I've yet to find anyone benchmark and prove Pro is any faster. I would not do this.
Given the no payback for all this work, why do this?
I have a HP Pavilion 500-217C. When I bought it, it came with windows 8.1 home although all hardware/software, both updated and aftermarket, more than qualifies for a PRO 8.1 and 10 editions install. I am not entirely unhappy with 8.1 home which of course upgraded free to Windows 10 home edition and is working well, but I understand Windows 10 pro is faster for certain applications and usages so I want to change my 10 home to 10 pro. I can't do that free unless I start from scratch with 8.1 pro which will also upgrade to 10 pro just as 8.1 home did to 10 home, so I want to do a fresh install of a new HDD 8.1 pro (which legal installation CD I have), after which I intend to reinstall my 10 home apps, settings, and transfer data from my 10 home HDD. Obviously all this will require not only swapping HDD's back and forth until the process is done, but changing the bios back and forth on this HP which came with UEFI secure boot. It is my understanding that in order to do a fresh install of 8.1 pro I will have to enable legacy boot (and afterward change back to secure boot???) but I'm not sure I can do that safely without MB errors or crashes, which if that happens I could not only possibly lose ability to reboot the old 10 home but new 8.1 pro as well. So I need advice about how to accomplish this process, that is create a new 8.1 pro HDD and save my old 10 home HDD, both of which I want to be able to boot simply by plugging in the appropriate HDD, and I'm not even sure that swapping will always require an accompanying appropriate bios switch. Will it?
I have asked for advice on the HP forum and received encouraging advice but not fully detailed help about how to do (or not do) all this completely and safely. Hoping someone here understands my question and can help. Thanks.