Windows 10: Pro to Home?

Discus and support Pro to Home? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; My personal desktop was running a copy of Windows Pro I got from work up until last night. That was unfortunately expected, so I bought myself a copy... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by SIip, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. SIip Win User

    Pro to Home?


    My personal desktop was running a copy of Windows Pro I got from work up until last night. That was unfortunately expected, so I bought myself a copy of Windows Home with a digital key for it to make up for it. However, now I find out that it wont accept the key, and that I can't easily downgrade from Pro to Home.I can't afford to buy another copy of Pro and use that key instead. Is there any way I can either refund my purchase of Home or easily downgrade my version of Windows without losing any of my files?

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  2. Can't upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro

    Hi Bill,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and will assist you in the best possible ways.

    I suggest you to download and create an installation media for Windows 10 Pro form the link provided below:

    Download Windows 10

    After the installation media is created, suggest you to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from the installation media. When the upgrade asks for product key, enter the product key purchased for Windows 10 Pro. If it does not accept, suggest you to skip the activation
    step. After the Operating System is installed, suggest you to activate by phone by following the steps below:

    • Press “Windows key + R” and type “slui 4” and press Enter.
    • Select the Region from the list and click Next.
    • Call the Toll-Free number provided on top and can activate via phone.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Oct 20, 2021
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  3. YOU
    You Win User
    Advice required - Post Upgrade - Suspect Pro 2 is Bricked


    Before try that, have tried resetting the UEFI options?

    To reset the Surface Pro to the default UEFI settings, follow these steps:


    • Press the Power button and the Volume Up button at same time while are starting the Surface Pro device.
    • Set Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to enabled.
    • Set Secure Boot Control to enabled.
    • Press Install Default Secure Boot keys.
    • Press Exit setup, and then save the changes.
     
  4. Remon Ont Win User

    Pro to Home?

    Windows 10 pro edition

    Hello Raed,

    For us to better assist you with your concern about upgrading to Windows 10 pro edition and how to roll back to Windows 7, we would like to know some additional information first:

    • Did you get any error messages or error codes?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    To help you on upgrading your Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, we suggest that you check this

    article
    for information and troubleshooting steps.

    You can follow the steps provided below to be able to downgrade to Windows 7:

    • Open Settings.
    • Select Update & security.
    • Click Recovery tab.
    • Look for the option to "Go back to Windows 7/8", and click on "Get Started" to begin the process.

    Hope it helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Remon Ont, Oct 20, 2021
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