Windows 10: Wndows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home

  1.    03 Jan 2016 #1

    Wndows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home


    I got Windows 10 Pro as my free upgrade. Was wondering if I could downgrade to Windows 10 Home. I am thinking I can't unless I do a clean install which would mean I would have to reinstall all of my apps which is a pain in the arse. Aside from doing that, there isn't another way around it is there?
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       03 Jan 2016 #2

    sparker781 said: View Post
    I got Windows 10 Pro as my free upgrade. Was wondering if I could downgrade to Windows 10 Home. I am thinking I can't unless I do a clean install which would mean I would have to reinstall all of my apps which is a pain in the arse. Aside from doing that, there isn't another way around it is there?
    My thought? Sit back and enjoy the ride. There's no need to worry about using Pro in a consumer environment, you likely won't use many of the more-advanced features of Pro. And the advantage of free is good. Also consider that you wouldn't have gotten the Pro version unless you upgraded over Win7 Pro or Ultimate or Win8.1 Pro, kinda automatic in recognizing what you had.
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  3.    03 Jan 2016 #3

    Yeah but like you said, no advantages of Pro versus Home. So keep it? Downgrade and reinstall?
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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       03 Jan 2016 #4

    sparker781 said: View Post
    Yeah but like you said, no advantages of Pro versus Home. So keep it? Downgrade and reinstall?
    I'd keep it, have done so with Pro on one computer and Home on another, kept what was offered.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       03 Jan 2016 #5

    There are definite advantages to Pro:

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    Group Policy Editor, Hyper-V and Remote Desktop are very useful.
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  6.    03 Jan 2016 #6

    I don't see any reason to downgrade. It's still for the most part going to look, act & feel the same. If you're hoping for performance gains, I don't think you'll find any from downgrading.
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