How to upgrade Windows 11 Home to Pro?

New Contributor
Dear community,

I need your help to upgrade my Windows 11 Home to Windows 11 Pro. I tried upgrading using this generic Pro edition product key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T but after this I got an error and can’t complete this upgrade. Please help me to complete this upgrade.
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best response confirmed by NSA652190 (New Contributor)

Hello @NSA652190,


You don't have to use generic product key in Windows 11 for this edition upgrade. You can directly insert your unique Windows 11 Pro product key and restart to complete upgrade.


See demonstration in this video:



Let us know if this helps!

Thanks Kapil for your reply I followed the instructions exactly in that video and finally I am on the pro edition.
Glad to help!


Please follow this steps to upgrade from windows 11 Home to Pro 

1:Select Start > Settings > System > Activation.
2:Under Upgrade your edition of Windows, select Open Store
3:Select " I have a Windows 10/11 Pro Product Key", then Input the product Key
4: If you have any error warning , please reboot your PC and try it again

and the generic key you have might not work, you can get a genuine windows 11 pro key from the Microsoft Partner online store keyingo