In Place Upgrade of Windows 10 Home Edition.

I successfully did an In Place Upgrade of my Windows 10 Pro OS.
Is it possible to do an In Place Upgrade with Windows 10 Home version?
Michael MurphyAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
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Andrew LeniartFreelance Journalist & IT ConsultantCommented:
Hi Michael,

The process is pretty much the same as with Windows 10 Pro.

This article I wrote recently may be of assistance to you.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For Home, you can update Windows like any other operating system and you can upgrade to PRO as well. You just need to change the product key.
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arnoldCommented:
What are you looking to upgrade it to?

Using dism, is one option.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
This sounds positive.  

My question: To do the inplace upgrade  with Windows 10 Pro  I used a media creation tool sourced from

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

I saw in the notes the option to use the tool for 're-iinstallation of Windows 10 Pro for Workstationsw.' I used this took which worked great.

Can this tool be used for Windows 10 Home?  Or do I need another media creation tool?
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arnoldCommented:
Guyot can use the media creator tool to download the version to which you will be upgrading the home.

Though it is unclear what are you trying to do.

Based on your ... It sounds as though you are trying to get the OS to the next release versus transitioning between versions I.e. Going from home to pro.
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Michael MurphyAuthor Commented:
The reason why I am doing it:
My laptop with Windows 10 Pro was working very slowly, freezing much of the time. I went to Experts Exchange. All sorts of advice was given which I tried without any great improvement. However one of the experts told me to do an Inplace Upgrade and showed me how to do it. I could not believe the result was so good. My system is now as fast and accurate as it was when purchased 3 years ago. I have a second laptop with Windows 10 home version, installed. It too has lost much of its zip and speed and freezing is beginning to occur . I want to see whether the InPlace upgrade might solve its problems.
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arnoldCommented:
Yes, you can use media creator to run the isame process.selecting the hone version in this case.
Backup your data ......
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Yep if you run the Media Creation tool on your Home machine it will create an .iso file matching the current install so you can use that to refresh your Home install.

I think the confusion was about whether or not you wanted to "upgrade" your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro which is a different thing.
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