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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