How to Upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise

information   Information
Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352, deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier.

Prior to Windows 10, the upgrade from the Pro to Enterprise edition required a complete wipe and reinstallation (clean install) of the OS. In Windows 10, Microsoft enabled bit-less edition upgrade from Pro to Enterprise. This means all the features are on the device already and the upgrade to Enterprise edition can be performed by changing the product key rather than having to download and deploy a new image. However, doing this required a reboot to complete. Microsoft heard a lot of feedback about having to reboot to complete the upgrade so starting with build 14352, a reboot is no longer required when upgrading from the Pro to Enterprise edition.

See also: Windows 10 edition upgrade (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs

This tutorial will show you how to quickly and directly upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise without losing anything, having to clean install, or restart the computer.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to upgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise.
Note   Note
Name:  RS3-Edition_Upgrade_and_Editition_Switch.jpg
Views: 13553
Size:  51.6 KB Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Track_how_to_move_between_editions.jpg 
Views:	1731 
Size:	205.1 KB 
ID:	158862

Here's How:

1. While in Windows 10 Pro, open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

2. Click/tap on Activation on the left side, and click/tap on the Change product key link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Name:  W10_Pro_activation.jpg
Views: 14302
Size:  65.2 KB

3. Enter your Windows 10 Enterprise product key, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
If needed, you could enter the Windows 10 Enterprise generic product key below to upgrade now, and activate later with your valid product key when able.


Name:  W10_Pro_to_Enterprise-1.jpg
Views: 14299
Size:  41.5 KB

4. Click/tap on Activate. (see screenshot below)

Name:  W10_Pro_to_Enterprise-2.jpg
Views: 14268
Size:  25.3 KB

5. When Windows is activated, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

Name:  W10_Pro_to_Enterprise-3.jpg
Views: 14374
Size:  21.0 KB

6. You have now upgraded from Windows 10 Pro to the Windows 10 Enterprise edition. (see screenshot below)

Name:  W10_Pro_to_Enterprise-4.jpg
Views: 14518
Size:  60.0 KB

That's it,