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    DooGie said: View Post
    MS giving help at it's best Craig
    LOL.. it's just laziness/arrogance at Redmond that gets to me... but let's not derail the thread...

    (BTW: Happy (belated) birthday Doogs -- I got a glimpse of a notification of such not too long ago )
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       #61

    MS help is sick joke - Virtual Agent is just a buzz word programme and Contact Us simply goes round in rings with no way of emailing or webforming to an actual person.

    Or maybe you have a secret contact for me to use ?

    Over night I definitely decided not to give in to blackmail, so just want to get my standard win 10 back.

    I will make some experiments later today - more later. In the meantime, back to my old Acer WITH WIN 7 PRO !!!


    Tony
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    What does OOBEIDPS on the warning box mean ? And what were you doing at the moment the warning popped up ?

    Tony
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #63

    I'd recommend a clean install.
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  5. Snugglebugs's Avatar
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    Does that mean that I will lose all four weeks effort in transferring programmes, file, licenses etc from my Win 7 Pro drive ?
    I would again spend weeks doing all that !
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    Snugglebugs said: View Post
    Does that mean that I will lose all four weeks effort in transferring programmes, file, licenses etc from my Win 7 Pro drive ?
    I would again spend weeks doing all that !

    You can downgrade from Enterprise to Pro with a retail Pro key, but you can't downgrade to Home. Home requires a clean install.
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    I found another thread at https://social.technet.microsoft.com...windows-10-pro
    which states that using the Change Product Key might work. I am still thinking, but might try it later.

    Have you had any ideas as to how Enterprise got installed in the first place ? That is the real problem and I directly blame MS for that.

    In the very first step on using the Upgrade link on Store (as I described earlier) I was asked to enter a product key. I did that and some minutes later got an announcement that upgrading was in progress. NOT A WORD that the key I entered wasn't suitable if that was the case. If I had got such a message I could have stopped right there and no harm would have been done.

    I want to be able to complain to MS administration and demand a free valid Win 10 Pro product key to reactivate my PC safely, but can't find any way of complaining through their website. As a MVP surely you know how to do that ?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    It appears that you entered a generic Enterprise key when you changed the product key to upgrade to Pro but got Enterprise instead.

    You would need to talk to a Microsoft activation agent. You can do this while trying to activate by phone and stay on the line for an agent.

    Have you already tried to downgrade to Pro with a retail Pro key?

    Downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro
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  9. Snugglebugs's Avatar
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       #68

    Thanks Brink

    I am proceeding at a snails pace on this, so will leave your good suggestions until I have tried a few other things first, and, made sure of all my backups, programme installs, licenses etc. if the worst comes to the worst.

    No, I haven't tried anything as expensive as downgrading with a retail key. I Have two Win 7 Pro product keys as In an earlier message, but I guess they don't meet the MS definition of 'retail'. I did buy both from a webshop to install myself in separate PCs without OS, so I call that "buying retail". Perhaps MS have a different dictionary !

    How is activating by phone done in Win 10 ?
    (I have done it for Win 7 but finding the right window is easy there.)

    I have found an MVP in Denmark - Brian Nhr - but as I can't access his email details I would have to post him a letter to ask him anything!

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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #69

    Agreed. Backup...

    Activate by phone is the same in W10.

    Activate Windows 10
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