Windows 10 Home with KMS 2.6

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  1. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Is there a difference between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional when it comes to activation? It seems that Windows 10 Home only activates for 45 days, while Windows 10 Professional activates for 179 days.
    With my Windows 10 Home install it activated for 45 days, and with the same activation for Microsoft Office 2016 it activated for 179 days. Just looking for some clarification. Thanks
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Afaik you just listed the only differences
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    VL products activate for 180days standard, Home isn't a VL product and it activates for 45days. Most, if not all, KMS activations have an autorenewal service (except portables) so it stays activated.

    But if you're going to use a KMS solution anyway you simply could upgrade to pro.
     
  4. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Is there a way to upgrade the Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional? I tried to upgrade by going thru Settings, update, activation and adding a legit Windows 10 Product Key, but the software didn't like any of my Windows 10 Product Keys. Any Help with this?
     
  5. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

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    Use the key that is shown when you click the spoiler button in the post above yours.
     
  6. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Pardon my ignorance, what is the spoiler button and where is it?
     
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    Saurav MDL Senior Member

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  8. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Thank you for the spoiler information, it worked fine, right now in the process of upgrading to Windows 10 Professional
     
  9. armadillotuff

    armadillotuff MDL Member

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    Mine worked fine while it was still connected to my Network. I am rebuilding two Dell Mini's D12U's which were only 32gb SSD drives and 2gb of memory and were originally Windows 8 machines. I have upgraded both to 128gb sad's and 4gb of memory and running Windows 10 Professional and Office Professional 2016 on both.
     
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  11. zamica

    zamica MDL Member

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    just curious , is it possible to downgrade pro to home?
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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