Windows 10: Can't Activate Windows.... 10 pro installed, 10 home key

Discus and support Can't Activate Windows.... 10 pro installed, 10 home key in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hey all, I recently bought a refurbished laptop with Win 10 Pro installed. Constant "Activate Windows"in bottom right of screen. Tried to activate,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SunSurfer1776, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Can't Activate Windows.... 10 pro installed, 10 home key


    Hey all, I recently bought a refurbished laptop with Win 10 Pro installed. Constant "Activate Windows"in bottom right of screen. Tried to activate, error code, called Microsoft 4 times, finally got an answer..... my key that is installed is for 10 Home, not 10 Pro that's installed. So how do I revert back to 10 Home without paying $130 for the download that just gives me a new key, and doesn't fix my issue?


    A forewarning.... I'm not very techy, It took me an hour to figure out how to get on this community question page, and I've been trying to fix this all day.

    Thanks, SunSurfer1776

    :)
     
    SunSurfer1776, Nov 8, 2019
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    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Nov 8, 2019
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    I have bought a legit "Windows 10 Pro" key of a key website. It is legit since i'm currently using it for over a year now. I currently have Windows 10 Pro installed on my PC and I want to do a clean install. I just can't find the windows 10 Pro download in the tool. But if i could use a windows 10 pro key with a normal windows 10 install, I'll be good to go.
     
    JeroenBeunckens, Nov 8, 2019
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  4. Caring1 Win User

    Can't Activate Windows.... 10 pro installed, 10 home key

    Clean Windows 10 (?PRO?) install

    As far as I am aware there is no Windows 10 Pro version.
    But I'd be happy to be wrong.
     
    Caring1, Nov 8, 2019
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