How do I downgrade from Windows 10 Education to Windows 10 Pro?

My computer came with Windows 10 Home, which I promptly upgraded to Pro.  I recently upgraded to Education from Pro using my school's DreamSpark Premium program.  However, now I want to know how to go back to Pro.  I tried the product key that came from ProduKey, but that resulted in Error 0xc004f014.  (Not sure what that means, that's all it gave me.)  Anyway, I know the key ProduKey gave me is generic and that what really matters is that Pro was activated on Microsoft's servers.

Here's a screenshot of ProduKey (private info redacted).  The highlighted entry contains the key I was trying to put in.

Answer
Answer

You will need to perform a clean install.

How to download official Windows 10 ISO files

Double click the ISO to mount it, start setup, then choose the option 'Keep Nothing' during setup.

How to: upgrade from previous versions of Windows using Windows 10 ISO file

Best,
Andre
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT
twitter/adacosta
groovypost.com

13 people found this reply helpful

·

Was this reply helpful?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for your feedback.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback.

 
 

Question Info


Last updated March 18, 2021 Views 11,991 Applies to: