1. Portaldominates's Avatar
    I got home the other day and opened up my laptop to find that my Windows 10 Home had randomly upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I don't have product key for the professional edition, and I can't go back to home. Is there any way that I can go back without losing all my data? I don't want to have to spend $80 for a product key all because of something that Microsoft screwed up on. Thanks!
    Last edited by Portaldominates; 11-19-2016 at 09:58 PM.
    11-18-2016 03:39 PM
  2. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Sorry for the late reply. If you had W 7-8.1 pro and upgraded to W10, then that's what you're going to get. If you had Home, then you will get home. What is your issue? Is your OS not working properly? Why do you want to go back to home addition!
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    11-19-2016 05:19 PM
  3. Portaldominates's Avatar
    Hi Sorry for the late reply. If you had W 7-8.1 pro and upgraded to W10, then that's what you're going to get. If you had Home, then you will get home. What is your issue? Is your OS not working properly? Why do you want to go back to home addition!
    This is a brand new laptop, it came with Windows 10 Home on it. The problem is that it upgraded to Professional edition. I dont have a product key for Professional, therfore, my Windows is no longer activated.
    11-19-2016 10:00 PM
  4. holdum333's Avatar
    11-20-2016 02:50 AM
  5. slivy58's Avatar
    Have you tried to go back to an earlier build, there is a time limit? No guarantee any of this will work because you say it went from Home to Pro which is strange yet not too surprising.

    You'll be able to go back to an earlier version by going to SETTINGS > UPDATE & SECURITY > RECOVERY The time you have to go back depends on what version of Windows 10 your PC is running after the upgrade. For example, if your PC is running Windows 10 Version 1511, you have a month to go back to your previous operating system. If your PC is running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607), you have 10 days to go back. (To see what version of Windows 10 your PC is running after you upgrade, select the START button, then select SETTINGS > SYSTEM > ABOUT.
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    11-20-2016 12:45 PM
  6. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi !@Elky! Thanks for joining this thread.Team work is good. You have posted some great suggestions for the OP. I also find it strange to go from Home to Pro!
    Good stuff in your reply! Thanks for helping!
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    11-20-2016 12:55 PM
  7. slivy58's Avatar
    Yes Holdum 2, 3 or more heads are better than one LOL.

    As well, find the OPs situation strange. Don't even think one can upgrade from Home to Pro within Windows without paying first, correct me if I'm wrong. Maybe it's a case of "the cats away the mice will play" just dunno. Might be time for OP to contact place of purchase or Microsoft if they can't get to the bottom of it through the normal steps.
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    11-20-2016 01:12 PM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    All their WAAS seems to be not as good
    11-20-2016 01:23 PM
  9. Portaldominates's Avatar
    Nope, its already to late for that. I guess the only thing for me to do is to pay $80. I really don't want to have to format my drive, I have my development workspace setup and it took a few weeks just to get that way. Thanks for your help guys!
    11-20-2016 01:27 PM
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    Here's a screenshot of my "About" page if anyone needs it.
    11-20-2016 01:29 PM
  11. Alain_A's Avatar
    Unless Microsoft done it on purpose just to make a few buck or was a system glitche
    11-20-2016 01:32 PM
  12. holdum333's Avatar
    Unless Microsoft done it on purpose just to make a few buck or was a system glitche

    Hey! Did you try any of the things in post #4 or did you just write it off. There's some good things in that post!
    11-20-2016 01:39 PM
  13. Alain_A's Avatar

    Hey! Did you try any of the things in post #4 or did you just write it off. There's some good things in that post!
    Can't do post 4. I'm not at home
    11-20-2016 01:43 PM
  14. holdum333's Avatar
    Can't do post 4. I'm not at home
    Sorry ! That reply was for the OP!
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter
    11-20-2016 01:55 PM
  15. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi Guys! Are we having fun or what? Team work is a good thing. I would like to see more of it here on Windows Central!
    All good stuff! Join me on a thread any time!
    11-20-2016 02:04 PM
  16. Portaldominates's Avatar
    Yeah, I had already looked at those, that's why I was wondering if I could go back without doing a clean install.
    11-20-2016 05:14 PM
  17. holdum333's Avatar
    Yeah, I had already looked at those, that's why I was wondering if I could go back without doing a clean install.
    Hi are you using W10 Pro insider preview?? That's what's showing in your screen shot. You want to go back to what?
    Sorry I'm lost here! I'm bowing out!
    11-20-2016 08:40 PM
  18. Alain_A's Avatar
    Hi are you using W10 Pro insider preview?? That's what's showing in your screen shot. You want to go back to what?
    Sorry I'm lost here! I'm bowing out!
    He wants to go back to windows home edition that he had
    11-20-2016 09:18 PM
  19. holdum333's Avatar
    He wants to go back to windows home edition that he had
    Hi Friend! His screen shot shows W10Pro insider preview. I don't know any thing about insider. So the question is how to go form W10 insider to home edition and I have no clue if that is possible. That's above my pay grade! I don't know if this helps, but it's the best I can do!
    Thanks for your reply friend!
    How Insiders can stop receiving new builds after Windows 10 launches | Windows Central
    11-20-2016 09:29 PM
  20. Alain_A's Avatar
    I think once you are on 10, one can not revert back....if my memory is good
    11-21-2016 06:17 AM
  21. Alain_A's Avatar
    In his case I would call MS and see there is any help
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    11-21-2016 06:18 AM
  22. Portaldominates's Avatar
    Hi Friend! His screen shot shows W10Pro insider preview. I don't know any thing about insider. So the question is how to go form W10 insider to home edition and I have no clue if that is possible. That's above my pay grade! I don't know if this helps, but it's the best I can do!
    Thanks for your reply friend!
    How Insiders can stop receiving new builds after Windows 10 launches | Windows Central
    It's not about the Insider Previews, that has nothing to do with it, it's about the edition of Windows and the fact that it upgraded from Home to Pro without me telling it to.
    11-21-2016 06:21 AM

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