1.    25 Dec 2016 #1

    Is there any way that I could downgrade from used Edu prokey? [0xc004f

    Hello TenForums,

    My name is Reece.

    I'm having an issue where I can't seem to use my old activation key to get rid of the 'Activate Windows' watermark. It really bothers me since my friend tried to show me that Windows 10 Education was brilliant. Its crap. And now I want my old stuff back for the anniversary update!

    Let me walk you through what I've done so far: [click the steps to see screenshots or click here to see them all]

    1: I removed the current product key [admin cmd > slmgr /upk]

    2: I grabbed my old activation key on the OEM key from my disk using the recommended troubleshooter

    3: I ran 'Windows Activation', entered the code and waited.

    4: This happened [with error code 0xc004f050

    Please, some help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2.    25 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 Education - there is no way to downgrade to Pro. You will have to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.
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  3.    25 Dec 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    If you upgraded to Windows 10 Education - there is no way to downgrade to Pro. You will have to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro.
    Better start backing all my stuff up...
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  4.    26 Dec 2016 #4

    Reece, actually one can downgrade with a registry hack and upgrade-install, but I would not advocate the method as it leads to a 'frankenbuild' (some Edu files being left behind)... backing up your data and clean installing would be the way to go... (BTW nice to see the Activation Diagnostic Tool coming in handy )
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