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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 27
    windows 10 pro
       21 Oct 2016 #1

    Downgrade from win pro to home edition


    Hi.

    I got key for windows home edition, I took my pc to shop for repair but it is reformatted, they installed pro edition.
    Is it possible to downgrade to home edition ?. If yes how can I do this, if not what is solution ?.

    Please help.

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,374
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       21 Oct 2016 #2

    If Win10 is activated I'd just use it, there's no big difference unless Pro is needed when connected to a company-type Network, just has more features in it. Did the computer originally come with Win7 or Win8.1 and was restored to that before being Upgraded again? The digital activation usually picks up what the computer originally had. If that doesn't apply did you have to pay for the Win10 Pro version? Or in other words what did the shop do for you?
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,385
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Oct 2016 #3

    Berton raises the big question. What did the computer have on it before the computer shop installed Windows 10 Pro on it? If the computer never had a Pro or Ultimate version of Windows on it before, then how did they activate Windows 10 Pro?

    You can tell how the computer is activated By right clicking on the start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list, and run the following command in the Admin Command Prompt:

    slmgr /dlv

    Post the results here - the result window contains no uniquely identifying information so nothing has to be blanked out. I would post an example of the result window, but I am not a Windows 10 computer at the moment.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 27
    windows 10 pro
       21 Oct 2016 #4

    Hi.

    It is assembled computer, Shop reformatted hdd and install pro.
    I bought home edition key and installed home edition before formatted.
    I am not connecting to company network.
    What is best solution to return to home edition.

    Thanks.

    Berton said: View Post
    If Win10 is activated I'd just use it, there's no big difference unless Pro is needed when connected to a company-type Network, just has more features in it. Did the computer originally come with Win7 or Win8.1 and was restored to that before being Upgraded again? The digital activation usually picks up what the computer originally had. If that doesn't apply did you have to pay for the Win10 Pro version? Or in other words what did the shop do for you?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,385
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Oct 2016 #5

    About the only way to downgrade from Pro to Home is to do a new clean install of Windows 10 Home. See post #3 to determine how they activated Pro.
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  6. Joined : Feb 2016
    Letchworth, UK
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 16.04 x64
       21 Oct 2016 #6

    Go to Microsoft's Windows 10 page (Windows 10). Download their Media Creation Tool, open it, and setup a USB stick with Windows 10 Home (Or both) and x32 (Or x64 if your computers got a x64 CPU, if you dont know, choose both) and then install it using the USB stick and enter your product key.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 27
    windows 10 pro
       21 Oct 2016 #7

    Computer had home edition before formatted, Shop installed pro edition with no activation.
    I will come back with result of slmgr /dlv later.
    Thanks.

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Berton raises the big question. What did the computer have on it before the computer shop installed Windows 10 Pro on it? If the computer never had a Pro or Ultimate version of Windows on it before, then how did they activate Windows 10 Pro?

    You can tell how the computer is activated By right clicking on the start icon, select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list, and run the following command in the Admin Command Prompt:

    slmgr /dlv

    Post the results here - the result window contains no uniquely identifying information so nothing has to be blanked out. I would post an example of the result window, but I am not a Windows 10 computer at the moment.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts : 27
    windows 10 pro
       21 Oct 2016 #8

    Here is result on attached screenshot.

    mailaty said: View Post
    Hi.

    It is assembled computer, Shop reformatted hdd and install pro.
    I bought home edition key and installed home edition before formatted.
    I am not connecting to company network.
    What is best solution to return to home edition.

    Thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails slmgr.jpg  
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,385
    Windows 10 Pro
       21 Oct 2016 #9

    I deleted my initial reply. Windows 10 Pro is not activated. So - that leaves you with needing to do a clean install of Windows 10 Home.

    You can use the installed version of Windows 10 Pro to download and create a Windows 10 Home installation USB flash drive or DVD if you don't have one, boot the computer from that, erase the Windows 10 Pro partitions after selecting the custom install option (that would include the EFI system partition, recovery partition, the small Microsoft System Reserved partition, and the OS partition), and then clean install Windows 10 Home to the unallocated space.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,374
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       21 Oct 2016 #10

    I've been repairing computers for a number of years [part-time shop and full-time freelance tech.] and would NEVER presume to install a version of the Operating System that is different from the original without the owners' permission and charging accordingly. Sounds like the shop did it in the interest of expediency but that doesn't make it right. I keep looking at all the CDs/DVDs I've saved over the years when trying to save storage trying to decide what to keep and what to toss out. [Wife's input doesn't help.]
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