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Windows 10 Version Downgrade

Hi.

 

A few months ago, I had a working, original Windows 10 Education key. (Got it from my school for free) I lost what the key was, but since Windows keys are saved to your Microsoft account, I thought I could just click "I changed hardware on this device recently" to activate Windows. I was wrong, and it gives me an error saying it couldn't activate Windows. No specified reason, but just that it can't. Anyway, I can see that I have other devices on my Microsoft account, and a Windows 10 Home edition of Windows linked to my account. The problem is, it says the version does not match since I fresh installed Windows 10 Education, not home. Is there a way for me to downgrade to Windows 10 Home, without a product key that I can enter? I'd rather not wipe my drive for a 3rd or 4th time this week (I had some complications with installing Windows and the boot drive order) and install Windows and everything all over again.

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1 hour ago, skang2081 said:

 Is there a way for me to downgrade to Windows 10 Home, without a product key that I can enter? I'd rather not wipe my drive for a 3rd or 4th time this week (I had some complications with installing Windows and the boot drive order) and install Windows and everything all over again.

You can only upgrade your edition, not downgrade. Sadly, a serial number is required either way to get Windows to activate. If all else fails, just get a gray market key for like $10.

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2 hours ago, skang2081 said:

Hi.

 

A few months ago, I had a working, original Windows 10 Education key. (Got it from my school for free) I lost what the key was.

What state are you in?  In California, it is easy to get Win10 Edu keys from http://store.collegebuys.org/ with an edu email address,   Other schools should be https://onthehub.com/download/free-software/windows-10-education-for-students/

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4 minutes ago, jpenguin said:

What state are you in?  In California, it is easy to get Win10 Edu keys from http://store.collegebuys.org/ with an edu email address,   Other schools should be https://onthehub.com/download/free-software/windows-10-education-for-students/

This is actually exactly where I got the key, haha. Except the thing is, I purchased (for free) the key about a year ago, and since it's been a while, they pull the bullshit about paying like $10 to see what your key is. It's crap. And I'm not wasting $10 to get a key that I already activated once before.

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