So I have a new work laptop with Windows 10 Pro installed that I need to make ready for my use.
My previous just-a-little-too-crashy (for hardware reasons! probably...) work laptop already has all the large things I'll need (Office, two versions of Visual Studio, various SDKs, the horde of other things I've forgotten) downloaded and installed and nicely configured and I excessively hate redoing all of that. So I'd really like to just clone its drive to the new laptop, but it's unfortunately running Windows 10 Home.
Now, I don't really need Pro's features, and the seductive claims of Acronis Universal Restore combined with my prior experience successfully cloning Windows to radically different hardware means I'm not concerned about hardware problems, either (even if I should be).
What does worry me is the possible licensing issue I see arising. Will my new laptop's Windows 10 Pro license (which I understand is effectively "baked in" to its hardware) satisfy the installation of Windows 10 Home that would be moving in? Has anyone else tried this before (with or without my silly reasons)?