Can I upgrade from Windows 10 Home --> Pro-->Windows 11 Pro?

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  1. Beetlejuice7979

    Beetlejuice7979 MDL Novice

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    #1 Beetlejuice7979, Nov 24, 2021
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    I upgraded my OEM Win 10 Home build to Pro using the method described in this forum using KMS et al.

    When I look at the particulars in my system info, I see it says "Windows is activated using your organization's activation service"

    While i'm in no hurry to upgrade, I'm just wondering if Microsoft will ever push a W11 update to my laptop? Or must I update manually? I confirmed my laptop is Win11 compatible with Microsoft.
     
  2. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    Win 11 is not an automatic upgrade. You have to do it manually.
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK, you could not directly upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Pro!

    Firstly you/ll need to change the used product key of W10 from Home to Pro and then reactivate it using your initial activation scheme, which seems to be KMS because of: "Windows is activated using your organization's activation service"

    After that, you could upgrade to Windows 11 Pro and use the KMS again for the activation using a Windows 11 Pro Product Key.

    Using a KMS Service for Activation of Windows, there will be no HWID at MS Servers. If you had an HWID of your machine, it would store the relevant Hardware Data at MS Servers and use those to Auto-Activate, even if you upgrade from W10 to W11, but from Home to Pro. That upgrade would be for the same level as the origin activation only like: Home -> Home or Pro -> Pro. To change that Level, the Product Key will need a change, here from Home to Pro.

    Just check out the many ways how to get a working HWID for your machine and use that instead of a KMS Service, which will give you the ability to do as much Re-Installation etc. as you may need. All about as long, as there aren't extensive Hardware changes to your machine!
     
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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just do your homework and google for: What is the difference between HWID and KMS Activation? You'll get all the relevant needed information that way! And all of that is also explained on MDL thousand of times already, no need to do that again and again!
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    This has no relation to the method of activation, ALL systems will eventually see the Win 11 announcement in WU, even x86 devices get it (win 11 doesn't even exist for x86, but still).

    When MSFT thinks the device is eligible for 11 it will show a "download and install" option in WU.
     
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  6. kunjar

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    Similar question, I basically have a laptop that came preinstalled with Win10home but I want to install and activate Win11pro. Do I just make the necessary iso using uupdump, clean install, then use the "Winactivate luzedev" listed in @Enthousiast signature for HWID activation? Can you force HWID instead of KMS? Or does the script just default to HWID?

    I've currently installed win11home on a .vhdx using the official Microsoft iso produced by the media creation tool. It never asked me which version I wanted to install. Just went ahead and installed win11home as I presume this is what my laptop has a license for. Is there anyway i can change this to win11pro by installing a generic win11pro key? I've searched on google and none work. Keeps saying some of the characters cannot be displayed when I paste the key in the Activation-->change product key box.

    Regards
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    As long as Home is not included, yes, else you have to use the generic ei.cfg or pid.txt with the pro key in.

    And yes, winactivate will HWID or KMS38 activate it, by default it's set to HWID. Normal (180 days VL) KMS activation is not part of winactivate.

    Here you can find all info about online upgrading/license switching to other editions by KEY:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...21h1-2-vb_release.80763/page-157#post-1601562
     
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  8. egyptian hak

    egyptian hak MDL Junior Member

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    I am upgraded my oem windows 7 licensed after using bybus tweak registry to windows 11 pro and got it activated with digital license
     
  9. cadram

    cadram MDL Member

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    My surface Go laptop came with W10 Home installed.
    Mistakenly I used a W11 Pro ISO to update, and this has caused many problems.
    Among them being cannot activate although everything seems to be working ok.
    Cannot reinstall W10 or W11 Home so changed my key to Pro trying various methods suggested on internet to activate, this of course wiped my W10 Home key.
    Managed to find my original key through CMD, but this will not work on W11 Pro installation
    Now caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
    Cannot even do a clean install.
    Any ideas as to how to solve this problem will be appreciated.
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The key is in the bios MSDM part. It's for Home so no it won't work for Pro.

    You can use KMS_VL_ALL for KMS activation or the tool i hint at in my sig for HWID activation.
     
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    cadram MDL Member

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    How do you use the above, is it done using CMD?
     
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    cadram MDL Member

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    #14 cadram, Dec 1, 2021 at 22:53
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2021 at 13:11
    Thank you for your reply. Have already tried several times without success your above HWID suggestion.
    What I have not tried is "Winactivate luzeadev github" link, how do I install it into my computer



    Update. KMS Activation success.

    My thanks to Enthousiast,