Switching from W10 Enterprise to Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by blued, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    Installed 10 Enterprise (upgraded from 7 ultimate w/Daz loader) on July 30. I recall trying to switch to Pro soon afterwards (fresh install), but it wouldnt work, this I believe due to the existing 10 enterprise version/key being tied to my hardware.

    Any way to replace a 10 enterprise installation with 10 Pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Yes you can go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion and change Enterprise into Professional on the 2 locations. After that start an upgrade with the pro iso and you can keep all your files and settings :tea:
     
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  3. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks, but is there a specific product key I need to enter or will it automatically generate a new one?
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Key ending on 3V66T google it you will find it ;)
     
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  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Oke what iso did you download try the generic key ending on T83GX
     
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  6. blued

    blued MDL Junior Member

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    OK working with the generic key. Much thanks!

    Windows 10 Version 1511 Pro & Home | Build 10586 | x64 | en-us - MSDN (Size: 3.74 GB)

    SHA1: 875EC108288B9F581E5D8099CF0EDB79F0F3E483
     
  7. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    To get a proper activation after the install U must use the first key BTW !
     
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  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    There was no reason to UPGRADE, Enterprise has nothing to do with windows 10 free offer, there is no key tied to anything with VL OS. At any time you can clean install Enterprise, upgrading does noting towards getting activated.

    You can just clean install pro, and use the key endbase said -T83GX this turns pro into a VL and KMS, then you can go with generic key.
     
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