Windows Update

FBCFelicity 1 Reputation point
2021-09-02T18:34:42.857+00:00

Currently we have computers running different versions of Windows that all have been updated to Windows 10 Home. We are a Non-profit with the portal to the free version of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft software. Under Microsoft 365 Admin center, when you click on "Active Devices" it shows no devices. It tells me:

No fully managed devices yet
To see devices in this list, you'll need to do two things:

  1. create or use an existing policy, and
  2. you or your users connect devices to ‎Microsoft 365 Business Premium‎.

Learn how to create policies

Learn how to connect devices

When you click on "Learn how to connect devices" it tells me that to set up Microsoft 365 Business Premium all computers need to be running Windows 10 PRO.

Is there a way to update Windows through the Non-profit portal? If I only want to use Microsoft Office software on our computers do I really even need to worry about seeing them in Active Devices and updating Windows version?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2021-09-02T19:13:20.963+00:00

    do I really even need to worry about seeing them in Active Devices and updating Windows version?

    Try signing in on the home desktop to your office 365 account and install the software.
    https://www.office.com/

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,461 Reputation points
    2021-09-03T16:39:34.087+00:00

    Hi @FBCFelicity

    Windows 10 Pro is a prerequisite for deploying Windows 10 Business.
    So instead of using the Microsoft 365 Admin centre , you must manually install the office product in Individual PC.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/download-and-install-or-reinstall-microsoft-365-or-office-2019-on-a-pc-or-mac-4414eaaf-0478-48be-9c42-23adc4716658

    Hope this Answers all your queries , if not please do repost back .
    If an Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it : )

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