1.    08 Dec 2015 #1
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    w10pro

    Windows 10 Pro N to Windows 10 Pro


    Hey,
    I have a license for Windows 7 Professional and while downloading the ISO image from tech bench, I have chosen "Windows 10 Pro N". So now after the install, I found out my license isn't accepted for the N version, they seem to be very picky about this single letter ...

    Sooo, now I was wondering if there is an easy way to turn my installation into a non-N version? Or just to trick the activation iin thinking that it is just W10 Pro (without N)...?

    TIA
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  2.    08 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Why not download the correct version and go from there?
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  3.    08 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Run Pro first and have that activated.
    After that you can try doing a clean install of the "N" version and have it activate with a generic "N" key ?

    No idea if that would actually work but I feel it should in view of the fact that it's a version of Pro sans the media related stuff which you can add for free later on anyhow. Just my POV though.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 08 Dec 2015 at 19:35.
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  4.    08 Dec 2015 #4
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    The only way you can switch editions of Windows 10 (go from "N" to non-"N") is to start over. Either go back to Windows 7 and upgrade again with the correct edition - or clean install the correct edition and activate it with your Windows 7 product key.
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  5.    08 Dec 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    The thread's header is also confusing as OP actually wanted to the do the exact opposite of what the header suggests.
    Coming from Ultimate going to Pro (not the N version) should be a piece of cake.

    If after that you can't go to the N version I think that's MS is showing the proverbial middle finger to the European Court rule however.

    Guess I'll just try it out one of these days just for the sake of it.

    Cheers,
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  6.    09 Dec 2015 #6
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    w10pro
    Thread Starter

    Well, yeah the header refers to the installed, product not my key.
    Run Pro first and have that activated.
    After that you can try doing a clean install of the "N" version and have it activate with a generic "N" key ?
    Where would I get that generic key from?


    Ah, well I probably have to reinstall...
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