There may be many computers when you buy Windows on the machine that will be activated automatically from the manufacturer, the most common is Windows 10 or Windows 11 Home version, with this version you can use it comfortably but if you want to upgrade Upgrade to the Pro version to have more features, you can upgrade easily through a few command lines or with a new key, details you can see in the article below.
How is Windows Home vs Windows Pro different?
|Feature||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Pro|
|Windows HelloUsing face, fingerprint, or PIN recognition, Windows Hello is a fast, secure, and password-free way for you to unlock your compatible Windows devices.||✅||✅|
|Device encryptionDevice encryption is available on many Windows devices, helping to protect your data by encrypting it. If you enable device encryption, only authorized individuals can access your device and data.||✅||✅|
|Firewall and network protectionYour Windows device comes with comprehensive, built-in security features, including firewalls and Internet protections to help protect it from viruses, malware, and ransomware. money.||✅||✅|
|Internet ProtectionThe browser and application controls in Windows Security provide settings for Windows Defender SmartScreen, which helps protect your device from apps, files, websites, and downloads. down is potentially dangerous.||✅||✅|
|Parental control/protection featuresManage device time, limit access to adult content, control online purchases when you connect your family’s Microsoft account, and check to make sure your devices are safe. The family is secure and up to date.||✅||✅|
|Safe bootSecure Boot helps prevent malicious software applications and unauthorized operating systems from loading during system startup.||✅||✅|
|Device encryption with BitLockerIf your device is lost or stolen, BitLocker and BitLocker To Go put everything in lock mode, so no one else can access your system or data.||❌||✅|
|Windows Information Protection (WIP)WIP helps protect devices from data leaks without compromising the employee experience. WIP also helps protect business applications and data from data leaks on enterprise devices and personal devices that employees bring to work, without changing the environment or other personal devices. other applications.||❌||✅|
|Windows Defender AntivirusWindows Defender Antivirus uses the power of cloud computing, broad spectrum optics, machine learning, and behavioral analytics to protect your devices from emerging, sophisticated threats.||✅||✅|
In addition, these two versions have many differences that you can see at Microsoft’s website https://www.microsoft.com/en-vn/windows/compare-windows-10-home-vs-pro
How to switch from Windows Home to Windows Pro
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are 2 simple ways for you to switch from Windows Home to Windows Pro
Method 1 : Using a Windows 10 or Windows 11 Pro key to activate Windows is Windows automatically switching from Windows Home to Windows Pro
Specifically, you can search in the keyword search box Activation settings
Click Change and enter the Windows Pro key to upgrade Windows Home to Pro
Method 2 : This is also very simple, you just need to copy the code below and paste it into CMD (remember to run with administrator rights) and Windows will upgrade itself and restart the computer.
sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv
changepk.exe /productkey VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
After restarting the computer, you can check that Windows will be Windows Pro
That’s it, how to upgrade from Windows Home to Windows Pro is as simple as that.