Is it possible to choose Home over Pro?

Discus and support Is it possible to choose Home over Pro? in Windows 10 Support on Windows 10 Forums to solve the problem; I was wondering, since Home version is superior in every way, is possible to choose? I have Win 8.1 Pro, so I automatically installed Pro, but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TairikuOkami, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. TairikuOkami Win User

    I was wondering, since Home version is superior in every way, is possible to choose?
    I have Win 8.1 Pro, so I automatically installed Pro, but I wonder, if Home would work?

    :)
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 4, 2015
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  2. Alan Russell Win User

    Is it possible to choose where EACH download is saved?

    Instead of left-clicking to initiate the download, right-click and select Save target as...
     
    Alan Russell, Aug 4, 2015
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  3. GordonAL Win User
    Is it possible to choose where EACH download is saved?

    Ah yes! So simple. Thank you.
     
    GordonAL, Aug 4, 2015
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  4. Mystere Win User

    Is it possible to choose Home over Pro?

    Are you joking? Pro is a complete superset of Home. Everything that Home has, so does Pro. Pro also has the extra features like BitLocker, Remote Desktop, Joining Domains, Client Hyper-V, etc... How exactly is Home "superior in every way"?
     
    Mystere, Aug 4, 2015
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  5. TairikuOkami Win User
    All you are mentioning are vulnerabilities, just like without bitlocker, there is virtually no ransomware, since it mostly uses Windows built-in encryption, not to mention better performance, since less of realtime stuff.
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 4, 2015
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  6. logicearth Win User
    I am afraid you are mistaken Tairiku. Just because Pro has extra features doesn't mean those features are active and running. They need to be setup and used before they take away any performance from your machine. In reality however. There is no performance difference between Home or the Pro version. This has been proven time and again since Windows Vista and its multiple version SKUs.
     
    logicearth, Aug 5, 2015
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  7. TairikuOkami Win User
    Appreciate your personal opinions, but still interested to know the answer to my question. *Nerd

    EDIT: I plan to install 10 on another computer, I would just prefer to avoid 2 more reinstalls.

    I would have to install 8.1, upgrade to 10 Home, if it fails, 8.1 again, then 8.1 to 10 Pro and Pro Clean.
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 5, 2015
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  8. thunderclap Win User

    Is it possible to choose Home over Pro?

    I'm not 100%, but I believe the activation code is for the specific version you upgraded (Home or Pro). You could try and see what happens, but my sneaking suspicion you won't be able to activate it.
     
    thunderclap, Aug 5, 2015
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  9. TairikuOkami Win User
    Thanks, I guess I will have to find out the hard way. *Sleepy

    Contacting MS would not help, their support usually have no clue, what they are talking about, like when I was asking if I can activate an upgrade version after a clean setup. They said, that it is impossible. *Rolleyes
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 5, 2015
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  10. sn00ker Win User
    And the answer would be yes as long you're installing on the same system board that you upgraded from
     
    sn00ker, Aug 5, 2015
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  11. TairikuOkami Win User
    I did not upgrade anything, I had no OS there, I just bought an upgrade version, because it was cheaper.
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 5, 2015
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  12. sn00ker Win User
    No offense, but you do understand the term upgrade ? There has to be something prior to upgrade, no ?
     
    sn00ker, Aug 5, 2015
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  13. TairikuOkami Win User

    Is it possible to choose Home over Pro?

    Officially yes, unofficially it works just fine, but it is not completely legal of course.
     
    TairikuOkami, Aug 5, 2015
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  14. sn00ker Win User
    Then you have answer your own question, yes ? And the matter would be up to you as to how you would want to deal with it
     
    sn00ker, Aug 5, 2015
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  15. NavyLCDR New Member
    Sounds like you are asking us for advice to do something illegal. How many DIFFERENT Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 7 licenses do you actually possess? I might be misunderstanding you, but it sounds like you bought the upgrade version of Windows 8.1 - did a clean install with it, without having a previous operating system (which is illegal). And now you want to use that same Windows 8.1 upgrade to clean install on a second computer and use that to upgrade the second computer to Windows 10 (which is illegal). Please forgive me if I misunderstand what you want to do.

    In regards to your original question - you can only free upgrade to the same version you are coming from. Home to Home and Pro to Pro. Any other combination and Windows 10 won't activate.
     
    NavyLCDR, Aug 5, 2015
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