There is a variety of Windows 10 edition currently, we have summed up the versions of Windows 10 in the former article "A Full Collection of Different Versionsof Windows 10", including:
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Professional
- Windows 10 Professional for Workstations
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Education Edition
- Windows 10 Education Pro
- Windows 10 S
- Win10 Mobile Enterprise
- Windows 10 IoT Core
With Windows 10 (excepting Windows10 IoT Core) , you can quickly upgrade from one edition of Windows 10 to another, provided the upgrade path is supported. For information on what edition of Windows 10 is right for you, see "How to Choose the Most Suitable Version of Windows 10 for Yourself". For a comprehensive list of all possible upgrade paths to Windows 10, see "Windows 10 Upgrade Paths".
The following table shows the methods and paths available to change the edition of Windows 10 that is running on your computer (The reboot requirement for upgrading from Pro to Enterprise was removed in version 1607).
- Upgrade using mobile device management (MDM)
To upgrade desktop and mobile editions of Windows 10 using MDM, you'll need to enter the product key for the upgraded edition in the UpgradeEditionWithProductKey policy setting of the WindowsLicensing CSP.
- Upgrade using a provisioning package
Use Windows Configuration Designer to create a provisioning package to upgrade a desktop edition or mobile edition of Windows10. To get started, install Windows Configuration Designer from the Microsoft Store.
- To create a provisioning package for upgrading desktop editions of Windows 10, go to Runtime settings > EditionUpgrade > UpgradeEditionWithProductKey in the Available customizations panel in Windows ICD and enter the product key for the upgraded edition.
- To create a provisioning package for upgrading mobile editions of Windows 10, go to Runtime settings > EditionUpgrade > UpgradeEditionWithLicense in the Available customizations panel in Windows ICD and enter the product key for the upgraded edition.
- Upgrade using a command-line tool
You can run the changepk.exe command-line tool to upgrade devices to a supported edition of Windows 10:
If you are upgrading only a few devices, you may want to enter a product key for the upgraded edition manually.
To manually enter a product key
1. From either the Start menu or the Start screen, type 'Activation' and click on the Activation shortcut.
3. Enter your product key.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you do not have a product key, you can upgrade your edition of Windows 10 through the Microsoft Store.
To upgrade through the Microsoft Store
1. From either the Start menu or the Start screen, type
'Activation' and click on the Activation shortcut.
2. Click Go to Store.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.