is it possible to downgrade a build (not rollback)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RanCorX2, May 21, 2018.

  1. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    hi, as title says, is it possible to downgrade to an older build or must you do a clean install?
    pondering going back to threshold as i don't like all extra stuff ms keeps adding and the old stuff being removed.
     
  2. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    a long time ago this worked. and should still be good today.
    Guide to downgrade Windows 10 Pro to Home:
    1. Open regedit.exe and navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    2. Change ProductName to Windows Windows 10 Home
    3. Change EditionID to Core
    4. Navigate now to HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    5. Change ProductName to Windows 10 Home
    6. Change EditionID to Core
    7. Close regedit.exe (no need to restart)
    8. Start the Windows 10 home installation to complete the setup
    ----------------------------- I have tested this on Pro to Enterprise - just make sure the Name and ID is set to proper. #2, & #3 & #5 & #6
     
  3. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    he wants not the change editon, he wants to go from build to build. ex. 1703 back to 1607
     
  4. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    downgrade a build (not rollback) is the Title, and rollback would be 1703 to 1607 where as
    Downgrade to me is Enterprise to Pro or Upgrade from Home to Pro
     
  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    i dont think u can...but what do i know:rolleyes:
     
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    #6 kaljukass, May 22, 2018
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  7. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #8 xinso, May 26, 2018
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    Possible, but not recommended.
     
  8. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    nvm, decided to not bother as i have resolved issues i had.