Downgrading Windows 10 Edition from Pro to Home without reinstalling? Solved

  1.    07 Jan 2016 #1

    Downgrading Windows 10 Edition from Pro to Home without reinstalling?

    I've been looking for it for a couple of weeks, but couldn't find any answer. I'm really sorry if it's been explained already on these forums, but I haven't found it.

    My question is straightforward: is it possible to downgrade an edition from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home without having to clean reinstall?

    I've been wondering why my Win10 wouldn't activate itself until I realized I installed the wrong edition.

    Thanks in advance for your help, Ten Citizens.
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2

    Never tried doing this myself though I've found this How do I downgrade from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home. : Windows10 & this Can Someone with Win 10 Home Check This for Me? : Windows10. Let me know how you get on.
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  3.    07 Jan 2016 #3

    I changed the entries in registry as mentioned. Not sure what to do next though. Any idea? Thanks, D3LL.

    I tried booting from USB drive to "upgrade" to Windows 10 Home, it asked me to boot to Windows and then upgrade via my USB drive. But when I do so, it will only let me reinstall Pro. I'll try to create another media with only Home on it.
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       07 Jan 2016 #4

    I think you need to rollback to win 7first,mt thought is its the only way
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  5.    07 Jan 2016 #5

    It was not my first upgrade to Win10, I didn't have to roll back actually.

    I went full berserker mode and decided to get rid of it. I simply clean installed Windows 10 again (for at least a tenth time already!) and made sure to select Home Edition this time.

    It's all fresh and working. Thanks for your help, good guys. I will mark it as solved.
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  6. caperjack's Avatar
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       08 Jan 2016 #6

    good luck and happy computing
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