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.


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

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