Downgrading Windows 10 enterprise to pro

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  1. Posts : 17,281
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    Disconnect the extra hard drive. With only the SSD connected, erase the SSD and do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. After that is done, reconnect the extra hard drive.
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  2. Posts : 13,585
    Windows10
       #12

    seraph said:
    Also i have 1 hard drive for games and an ssd with windows on it would it only erase what is on the ssd?
    Yes but crap can happen. Good idea to disconnect hdd temporarily during install.
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #13

    seraph said:
    Yes but at the moment i have an un-activated version of windows 10 enterprise i am wondering how i change it to pro so i can use a windows 10 pro key
    You are asking the wrong question. It is (technically) possible to switch your versions around but it is isn't trivial. If you have to ask about what to do with your games I think you are not even close to being able to do it.

    You can convert standard Enterprise to Pro but you can't convert an Enterprise Evaluation to anything as it clearly said when you signed up to the program.

    So if you have bought a valid 10 Pro key or your PC came with 10 Pro installed anyway, I'd suggest you clean install 10 Pro. (unplug your other drives first).

    Don't try using generic keys or anything. It is against the rules of this forum and will not work in any case.

    You need a valid key to activate and assuming you do I suggest you use it.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Can anyone confirm this?
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  5. Posts : 13,585
    Windows10
       #15

    seraph said:
    Can anyone confirm this?
    If you are waiting for somebody to disagree, with answers so far, you will probably be waiting a long time.

    If you still do not believe all the replies so far which all say reinstall, call MS support and ask them.
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Sorry the messages came in late for me
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  7. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #17

    And thankyou for all the help :P
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  8. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #18

    seraph said:
    And thankyou for all the help :P
    Do a clean install (after unplugging spare drives) - it will be much easier in the end :)
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  9. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Ok thank you very much everyone
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  10. Posts : 22
    Win 10 Pro
       #20

    You can convert standard Enterprise to Pro but you can't convert an Enterprise Evaluation to anything as it clearly said when you signed up to the program.
    The procedure is a bit arcane, but I have managed to convert an Enterprise Evaluation to Pro, doing it in two steps: EnterpriseEval to Enterprise (unactivated); then Enterprise (unactivated) to Pro. Details here.

    (Note to the moderator/owner: apologies if this is not an appropriate post for this thread, in which case I thank you for deleting it. I posted only to update/correct the assertion quoted above.)
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