1. Keegan Boldt's Avatar
    I know that Windows 10 S will give you the option to upgrade to pro, but if I were to get the Surface Laptop, would I be able to upgrade to Home?
    05-13-2017 12:07 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    I know that Windows 10 S will give you the option to upgrade to pro, but if I were to get the Surface Laptop, would I be able to upgrade to Home?
    So far, Microsoft only mentioned "switch" from Win 10 S to Win 10 Pro.
    Never mention Home edition.
    kaktus1389 likes this.
    05-13-2017 12:14 AM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    I can't see why you'd want to. Pro is like home but better. More settings to control updates etc.
    05-13-2017 12:23 AM
  4. Octagon31415's Avatar
    As soon as you get Pro you will get the license linked to your Microsoft account and it should allow you to activate Home, provided nothing changes.
    05-13-2017 12:33 AM
  5. Aditya Maity's Avatar
    If you are using pro, then why you want to rollback to home...Pro version of windows is quietly good enough.
    05-13-2017 01:02 AM
  6. kashgohel's Avatar
    Isnt the pro edition more costly than the home version? Might be a valid reason for asking for home version as a measure of cost cutting.
    05-13-2017 02:48 AM
  7. Patrick Nexxus Pasia's Avatar
    Why Home? Pro is absolutely better
    05-13-2017 02:59 AM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    Isnt the pro edition more costly than the home version? Might be a valid reason for asking for home version as a measure of cost cutting.
    Yeah but the upgrade to pro on windows s, is free for 2017, free for students eternally, and 49 USD for everyone else after that. Its a lot cheaper than say, buying windows home or pro, and installing it, its basically a discounted rate.
    kashgohel likes this.
    05-13-2017 04:33 AM
  9. girelli_alberto's Avatar
    I suggest updating to the pro version, but I think it's also possible to upgrade to the home version. Correct me if I'm wrong :)
    05-13-2017 04:36 AM
  10. kaktus1389's Avatar
    Isnt the pro edition more costly than the home version? Might be a valid reason for asking for home version as a measure of cost cutting.
    It is but you won't pay the full price of Pro version to upgrade the system to Pro - I think they mentioned 50$, but the upgrade offer is going to be free for some time anyways. Pro has more functions than home and one of the reasons for that they only made Pro available is because students often need to connect to certain domain to do their work for school, they can't do that on home version to my knowledge.
    kashgohel likes this.
    05-13-2017 04:37 AM
  11. David Jacka's Avatar
    So if your school decides that Windows 10 S is a requirement to join the domain and you've updated to Pro is there a way to take it back to S again and if you can and you then want to go back up to Pro is it still free?
    05-13-2017 06:31 AM
  12. Drael646464's Avatar
    So if your school decides that Windows 10 S is a requirement to join the domain and you've updated to Pro is there a way to take it back to S again and if you can and you then want to go back up to Pro is it still free?
    If I had to guess, yeah that should be possible. MS said it was free for schools to switch from existing licenses to S. So there must be some kind of path. And once you have a digital license for a machine, its attached to your account in the cloud. Can't say for sure though on the first part.
    05-13-2017 07:13 AM
  13. davidhk129's Avatar
    So if your school decides that Windows 10 S is a requirement to join the domain and you've updated to Pro is there a way to take it back to S again and if you can and you then want to go back up to Pro is it still free?
    NO. The "switch" is one way. You can not switch back to S edition.

    Windows 10 S FAQ :
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ndows-10-s-faq

    excerpt
    How do I switch to Windows 10 Pro on my Windows 10 S PC?

    You can switch to Windows 10 Pro easily at any time through the Windows Store for an affordable price; payment is collected through the Windows Store.

    To learn more or switch to Windows 10 Pro, go to the Windows Store, search for Windows 10 Pro.

    Note

    Switching to Pro is one-way. If you make the switch, you won't be able to go back to Windows 10 S.
    Drael646464 likes this.
    05-13-2017 07:40 AM

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