Update 14-8: Mahomed mentions: This worked for Windows 10 Enterprise down to Windows 10 Pro. The following Windows versions can upgrade free to Windows 10 Home: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8. I've honestly never heard of anyone doing this. . I thought I might as well give it a go, not expecting very much or waiting for it too to ask for a key but it installed Windows 10 Pro no problem.
If your stars are aligned and you own the previous edition of Windows and the current one being used not enterprise and you went through an upgrade process Not a clean install then you are in the clear to downgrade. Thank you Joe Anonymous I have a valid licensed version of Windows 7 'Enterprise. I have same problem but Windows8. Anything else I can try? I would be grateful for any help. If you are unable to activate Windows 7 using the Change product key method, you can try phone activation and speak with a call agent who will assist with reactivating Windows 7: How to activate Windows 7 manually activate by phone 1 Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui. Update 6-7: When people may experience issues when downgrading, maybe this will help? I had the same problem with my Surface Book, and was able to downgrade without buying a new Windows license or re-installing. Two years ago we started pushing out Windows 7 Enterprise on our machines.
Then went to sleep and today the app to update to windows 10 showed up. There's a faster way to do that now in which i noticed when i do it, no need to install the disk, or do a media creation tool. A few minutes after, the 'Update to Windows 10' icon appeared in the systray. Navigating to the above folder will open the location below and note the. Let's have a look how to do that.
Did not need the separate Win8. You can download it from. I edited the registry, the app showed up the next day, and I used it. And if I run install from Windows it allows only Personal files or nothing. I made the registry changes as you described but was unable to run either the Windows 10 install or the Windows 8.
These publicly-available keys are normally used in organizations with Key Management Servers. At a loss I'm trying to downgrade from ent to pro and I've made the registry changes. I have read a few posts and am now not sure how to proceed. The upside is that it keeps all previously installed applications and data which is handy when you have a preconfigured machine. Has anyone dealt with this before and have a better way of getting this done? Once you have identified the edition you would like downgrade to, click it. You may not want to do this on your primary Windows system. Utility Spotlight: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 Best Regards, Tao Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
Anyway, I had fairly much given up so I ran the latest updates for 8. You will have to do a fresh install. Alessio Hey guys, I was facing the same error Keep only files or nothing. Update 14-8: Alessio mentions: I was facing the same error Keep only files or nothing. To upgrade, you just need a key. If for whatever reason the upgrade process fails, the installer will revert your windows back to the Professional version.
To compound the issue, all of the users that this is needed for are remote users, and I shipped out all the new computers last week. When the downgrade is complete, you should be successfully downgraded to the specific edition. I was asked to find to downgrade those machines back to 7 Pro for budget reasons. I just couldn't get step 8 to work and got the message that the computer was being rolled back to the previous configuration. Anonymous Hi Henk, I don't have much knowledge on these, but I tried.
Once you have the appropriate installation files, follow the instructions below: Windows 7 Downgrader will let downgrade popular editions such as Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional quickly and easily. Enterprise editions pay for the luxury of upgrading to 10 for their usage, or pay just for W10 with their arraignment. I was lead to believe that the only way to accomplish this was to format the drive and install Windows 7 Enterprise from scratch, so I set about looking for hacks. We now need to connect the Windows 10 Professional machine to the above share and run the. I seem to have the same problem. I went to activate, which at first didn't work presumably because it still had details of the 8. These images contain several editions of Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate in a single image, andWindows Anytime Upgrade lets you upgrade from one edition to another.
Hey Matt, sorry to hear you had problems. Job done, and all my machines are finally on Windows 10. Best of my knowledge there is no way around that for you. I will be following your advice. As long you have a valid product key, nothing illegally is done. If you want to upgrade from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Enterprise, you need to perform a clean installation. Shane1931 wrote: Thanks Rockn, but what does that have to do with the question of how it can be done? Because you are running Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit, you will need to use Windows 7 Professional.
Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff microsoft. Nothing like waiting till last minute. Is there a way where I can just convert it to Professional and keep all of my programs and files in tack? Meaning a wipe and reload. Mituna wrote: I am trying to go from 7 Pro to 7 Enterprise, or 10 Pro to 10 Enterprise.