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  1. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #1

    How do I change from windows 10 pro to windows 10 home?


    I think i installed the wrong one and now it tells me to activate windows in the bottom right corner of my screen.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 1,112
    10 Home x64 (1607), Pro x86 (1511 & 1607)
       1 Week Ago #2

    @Ansylm, welcome to TenForums!

    Have you had an activated Windows 10 on this PC before? Have you just done a clean install of Pro? If the answer to both is 'yes' then you may well be right, your digital licence for this PC is for Home only.

    Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation and try changing the product key to the generic Windows 10 Home key: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 - if you do have a digital licence for Home then it should now find that and activate.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #4

    I put in a Windows 10 Home key when i first started my computer up but then i installed Windows 10 Pro.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #5

    You have to do the registry edits that are shown in the video @TairikuOkami linked to, then do an in-place reinstall like the video shows.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,511
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #6

    Below an extract from an earlier post at Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10?

    As the post in quote is about switching from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 PRO to allow Windows 10 upgrade, I edited the quote to match OP's case (switching from 10 PRO to 10 HOME).

    Kari said: View Post
    Do exactly as told below:

    1.)
    Open Registry Editor (WIN + R, type regedit, hit Enter)

    2.) Browse to key HKEY_Local Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion

    3.) Change EditionID to Home (double click EditionID, change value, click OK). In your case it should at the moment show Professional

    4.) Change ProductName to Windows 10 Home. In your case it shoud at the moment show Windows 10 Professional

    5.) Browse to key HKEY_Local Machine > Software > Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion, change the same two values as in steps 3 and 4 above

    6.) Close the Registry Editor

    7.) Insert the Windows 10 Home install media, do an in-place upgrade by launching the setup from desktop (not booting with Windows install media)

    8.) When / if asked, enter a valid Windows 10 HOME product key and select what to keep (settings, personal files and apps, only personal files or nothing)

    9.) Windows 10 Home in-place upgrade (or downgrade in this case) will be done now.

    Please notice, in step 8 you can also use the generic Windows 10 HOME key shown in Bree's post earlier in this thread.

    Kari
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  7. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #7

    How do i change it to Home to I click 'Modify' or 'Modify Binary Data'?

    Edit: Nevermind I reread it. :P
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,511
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #8

    Double click the name of the string / binary / DWORD / QWORD to open it:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	image.png 
Views:	4 
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ID:	116370
    (Click to enlarge.)

    Edit the value, click OK to save:

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Name:	image.png 
Views:	34 
Size:	7.4 KB 
ID:	116371

    Kari
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  9. Joined : Jan 2017
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #9

    I don't know how to do step 7.
    When I plug in the usb this comes up

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  10.    1 Week Ago #10

    Ansylm said: View Post
    I don't know how to do step 7.
    When I plug in the usb this comes up

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ID:	116372
    Double click the setup icon on that screen
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