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SamIOW

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Hi, Have just purchased a new laptop with windows 11 home installed from a well known shop, I have also purchased windows 11 pro , my question is can I install it over the home and still keep my office 2019 pro+ etc or will I have to reinstall everything?

Thanks for any help/advice
 

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BunnyJ

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Hi and welcome to the forum
Yes.. you can upgrade by changing the product key from Home to the Pro one.


HTH
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum
Yes.. you can upgrade by changing the product key from Home to the Pro one.


HTH
Thanks for your reply, But I had to download a Iso file from Microsoft and install from that, will that overwrite everything?
 

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Thanks for your reply, But I had to download a Iso file from Microsoft and install from that, will that overwrite everything?
If you reinstall 11 pro yes.. you'll likely lose everything but if you just change the product key you should keep everything.
 

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    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
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    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
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    Realtek (R) Audio
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Banna Junior 7000 - X Series
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
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    4K 3840 x 2160
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    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    Stock AMD cooler
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SamIOW

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Thanks, here what it said when I downloaded it.

Installation instructions (ISO):

  1. If you want to install Windows 11 directly from the ISO file without using a DVD or USB flash drive, you can do so by mounting the ISO file. This will perform an upgrade of your current operating system to Windows 11.
  2. To mount the ISO file:
    • Go to the location where you downloaded the ISO file to. Then right-click the ISO file and select Properties.
    • On the "General" tab, click "Change…" where it says, “Opens with:”, and select Windows Explorer for the program you would like to use to open ISO files and select Apply.
    • Right-click the ISO file and select Mount.
    • This will create a “virtual” bootable disc. Double-click on it to view the files within. Double-click setup.exe to start the Windows 11 setup process,


    • so I thought I would be okay, just wanted to make sure....
 

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BunnyJ

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I thought you had 11 home on the PC already? If you do all you need to do is change the product key and it will update to the pro version and install the new features. If you don't have 11 but 10 you need to install 11.
 

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    Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VII Hero, X470
    Memory
    Gskill 32GB, 16GBX2 PC3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek (R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VP28UQG 28" 4K, Viotek 32" 1080p
    Screen Resolution
    4K 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Primary Samsung 256 SSD
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    EVGA BQ 700w 80+ Bronze
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    NZXT 510
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    Stock AMD cooler
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Have a look at this link:
All it does is look at your system and download any missing components..... Do a backup first
 

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