Windows 10: How do I change from windows 10 pro to windows 10 home? Solved

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  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       08 Jan 2017 #1

    How do I change from windows 10 pro to windows 10 home?


    I think i installed the wrong one and now it tells me to activate windows in the bottom right corner of my screen.
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  2. Posts : 2,838
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Jan 2017 #2

    @Ansylm, welcome to TenForums!

    Have you had an activated Windows 10 on this PC before? Have you just done a clean install of Pro? If the answer to both is 'yes' then you may well be right, your digital licence for this PC is for Home only.

    Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation and try changing the product key to the generic Windows 10 Home key: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99 - if you do have a digital licence for Home then it should now find that and activate.
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  3. Posts : 2,377
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       08 Jan 2017 #3
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #4

    I put in a Windows 10 Home key when i first started my computer up but then i installed Windows 10 Pro.
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  5.    09 Jan 2017 #5

    You have to do the registry edits that are shown in the video @TairikuOkami linked to, then do an in-place reinstall like the video shows.
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  6. Posts : 11,510
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jan 2017 #6

    Below an extract from an earlier post at https://www.tenforums.com/installati...tml#post625511

    As the post in quote is about switching from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 PRO to allow Windows 10 upgrade, I edited the quote to match OP's case (switching from 10 PRO to 10 HOME).

    Kari said: View Post
    Do exactly as told below:

    1.)
    Open Registry Editor (WIN + R, type regedit, hit Enter)

    2.) Browse to key HKEY_Local Machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion

    3.) Change EditionID to Home (double click EditionID, change value, click OK). In your case it should at the moment show Professional

    4.) Change ProductName to Windows 10 Home. In your case it shoud at the moment show Windows 10 Professional

    5.) Browse to key HKEY_Local Machine > Software > Wow6432Node > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion, change the same two values as in steps 3 and 4 above

    6.) Close the Registry Editor

    7.) Insert the Windows 10 Home install media, do an in-place upgrade by launching the setup from desktop (not booting with Windows install media)

    8.) When / if asked, enter a valid Windows 10 HOME product key and select what to keep (settings, personal files and apps, only personal files or nothing)

    9.) Windows 10 Home in-place upgrade (or downgrade in this case) will be done now.

    Please notice, in step 8 you can also use the generic Windows 10 HOME key shown in Bree's post earlier in this thread.

    Kari
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #7

    How do i change it to Home to I click 'Modify' or 'Modify Binary Data'?

    Edit: Nevermind I reread it. :P
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  8. Posts : 11,510
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jan 2017 #8

    Double click the name of the string / binary / DWORD / QWORD to open it:

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    Edit the value, click OK to save:

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    Kari
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  9. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2017 #9

    I don't know how to do step 7.
    When I plug in the usb this comes up

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  10.    09 Jan 2017 #10

    Ansylm said: View Post
    I don't know how to do step 7.
    When I plug in the usb this comes up

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    Double click the setup icon on that screen
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