Windows 10: Windows 10 Home N won't activate Solved

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Windows 10 Home N won't activate


    Hi,


    I have a Windows 10 Home licence and I just reinstalled Windows. I have foolishly selected Windows Home 10 N instead of Windows Home 10 and now my Windows won't activate.



    I only noticed that after having configured Windows and reinstalled tons of programs. Is there a way I can activate this version of Windows? Or can I install Windows 10 Home without losing any of my programs and settings?
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2

    Lophophora said: View Post
    Hi,


    I have a Windows 10 Home licence and I just reinstalled Windows. I have foolishly selected Windows Home 10 N instead of Windows Home 10 and now my Windows won't activate.



    I only noticed that after having configured Windows and reinstalled tons of programs. Is there a way I can activate this version of Windows? Or can I install Windows 10 Home without losing any of my programs and settings?
    I am afraid not unless you buy a Home N licence. There is no way to reinstall 10 Home without a clean install.
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  3. Posts : 411
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       1 Week Ago #3

    Windows 10 - It has everything that Microsoft offers for a windows OS.
    Windows 10N - The N version of Windows comes without a media player baked into the system.
    Windows 10KN - This version removes Windows' media playing capabilities.
    Windows SLP - This will have only language pre-installed.

    If you need to install windows 10 with multiple language then you need to install the language pack.
    Refer to the below link to install the language pack.
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/language-packs#lptabs=win10

    Just download the regular Home version and run a repair install MCT
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  4. Posts : 6,433
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #4

    Lophophora said: View Post
    ...I have foolishly selected Windows Home 10 N instead of Windows Home 10 and now my Windows won't activate... Is there a way I can activate this version of Windows? Or can I install Windows 10 Home without losing any of my programs and settings?
    No, you can't activate Home N with a Home license. You would have to purchase a new licence for Home N.

    You can't upgrade an N version to a normal version either, that was asked (and answered) in an earlier thread (Pro N to Pro) here...

    ...your only option is to clean install Windows 10 PRO on the machine now running Windows 10 PRO N, completely replacing it.
    Upgrade from Pro "N" version to full Pro
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    OK never mind, I just reinstalled Windows selecting the correct version and it was automatically activated. Now I'm in for another day of tweaking and reinstalling all programs

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    OK never mind, I just reinstalled Windows selecting the correct version and it was automatically activated. Now I'm in for another day of tweaking and reinstalling all programs

    Thanks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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