Windows 10: Is there any way that I could downgrade from used Edu prokey? [0xc004f

  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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    25 Dec 2016 #2

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    25 Dec 2016 #3

    NavyLCDR said: 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.
    Shit.
    Better start backing all my stuff up...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  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 )
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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