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  1.    30 Dec 2015 #1
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    Downgrading Windows 10 enterprise to pro


    is it possible to downgrade Windows 10 enterprise to pro? At the moment i have enterprise but i have the activate windows popup in the bottom left corner of my screen. If i got a windows 10 pro key would i be able to activate windows and get rid of the popup? would doing so erase all of my files?
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  2.    30 Dec 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    You cannot downgrade.
    You will have to wipe your current system after backing up personal files
    Then you will need to either upgrade for free from a legal activated qualifying Operating system or purchase a copy of Windows 10 Pro
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  3.    30 Dec 2015 #3
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    Would a windows 10 pro key work?
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  4.    30 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by seraph View Post
    Would a windows 10 pro key work?
    Clearly if you reinstall windows 10 pro, and key is not in use elsewhere.
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  5.    30 Dec 2015 #5
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    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
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  6.    30 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by seraph View Post
    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
    I'm afraid the answer does not change no matter how many times you ask. As barman58 says you have to reinstall it.
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  7.    30 Dec 2015 #7
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    Can i put windows 10 on a usb from another pc then wipe this pc and use a pro code to activate would that work?
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  8.    30 Dec 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by seraph View Post
    Can i put windows 10 on a usb from another pc then wipe this pc and use a pro code to activate would that work?
    Yes, but you can create it on this pc as well. You can wipe this pc as part of the install.

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  9.    30 Dec 2015 #9
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    Would it still accept my pro key if i create it on this pc though since i am running enterprise or does it not matter? Also i must wipe my pc or is there anyway i dont need to
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  10.    30 Dec 2015 #10
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    Also i have 1 hard drive for games and an ssd with windows on it would it only erase what is on the ssd?
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