Windows 10: Questions about "Windows 10 Home N" and migration to "Windows 10 Home" options

Discus and support Questions about "Windows 10 Home N" and migration to "Windows 10 Home" options in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a laptop purchased in India and right now it runs evaluation version of Windows 10 Home N. The 'N' version was installed by mistake. Now when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Kshitij Lawate, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Questions about "Windows 10 Home N" and migration to "Windows 10 Home" options


    I have a laptop purchased in India and right now it runs evaluation version of Windows 10 Home N. The 'N' version was installed by mistake. Now when I try to purchase a product key to activate windows, the Microsoft Store does not show an option to buy. My guess is because 'N' version is not available in India, but I may be wrong.


    Here are my questions

    1. I understand Windows 10 Home N is the version without Media capabilities. If I install the media pack (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/mediafeaturepack), will it make the OS same as Windows 10 Home?
    2. Do I have a way to purchase Windows 10 Home N in India? I believe this was Europe specific version.
    3. If I wish to move to Windows 10 Home and purchase a key for that, is clean install the only option I have? There are some softwares already installed on the laptop which are bit hard to get (lot of logistics involved). If I start the Windows Installation via bootable drive and select Upgrade option with Windows 10 Home, will it work?


    Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    Kshitij Lawate, Dec 9, 2019
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 9, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Dec 9, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Questions about "Windows 10 Home N" and migration to "Windows 10 Home" options

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 9, 2019
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