Windows 10: Is there a way to install the Home version of 10 Preview? Solved

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  1.    15 Jun 2015 #1

    Is there a way to install the Home version of 10 Preview?


    Following on from this thread, I wondered if there was an easy way to get 10 Preview to install as the Home, rather than Pro version, so I could have a play and compare features? Ideally I'd want to use an ISO with a VM.
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  2. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       15 Jun 2015 #2

    DavidY said: View Post
    Following on from this thread, I wondered if there was an easy way to get 10 Preview to install as the Home, rather than Pro version, so I could have a play and compare features? Ideally I'd want to use an ISO with a VM.
    You could try 'Change Product Key' and enter a Core Key but I doubt it will work. No harm in trying though.

    Only other thing I can think of is, install WZor's multi language version of Build 10135; it installs Home version by default.
    I didn't see any differences to be honest, however, I didn't stay on the Home version very long either.
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       15 Jun 2015 #3

    if 10 follows 8 - then bitlocker, remote desktop and domain are the added pro features

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/compare
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  4.    16 Jun 2015 #4

    I did the online upgrade via the insiders page, from 8.1 Core and got 10 Home. It looks like if you clean install you get Pro. Likely because of the key in the PID.txt file is a Pro key. You could delete the PID.txt file from the sources folder and you'll get prompted to enter a key. Enter a Home key and it will install Home. I have no idea where you'd get a Home key though?
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  5.    16 Jun 2015 #5

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I did the online upgrade via the insiders page, from 8.1 Core and got 10 Home. It looks like if you clean install you get Pro. Likely because of the key in the PID.txt file is a Pro key. You could delete the PID.txt file from the sources folder and you'll get prompted to enter a key. Enter a Home key and it will install Home. I have no idea where you'd get a Home key though?
    Thanks for replying. I guess your online upgrade will have inherited the 'Home' status from being installed over 8.1 Core, then?

    As you say, finding a Home key might be the blocker....
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  6.    16 Jun 2015 #6

    DavidY said: View Post
    Thanks for replying. I guess your online upgrade will have inherited the 'Home' status from being installed over 8.1 Core, then?

    As you say, finding a Home key might be the blocker....
    Yes, and Yes. If you upgrade what you get is based on what OS your upgrading from. 7 Ultimate got me 10 Pro for example. I haven't seen any 10 Home keys listed anywhere. You could try a Windows 8.1 Core key.
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  7.    16 Jun 2015 #7

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You could try a Windows 8.1 Core key.
    Thanks - although I used to have a Technet account, I only got Pro keys through that route so don't have a spare core one.
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  8.    17 Jun 2015 #8

    Windows 8 (core): 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT From here, http://www.eightforums.com/installat...oduct-key.html. May not activate though, should let you install the home version though. Have a look here, Supported Keys looks like Windows 8/8.1 keys do work, or did work with early builds.
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  9.    17 Jun 2015 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Windows 8 (core): 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT From here, http://www.eightforums.com/installat...oduct-key.html. May not activate though, should let you install the home version though. Have a look here, Supported Keys looks like Windows 8/8.1 keys do work, or did work with early builds.
    Thanks - I'll give that a go later (probably at the weekend).
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  10.    17 Jun 2015 #10

    Do you have a PC that came with Windows 8.0 or 8.1 from the factory? Do an Upgrade on that PC and you'll get 10 Home.
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