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  1. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    downgrade


    how do i downgrade from windows 10 pro to windows 10 home
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  2. Posts : 2,202
    Windows 11 Pro (latest update ... forever anal)
       #2

    Do you have a separate license key for the Home version?

    Why do you want to downgrade (just out of curiosity)?
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  3. Posts : 2
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I hade windows 10 home from the start but my son tried to upgrade to pro and now i how windows pro in my computer that i cant activate because i have no product key
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  4. Posts : 4,674
    several
       #4

    try entering the generic key for Home

    YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7

    if that doesn't work then you can either buy a pro key for a few bucks or you can make a simple registry change and perform a repair install.

    The latter is the way we have always changed the edition down on win7.
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  5. Posts : 18,443
    Windows 11 Pro
       #5

    I would recommend you follow our tutorial:
    Downgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home
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  6. Posts : 3,530
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 21H1 (May 2021 build 19043.1083)
       #6

    The way I do it is disconnect from the internet (online key checking sometimes makes changing the product key fail), then use any valid Windows 7/8/10 Home key or the generic Home key mentioned above. Go in Settings -> Windows Update and Security-> Activation and click on Change key. Type the new key. If that doesn't work you can also change the key from command prompt, but I don't remember the command right now. Windows will make the changes and downgrade to Home. You can then connect to the internet to activate.
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  7. Posts : 18,443
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    spapakons said:
    The way I do it is disconnect from the internet (online key checking sometimes makes changing the product key fail), then use any valid Windows 7/8/10 Home key or the generic Home key mentioned above. Go in Settings -> Windows Update and Security-> Activation and click on Change key. Type the new key. If that doesn't work you can also change the key from command prompt, but I don't remember the command right now. Windows will make the changes and downgrade to Home. You can then connect to the internet to activate.
    I'm afraid that is incorrect. A simple product key change will not downgrade Pro to Home. The registry changes given in the tutorial must be made.
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