Getting Windows 10 Pro features in Home version?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by heartbrake, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. heartbrake

    heartbrake MDL Novice

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    Is there a way to get Pro functionality features like bitlocker, gpedit etc in home version of Win10? Is there any patch or hack available?
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I was going to suggest upgrading from Win 7 Ultimate to get Win 10 pro.

    Then I though..

    I am assuming you have already updated to Win 10 and got the Core version. So all your hardware details are on the M.Soft servers.
    Is it possible to install Win & Ult and upgrade for a second time. What would happen then.
     
  3. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    There's a way to use gpedit in the home version...

    Although I don't know exactly how, it's just a matter of copying the correct files and registry entries...
     
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  4. heartbrake

    heartbrake MDL Novice

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    No I haven't upgraded it yet. I got Genuine Win 8.1 Core. I really want the Pro Win10. I don't have the means to backup my hard disk now. So still waiting for it. I can go from 8.1 Core to 10 home without formatting the system. That is why I asked that question.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Are we talking laptop..

    This is what I would do. Asuming it is a laptop.

    Take out the original HDD\SSD. Source a cheap second hand HDD.
    Load Win 7 Ult onto this hard drive. Use the loader to activate.
    Upgrade and check activation.
    download a Win 10 Pro image and do a fresh install.
    it should activate seeing it was upgraded.
    Test to se if you like Win 10..
    If not no harm done to Win 8.1, just sling the drive back in.
    Like Win ten then just install a fresh Win 10 onto the original drive.

    Backing up files first.
     
  6. heartbrake

    heartbrake MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the advice. I was also thinking the same. Yes it's a laptop. Maybe instead of buying a new HDD, I will use my friend's new laptop HDD for install and then clean install on my original HDD :)