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Upgrade Windows 11 Home to Pro using Command Prompt

Upgrade Windows 11 Home to Pro using Command Prompt

You can also Upgrade Windows 11 Home to Pro using Command Prompt. This method also requires a product key of Windows 11 Pro or Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 Pro.

First, open Command Prompt as Administrator. To do that, search for ‘Command Prompt’ or ‘cmd’ on Windows search. Then, select the ‘Run as administrator’ option from the right.

Find Windows 11 Product Key

First of all, it is essential to find your Windows 11 Product Key and save it somewhere. You can skip this part if you already have/know your product key. If your Windows OS was pre-installed on your computer, it will probably have a digital license.

It is always advisable to have a backup (physical note to your notepad or notebook) of your product key before changing it. The motherboard of your computer usually stores the digital license. Another easy place to find the digital license/product key is the physical copy of your Windows. But chances are that you may have misplaced/thrown away the box Windows came in. There are many such negligent reasons to not have your product key at hand.

there’s no need to panic if you don’t have a physical copy of your product key.  type the following command and hit ‘Enter‘ in an elevated Command prompt.

wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

Changing Product Key to Upgrade Edition

Type the following commands, in the same order, after noting your existing product key. Press Enter after each.

slmgr.vbs /upk

This command will uninstall the current product key. Click ‘OK’ on the prompt.

slmgr.vbs /cpky

This command will clear the product key from the registry. Click ‘OK’ on the prompt.

slmgr.vbs /ckms

This command will clear the Key management service machine name. Now, the product key is out of your OS.

Now, type or copy and paste the following command and press Enter.

DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions

The list of editions your Windows can be upgraded to will appear on the screen.

You can only upgrade to Windows 10 Pro if you see ‘Target edition: Professional’ in the list.

Type the following command to upgrade the edition (replace the sample product key with your Pro product key)

Example :

Operating System Edition KMS Client Generic Product Key
Windows 11 Pro W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX
sc config LicenseManager start= auto & net start LicenseManager 
sc config wuauserv start= auto & net start wuauserv 
changepk.exe /productkey RK8FG-HTPTM-9C7SM-9PMIT-3VS55 exit


If you wish to roll back to the Windows 11 Home Edition, remove the Pro key using the commands shown above and use your Home product key to downgrade to the Home Edition. However, your computer will automatically activate the Home edition after removing the Pro product key only if you have an OEM license (digital license).

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