 Pro licence key. You can get this from the Microsoft Store by going Start-Settings-System-Activation and in the Upgrade your addition of Windows section click on Open Store.

If you already have a product key these are the steps:

  1. Go to Start, Settings, System, Activation
  2. Select Change product key
  3. Enter your product key and click next
  4. Reboot and you are all done!

Here is my step-by-step video of how to upgrade from Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro

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