Using the same trick, you can also change the edition from Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro if you need. However I was still not activated and I could not activate it so I rebooted the machine. Accidentally installed Pro was exhausted and got careless with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool oops , and now I need to upgrade it to enterprise. The ability to convert an existing Windows 10 instance from one version to another. The cost is irrelevant as you can buy the £400 home device and still have it wiped and loaded to enterprise. But you can't go directly from Home to Enterprise without stopping on Professional first. I have also tried the method of changing registry keys to get it to downgrade to pro as well, but that method doesn't give me the option of keeping all of my installed programs.
This works even better if you do have a legitimate Windows 10 Enterprise product key through a business. The following table shows the methods and paths available to change the edition of Windows 10 that is running on your computer. The machine went through some updates and rebooted a few times. First I built a Windows 10 Pro machine. I'll change strategy tomorrow and stick with Enterprise, hoping Microsoft will come clean and draw up a proper route for Education to follow.
I got the first dialog box that asks if this is trusted source. Starting with , deploying Windows Enterprise edition gets easier. Secondly and more importantly; the procedure Fails. Yes and very easily providing you actually have rights to use Windows 10 Enterprise edition. I wonder, if it is possible to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Enterprise like with Windows 8. You have only option to go to Pro from Home Edition and you cannot upgrade Prp to enterprise. Firstly there are three locations within the CurrentVersion that refer to Evaluation.
More info can be found here: dbeato wrote: Not it is not possible. . I have Windows 10 Education on my laptop, and the thing is I don't like it because I seem to be unable to do some trivial things, and Cortana is unavailable too. In this example, downgrading to Pro for Workstations, Pro Education, or Education requires an additional activation key to supersede the firmware-embedded Pro key. It works like a charm. We announced a similar capability recently, Windows 10 Subscription Activation, which leverages the same technology behind the scenes, but today that only supports stepping up from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise. First enter a Windows 10 Pro key.
Just make sure to make backups before the install. Enter a legitimate product key and Windows 10 will upgrade to the Enterprise edition and become properly activated. Upgrade using a provisioning package Use Windows Configuration Designer to create a provisioning package to upgrade a desktop edition or mobile edition of Windows 10. And just to back this info up. That capability was added in Windows 10 1607.
I did not activate it. However, the latter is distributed to educational organizations at a much lower price via Academic Volume Licensing. This is a convenient solution for businesses, which can purchase computers that come with Home or Professional editions of Windows 10 and upgrade them without a reinstall. If we purchased our machines with Windows 10 Pro, then we just need to perform a single step to upgrade the version type from Pro to Enterprise. However, that article is dated newer than Chris's post, so maybe it wasn't possible before and now it is? I followed the steps above and upgraded the unit without issue. You will need to buy the enterprise license and then install it on the computer.
When you run the Clean Install, you will be asked for a product key. Luckily, it's just as easy to downgrade from Windows 10 Enterprise back to Windows 10 Pro. So now I'm interested to know if it is possible to do? Or should I be able to activate Windows 10 Pro with Windows 10 Education product key? You will need to buy the enterprise license and then install it on the computer. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact we have a volume license agreement with Microsoft, I work in a k-12 environment. Just make sure to make backups before the install. There doesn't seem to be any clear way to upgrade without one of those working. However, that article is dated newer than Chris's post, so maybe it wasn't possible before and now it is? You have only option to go to Pro from Home Edition and you cannot upgrade Prp to enterprise.
I had to enter the Enterprise Product key on the machine and then it activated. This will preserve all installed apps and settings. Windows 10 Education is an academic edition of Windows 10 used in schools. Further discussion reveals that fixing this behavior in the immediate term is not going to happen. Here is what I did. Both got to the screen with the four blue squares no spinning circle beneath it and froze.
I was tasked with installing Windows 10 on a computer for one of our labs. Now we are looking to install all pc's with Windows 10 Enterprise trough Microsoft volume licensing. That isn't true, and it certainly isn't a correct answer to the question. Now you can go back to Change Product Key, enter that Windows 10 Enterprise key and it just works. You have only option to go to Pro from Home Edition and you cannot upgrade Prp to enterprise.