Returning to Windows 10 from Ubuntu


  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Ver 1909. OS Build 18363.592
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    Returning to Windows 10 from Ubuntu


    I've decided to return to Windows 10 after almost a month on Ubuntu.

    The Windows 10 disk I have was one I bought from the same shop I bought my computer components from when I assembled the machine and it does not have a product activation key.

    This didn't cause a problem when I installed it waaaaay back in 2016 but I'm wondering if there will be problems this time especially as I'm thinking of installing Windows Pro rather than Windows Home.

    I would like Pro version because, apparently, you can disable forced updates.
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    Download the latest ISO from the media creation tool don't install an old version as it's a risk and will download 1000 of updates. If you had it installed and activated you can skip entering a key as it will activate from ms servers you will have to install home and then upgrade or it won't activate
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Ver 1909. OS Build 18363.592
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm only semi-literate with Windows issues.
    How do I download the latest ISO from the media creation tool?
    Microsoft won't demand money if I reinstall Home Version in this way?
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    Brad 63 said:
    How do I download the latest ISO from the media creation tool?
    See Option One in this tutorial: Download Windows 10 ISO File


    Brad 63 said:
    Microsoft won't demand money if I reinstall Home Version in this way?
    Downloading the ISO is of course free, costs nothing.

    As you had the Home edition earlier, it has a so called digital license for that computer. Home edition can be installed again, and it will be automatically activated. However, if you want to install Pro edition instead, you need to buy a license: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/get-windows-10

    Kari
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  5. Posts : 30
    Windows 10 Ver 1909. OS Build 18363.592
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks guys. That's great.
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