As said before, the setup will not remove your files and programs while upgrading from Windows 10 Home Edition to Pro edition. Hope this helped, I understand some of this may be slightly wrong as I did this back in Jan, and I have bad memory,but that would be the basis of it, hope I was able to help. Microsoft will likely have a website that walks you through upgrading when Windows 10 is released. That's just one of several handy shortcuts for managing a Microsoft account. It is tiny, but it is there. Windows 10 will update those apps automatically, but you can speed up the process by checking manually. This tactic is not much different than Google and Android and giving it away for free granted, there are patent fees.
Windows 10 for sure, but Office 2016 also runs on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Whatever the case, check your account settings by choosing Settings from the Start menu and then Accounts. The Pro edition offers advanced features like BitLocker, Group Policy, Domain Join, Remote Desktop, Hyper-V, and Azure Active Directory. Microsoft is already advertising it to Windows 7 and 8. Assuming Microsoft can polish Windows 10 up in just a few more weeks, Windows 10 will be a worthy and recommended upgrade. In either case, clean install or upgrade, use this checklist to make sure you've covered some important bases that aren't part of Windows Setup. If you uninstalled your anti-malware application before the upgrade and you probably did for compatibility reasons , then if nothing else, this step will make sure the definitions for the built-in Windows Defender are bang up to date.
There are no nag prompts either and yes, you get all system updates at least for the year. Oh, Windows 10 prompts you for it, twice in fact. It seems sometimes they have issues with some foreign support agents doing some rather unofficial things. Another trick, pointed out in comments, is that you can add new wallpaper. As for Office, i am afraid you need the installation files and the product key. And of course Microsoft is going to get that subscription to Office 365 just the same.
Click any notification to see more information about it, or click Clear all at the top of the window to remove them. Note that you must be signed in as an administrator to see the options shown here, and these options are not available if you are running a Windows 10 Insider preview build. Currently running Windows 10 Home. If you're worried about privacy, set up a new Microsoft account and use it exclusively for this purpose and don't associate the outlook. There, using the options shown here, you can turn on two-step verification, configure a mobile authenticator app, and manage trusted devices. Going forwards, Office 2016 will be updated as required, no tent pole release dates, just a program that evolves and stays relevant to you for the rest of your working life.
In either case, you'll need to provide an administrator's credentials to run the tool. Alternatively, maybe you just feel bad and want to pay for a full-fledged license. Adding these accounts to Windows 10 makes it easier to sign in when needed. Drag these buttons around so the four you use most often are in the top row. Reserving your copy will just save download time later.
Go to Settings The purchase runs through the Store like any app purchase, and you can just use your Credit Card, PayPal, or whatever payment methods you set up. Turn off the Tailored experiences option and then, under Feedback frequency, change the setting to Never to tell Microsoft you prefer to not be asked for feedback as you use Windows 10. The settings here allow you to control pop-up messages and sounds or turn off notifications completely. The good news is you can simply reinstall latest version and activate using old key. The software suite has been updated a number of times since it was first released, and the recent switch by Microsoft to a cloud-based strategy has given Office a new lease of life, not least in how you pay for your copy. Next, go through the list of apps that are permitted to interrupt you with notifications and silence those you never want to hear from. You should also review which apps have access to certain personal data, rather than just switch off that data altogether.
Voilà — instant Windows 8 experience. With encryption, getting to your data requires an encryption key that is effectively uncrackable. Would you like to upgrade from Windows 10 Home edition to Pro without the product key? Sure, your Windows 10 installation is working fine now, but if it ever fails to start properly, you'll be grateful you have a recovery drive handy. It's not like you can just plop in the key on the bottom of your broken laptop to a fresh install on a desktop. Use this checklist to ensure that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum. If your current installation is still running, you can use a key extractor e. Or try our massive for more help! I read online that I could contact support about this issue.
That is probably the biggest strength of Office 2016. Windows 10 may deactivate itself after you switch the motherboard, but you will be able to reactivate it. Windows 10 surprisingly agrees to boot on different system without any preparation yay, they did it after 25 years. It has to be the exact same model of the motherboard. This is unlikely, but not impossible. If there is an application that needs a bit more focus, thought, and polish in all of Office, it is Outlook. When the window opens, select System Protection in the left pane, then select your C: drive in the dialog box that opens, click the Configure button and select the Turn on system protection option.
If you need to use two-factor authentication for those accounts, you can do it once here and avoid hassles later. Watch - Find out about more common fixes for Windows 10 problems:. Turn on BitLocker drive encryption. It appears that Microsoft's runtime solution may not be able to recover severe damages to the system. Just upgraded to the latest Windows 10? You can then use this to install Windows 10 on any computer. It's as simple as saying your motherboard died, if they even ask. If you use a local account, your sign-in credentials are stored locally, and there's no way to provide a second factor for authentication.