Windows 10: Switching from Windows 10 pro edition to home edition

Discus and support Switching from Windows 10 pro edition to home edition in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi everyone! Just recently bought a new pc, problem is, I expected it to come with windows 10 home edition as usual, but it came with an unactivated... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by SykesMcFly, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Switching from Windows 10 pro edition to home edition


    Hi everyone!

    Just recently bought a new pc, problem is, I expected it to come with windows 10 home edition as usual, but it came with an unactivated version of windows 10 pro edition.
    I tried using the media creation tool but the option for windows 10 home edition didnt showed up, thought it would give me the choice once it was installing but it just installed the pro version again.


    Any help with this? I'd rather have my legit version of windows home instead of an unactivated version of pro.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    SykesMcFly, Jun 5, 2019
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    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, Jun 5, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows 10 Pro Education Edition ISO?


    Yeah, I'm well aware of that. No Product codes were listed for Pro Education last time I looked though. Or I'd be running it for a look see.
     
    alphanumeric, Jun 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Switching from Windows 10 pro edition to home edition

    Windows 10 pro edition - License expires soon warning

    Windows 10 Activation reports your license will soon expire.

    This can happen for a number of reasons:

    • You copied a Windows 10 Pro off the Internet (usually a volume license - organization - key) and changed on a Windows 10 Home installation. Windows 10 Pro is not free.
      If this is what you did, you will need to reinstall the previous edition or version you were running. You inadvertently installed the wrong edition.
      • The copy of Windows 10 you download and upgrade from will correspond with the edition of Windows you have installed, if it does not, this is why you might be experiencing problems activating:

    • Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 Core
      will install Windows 10 Home

    • Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.0 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
      will install Windows 10 Pro

    To find out if you have the right edition installed:

    Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Edition.

    If the edition of Windows 10 installed does not correspond with the edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8 you were previously running, then you need to reinstall the right edition.


    Switching from Windows 10 pro edition to home edition b7e2236d-b4c7-474a-b86d-d0d56d2dbeeb.png


    If you indeed have a Windows 10 Pro license, try using chat support to reactivate:

    Activate Your Windows 10 License via Microsoft Chat
    Support
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jun 5, 2019
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