Windows 10 Pro: Microsoft Offering Free Product Key To Upgrade; What’s The Catch?
After pushing the Windows 10 upgrade with more effort, Microsoft has come up with a new strategy for Windows 10 Pro. Microsoft now wants you to upgrade your system from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro. To make the process simple, the company is also giving the key for free.Advertisement
That’s right! Microsoft is giving a free key for Windows 10 Pro so users can upgrade their systems without complications. As I checked my system’s settings, to my surprise, my machine is already running Windows 10 Pro Edition. This can be the result of the “Update and Shut Down” option I get every now and then. Here’s the picture with the key:
Now, in my case, the upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Window 10 Pro was automatic. And the activation status, as you can see above, is “ACTIVATED.” But the key Microsoft is giving for free is not the one that you can see in the above screenshot. If your system is still running the older version and you want to switch to Pro, this is your free product key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T. But again, Microsoft’s form moderator Charles on the Microsoft Forum wrote,