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Windows Family on professional computer

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Hi,

 

Here are two old questions for me, for which I never found an answer. I work on a Surface Pro and Windows Family preinstalled on it. I have a Microsoft 365 Business Premium with Windows 10 Business supplied (if I understodd well) :

 

- is it possible to replace Windows Family by Windows business, and how ?

- on the computer, when i am asked to log to a Microsoft account, I never succeed in using a professionnel account (the professionnel Microsoft 365 account I use for everyday work). It says that it is not a Microsoft account and I have to use an Outlook account i especially created during the installation of the system. Is it the right way or is it possible to log with professionnel Microsoft 365 account ? 

 

Thank you

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best response confirmed by alexisfasge (New Contributor)
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Hi,
Windows family is not the name of a license. are you referring to Home?
Business editions include enterprise, pro workstation, education etc.

yes you can replace Windows and upgrade/downgrade editions

here there is full official details about these:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/windows-10-edition-upgrades

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare

there is also no professional subscription for M365.

you can find all available ones here.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/compare-all-microsoft-365-business-products

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/buy/microsoft-365

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/Compare

you need to sign into the Windows with the Microsoft account that contains your license, if not, you will have to buy Windows again.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/activate-windows-10-c39005d4-95ee-b91e-b399-2820fda32227