Windows 10 Upgrade Editions: So which Edition will you Get?

Windows 10 is going to be a 100% free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users excluding enterprise editions, but which edition of Windows 10 are you entitled for free upgrade? For example if you have Windows 7 Ultimate, will you get Windows 10 Ultimate? A simple answer to this question is thankfully easy because there aren’t so many editions of Windows 10.

Windows 10 Installation on Virtual Machine

Windows 10 Editions

Windows 10 will come in 4 editions including desktops and mobile devices:

  • Window 10 Home for desktops and laptops
  • Windows 10 Pro for desktops and laptops
  • Windows 10 Enterprise for organizations
  • Windows 10 Mobile

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade

From EditionTo Edition
Windows 7 StarterWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home BasicWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 Home PremiumWindows 10 Home
Windows 7 ProfessionalWindows 10 Pro
Windows 7 UltimateWindows 10 Pro

Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Upgrade

From EditionTo Edition
Windows Phone 8.1Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 8.1Windows 10 Home
Windows 8.1 ProWindows 10 Pro
Windows 8.1 Pro for StudentsWindows 10 Pro

What happens to the N and KN Editions?

“N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro).


Wait, what about Enterprise Editions?

Sorry, free Windows 10 upgrade offer doesn’t apply to Enterprise editions, so organizations need to buy the upgrade. Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1 all can be upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise Edition only.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.