Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Downgrading Windows 7 or 8.x from Enterprise to Pro

Because of the free Windows 10 upgrade coming for Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 editions, I did a downgrade from Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Professional, keeping all my files, applications and settings.
Let's have a look how to do that. Just remember, it's probably not a valid downgrade, but it works perfectly. As long you have a valid product key, nothing illegally is done.

The following Windows versions can upgrade free to Windows 10 Home: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8.1 editions
The following Windows versions can upgrade free to Windows 10 Pro: Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro For Students editions
The following Windows versions can upgrade free to Windows 10 Mobile: Windows Phone 8.1 only

Guide to downgrade Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Professional:
1. Open regedit.exe and navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
2. Change ProductName to Windows 8.1 Professional
3. Change EditionID to Professional
4. Navigate now to HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
5. Change ProductName to Windows 8.1 Professional

6. Change EditionID to Professional
7. Close regedit.exe (no need to restart)
8. Start the Windows 8.1 Pro installation


With that you're done and a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro is possible! Features missing are Enterprise options like Direct Access and language packs, but I don't miss them on my home PC. Happy upgrading to Windows 10 :-)

Note: This guide will work for Windows 7 and 8 as well.

Update 6-7: When people may experience issues when downgrading, maybe this will help? Windows 7 Downgrader: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/downgrade-win-7-ultimate-to-win-7-professional/cfebbc77-683a-4d32-bf3a-e897619a82f7
Otherwise it's possible to become an Windows Insider too (without the need to have an official product key): http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/19/upcoming-changes-to-windows-10-insider-preview-builds/

Update 2-8: Joe Donkor mentions:
I ran through this today. I just couldn't get step 8 to work and got the message that the computer was being rolled back to the previous configuration. In desperation after a few tries, I just ran the Win 10 pro install and it worked without issue. So if you get stuck at the same point I did, give it a try. > Just great to hear that! Good try :)
Update: Dirk van Gelderen mentions:
It works (at least in my case) !! Did the regedit tweaks and run the Windows 10 installer and have now an up-and-running Windows 10 (with legal license) computer with all apps, data & settings from Windows 8.1. > Thanks for comment and testing!


Update 14-8: Alessio mentions:
I was facing the same error (Keep only files or nothing). I was able to get around it following the instructions above PLUS this: change ProductName and EditionID respectively to "Windows 8.1 Professional" and to "Professional" in this registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
You should be able to do the in-place upgrade now :) > Thanks for feedback.


Update 14-8: Mahomed mentions:
This worked for Windows 10 Enterprise down to Windows 10 Pro. I just edited the keys and ran the setup for Windows 10 Pro (without rebooting after changing the registry). Also make sure you've installed all updated and rebooted BEFORE making the registry changes. > Always good to know :) Thanks for comment!

Update 24-8: Anonymous mentions:
I finally had time to use the app to update to windows 10, and want everyone to know it worked flawlessly. I edited the registry, the app showed up the next day, and I used it. > Another way to update!

Note: Thanks for comments everyone! Love it :)

Update 8-9: With the Media creation tool available, free Windows 10 upgrade is still possible. You can download it from HERE.

126 comments:

  1. with step #8 are you stating that the installation DVD has to be re-run over the top of the existing Windows OS after changing the registry keys from ent. to pro editions? Can you clarify step #8 further?

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    1. Just start setup from installation media (USB/DVD) to downgrade the Operating System, with keeping all files, applications and settings.

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  2. Hello, I was trying this out but I stopped when Pro setup only offered me options to keep my files or nothing at all. No option to keep my installed software and settings was available.

    Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks for your time and your guide.

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    1. I guess you made a mistake on the registry part?

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    2. I seem to have the same problem.
      Is there anything else that you might have done to get it to work?
      I've checked and rechecked the registry changes, copied the word Professional to avoid any possible mistyping. I've also checked with another computer running Enterprise N. It said
      ProductName: "Windows 8.1 Enterprise N"
      EditionID: "EnterpriseN"
      (checked with both N and non-N DVDs)

      My DVD is made from the one I could download via Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center ("Windows 8.1 Pro" and "Windows 8.1 Pro N". Using 64-bit and English, same as the installations).
      Still only get the two options as Daniele.

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    3. I am having this very same issue. Followed your instructions and it only says to Save Personal Files, or Nothing.

      Any ideas?

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    4. You need to have a different Language Version of Windows 10. The english Version has been working for me - with the german Version I've had exactly the same Problem. After Installation you can change back to your prefered Language.

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    5. Thanks for the comment! Very welcome :)

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    6. I have same problem but Windows8.1Enterprice has English (UnitedStates) as Windows8.1Professional install. I tried booting install USB, it allowed choosing "Upgrade" option, but prompted that I need to restart PC and start install from there. And if I run install from Windows it allows only Personal files or nothing..

      Any ideas?

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    7. I also had no option to keep my installed software and settings. Language change did not fix the problem.

      What finally worked was to remove all language packs, but en-US. Then after reboot I could finally install windows 8.1 professional on top of entrprise version.

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    8. Hey guys, I was facing the same error (Keep only files or nothing). I was able to get around it following the instructions above PLUS this: change ProductName and EditionID respectively to "Windows 8.1 Professional" and to "Professional" in this registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
      You should be able to do the in-place upgrade now :)
      Hope this helps

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    9. Thanks Alessio for feedback. Will use it in the blogpost also.

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  3. Worked for me, thanks

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  4. What's the difference compared to using this page?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only
    As pointed out on step 8. you do need to run 8.1 installation again after the registry tweaks, correct?

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    1. A downgrade to Professional is not possible default. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj203353.aspx

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  5. Hi Henk, does this work for Windows 7 Enterprise as well?

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    1. Yes, I did this for Windows 7 Enterprise at home.

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  6. Could you do this with your Win8 Enterprise product key, or did you have to buy a Win8 Pro product key?

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    1. You need a Win8 Pro product key as well.

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  7. Hello Henk,
    I also was interested in downgrading my Ent edition, but I have a few questions before I install, like will I be getting three options during the installation? Do I again have to update my PC ? quick reply will be appreciated. :)

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    1. You can check before doing the actual installation.

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  8. Same as Daniele Brunengo, I only get the offer to save files, not apps. Checked registry settings twice. All good there. Any sugestions? Hate to go through a complete setup of all my apps...

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    1. Maybe this will help you? Windows 7 Downgrader: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/downgrade-win-7-ultimate-to-win-7-professional/cfebbc77-683a-4d32-bf3a-e897619a82f7

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  9. Can I downgrade after Windows 10 Enterprise Preview update? I already updated to Windows 10.

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  10. I did exactly all steps on the registry but also only presented with keep personal files option without application, so could not proceed.

    I have double checked the registry and sure that no missed steps or typo-error.

    Any other action I could do?

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    1. Maybe this will help you? Windows 7 Downgrader: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/downgrade-win-7-ultimate-to-win-7-professional/cfebbc77-683a-4d32-bf3a-e897619a82f7

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  11. Helaas, werkte niet voor mij, "kan niet valideren" krijg ik te zien, en dat terwijl mijn versie wel legaal is. Opstarten vanaf een Win8 pro DVD werkt ook niet, ik krijg dan de melding dat ik het vanuit windows moet doen.

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    1. Misschien is dit een optie: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/19/upcoming-changes-to-windows-10-insider-preview-builds/

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  12. Hi, How are you?

    Men, i make every steps and all Ok, But Now Dont accept my Enterprise Key, is an Original, But now i have W Pro, but without Key, because dont accept it!

    Can you help me? Please?

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    1. Enterprise and Pro has different keys. In that case it's needed to upgrade to Enterprise again (or be a Windows insider from now on)

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    2. http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/19/upcoming-changes-to-windows-10-insider-preview-builds/

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  13. I successfully did all changes in registry and got installation with keeping all files, applications and settings. But it stops every time at 96% of progress with message "the installation failed".

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  14. Hi, I Didn't understad step #8, Do we have to access the installation from BIOS settings? Could you explain, Thanks :)

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    1. Hi, just start it from within Windows!

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    2. Facing trouble here .. Could you please suggest the steps so that I can follow same to start installation of Win 8.1 Pro

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  15. Can I ask you what should i do if this problem occurs: everything goes smoothly right before the computer restarts (I even get the option to keep everything including the apps), then a message appears that the windows couldnt install because of an error Windows 8.1 installation failure 0x101-0x20017. I've tried opening the iso I've downloaded from torrent site through daemon tools, used the microsoft software to prepare an ntsf-formatted pendrive with that iso, everytime the same problem appear...thank you for your time and your attention!

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    1. Maybe this will help? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_install/windows-81-installation-failure-0x101-0x20017/33af5d53-9e92-43e0-b594-9cd3f6ebb1e6

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  16. Hi, one more detail: I've tried installing it on that clean mode initialization (without any third party programs) and the same error appears (also made sure i did the correct registry modifications)

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    1. Hi, did it work for you or not? That's not clear to me actually :)

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  17. How about 8.1 Pro to 8.1 Core downgrade?
    I made suggested changes in registry but I still get error trying to upgrade from 8.1 Core DVD.

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    1. I guess you must use the same version instead..

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  18. Does it matter whether one uses an upgrade, OEM, or full version of the softwareto do the downgrade?

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    1. Never tried that myself.. Just have a try!?

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  19. Any assistance much appreciated....
    Currently on 8.1 enterprise N
    I followed these steps in modifying the registry
    Purchased full 8.1 pro from MS
    Started install, and was given the option to keep all settings etc.
    Install of 8.1 pro proceeds
    Gets to applying PC settings, cursor shows briefly, followed by auto reboot, Preparing automatic repair then shows, Diagnosing your PC then shows, PC did not start correctly then shows, 2 options then provided, reboot and advanced options, tried all reboots and options, but then PC reboots into previous OS with the installer stating "We couldn't install windows 8.1" screen. Small code in bottom left of screen "0X101 -0X4117.

    Tried 2 separate times with same result. At a loss

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    1. Maybe this will help? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_install/windows-81-installation-failure-0x101-0x20017/33af5d53-9e92-43e0-b594-9cd3f6ebb1e6

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  20. Just did this successfully, but I'm not seeing the Get Windows 10 icon. I've tried all the fixes listed on the Microsoft support forum page to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks for the guide though!

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    1. Just try this.. Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 #Windows10

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  21. Just did this successfully, but I'm not seeing the Get Windows 10 icon. I've tried all the fixes listed on the Microsoft support forum page to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks for the guide though!

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    1. Just try this.. Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 #Windows10

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  22. I'm trying to downgrade from ent to pro and I've made the registry changes. I'm running 64bit so I made them under Wow6443Node as well as the one for 32bit. But I keep getting the following error after trying to upgrade with the Pro disc:

    Windows 7 Enterprise cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional instead, but this is different

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    1. I have the same issue like him. Tried with/without restart, nothing helps. Any ideas?
      Thanks in advance!

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  23. Do i need a wndows 8.1 pro installation dvd? 'cuz i have windows 8.1 entreprise installed, but am i gonna need a windows 8.1 pro product key or the one i already have is enough?

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  24. I ran through this today. I just couldn't get step 8 to work and got the message that the computer was being rolled back to the previous configuration. In desperation after a few tries, I just ran the Win 10 pro install and it worked without issue. So if you get stuck at the same point I did, give it a try.

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  25. Thank you !
    I had an issue after restart : the install fail with error code 0x101 - 0x20017. The cause was a disfonctionnal RAID 0 (one of the two disk controller broke, so the raid is down) so I remove physically the two HDD and only let my system SSD and the installation succeeded

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    1. My pleasure.

      Just great to hear that! Good try :)

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  26. This will keep all of my programs installed? Like I don't have to reinstall Skype etc.

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    1. That is an supported option indeed. Just watch for the possibilities on your own system.

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  27. So just curious but is there any reason why we shouldn't do the regedit tweaks above and then just run the Windows 10 installer directly, cutting the Windows 8.1 pro install out of the equation?

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    1. Good question! Just let me know :-)

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    2. It works (at least in my case) !! Did the regedit tweaks and run the Windows 10 installer and have now an up-and-running Windows 10 (with legal license) computer with all apps, data & settings from Windows 8.1.

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  28. It would be a worth to know quicker journey.

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  29. This worked for Windows 10 Enterprise down to Windows 10 Pro. I just edited the keys and ran the setup for Windows 10 Pro (without rebooting after changing the registry). Also make sure you've installed all updated and rebooted BEFORE making the registry changes.

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    1. Always good to know :) Thanks for comment!

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  30. I made the changes to the registry, without installing windows 8.1 pro. Then went to sleep and today the app to update to windows 10 showed up. I haven't used it yet, though. I also tried the media creation tool, and it started downloading windows 10 just fine. I can't try to install it until I finish some work, since I can't take the risk of breaking my pc right now.

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    1. Replying to my own (anonymous) comment. I finally had time to use the app to update to windows 10, and want everyone to know it worked flawlessly. I edited the registry, the app showed up the next day, and I used it.

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    2. Great to hear that. Thanks for both comments!

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  31. Hello,Help ME !!!!
    I followed the procedures but I have several problems
    1) the HKLM \ Software \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion not exist
    2) Start the Windows 8.1 Pro installation, you can not validate the product key

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    1. Wow6432Node is not exist too.

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  32. Hi HELP !!! I'm trying to follow the procedure, 1st HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> WOW6432Node> Microsoft> Windows NT does not exist, if there HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> WOW6432Node> Microsoft> Windows
    2) when I run the setup pro 8.1 from source tells me the run from the root
    3) when I run from the root he says he could not validate the key of a product

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  33. I had a licensed Windows 8.1 Ent., then I changed the reg keys but did not run Windows 8.1 Prof. setup.
    Now I have Windows 10 Prof. without license (generic key).....

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    1. You need a Pro key as well (as mentioned in the blogpost)

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    2. What? With all the updates you listed above this is not at all obvious or apparent. Since this comes up as a hit on Google, I highly suggest you rewrite this to be more succinct.

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  34. funziona! ho Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64 bit. Ho cambiato i valori di registro in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    Per la versione a 64 Bit anche nel percorso:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
    Modificare le seguenti sottochiavi di registro:
    EditionID
    ProductName
    Scrivendo rispettivamente Professional e Windows 8.1 Pro.
    Funziona anche scrivendo "Windows 8.1 Professional".
    Visualizzando proprietà però rimane il valore "Enterprise", ma ciò non impedisce l'aggiornamento a Windows 10 Professional 64 bit mantenendo tutte le impostazioni, le applicazioni e i dati.
    Grazie

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  35. Will this work with dual booted systems? as for i have debian and windows on my machine?

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  36. HELP
    Perhaps a mistake in changing keys I installed a version 8.1 pro losing all installed programs.
    How do I retrieve these programs?
    I see that there is a folder windows.old how can I restore it?
    Thank you

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  37. I did the procedure, but when I am going to downgrade to pro edition, it says: "This upgrade path is not supported. Please close Setup and re-launch from the root of the media or go back and pick a different installation choice.". Please let me know what I have to do. Thanks

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    1. Is this on Windows 10 already or an older version?

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  38. I did the procedure, but in the final stage when I am going to downgrade to Pro version, it says: "This upgrade path is not supported. Please close Setup and re-launch from the root of the media or go back and pick a different installation choice.". please let me know how can I fix this. Thanks

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  39. Ik heb op mijn vaste PC de register sleutels aangepast. daarna windows 8.1 pro dvd iso gemount in windows. setup gedraaid. Ik kreeg ook de melding over het bewaren van bestanden en niets over apps bewaren.
    Dit kan komen door de NL language pack.
    Ik heb nog een laptop waar ook enterprise op draait deze zal ik van te voren terug zetten naar en-US. kijken of het dan wel in 1 keer goed gaat. voor de andere mensen welke een rollback krijgen. ik raad aan antivirus uit te schakelen.

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    1. Misschien beter om de installatie van een USB-stick te starten ipv te mounten in Windows?

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  40. if i follow due process, do i need any windows pro setup or ISO for installation ?

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  41. >>> I was facing the same error (Keep only files or nothing). I was able to get around it following the instructions above PLUS this: change ProductName and EditionID respectively to "Windows 8.1 Professional" and to "Professional" in this registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion <<<

    And I was still getting only 2 options: Keep only files or nothing.

    Then I ran Windows Update and it installed the Win10 upgrade app! Did not need the separate Win8.1 downgrade install it seems.

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    1. That's right for sure! Thanks for comment.

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    2. Right!!! No need to downgrade!!!

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  42. @Zdenek: How did you activate Windows 10 Pro after the upgrade?

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  43. Fantastic Post! Thank you so much for sharing this one really well defined all peaceful info,well really like it,Keep it up Love it- Enterprise Mobile App Development

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  44. I also needed to update both locations. To simplify this, here is a .reg file that performs the update for you: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=50493675396007948393

    Confirm it looks like the below in a text editor before running, just to be sure :)

    // Begin .reg content
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Professional"
    "ProductName"="Windows 8.1 Professional"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Professional"
    "ProductName"="Windows 8.1 Professional"
    // End .reg content

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  45. Here's another method to downgrade Windows 10.

    Link: http://windowstopc.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-to-downgrade-windows-10-to-previous-operating-system.html

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  46. I have a valid licensed version of Windows 7 'Enterprise.
    I changed my registry keys from Enterprise to Professional as described in the original OP.
    I then attempted to install Windows 10 from the Microsoft Upgrade site.
    I had to abort my quest when Windows 10 setup asked me for a license key.
    The system remains at Windows 7 Enterprise with modified registry keys.

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  47. Dear mr. Hoogendoorn,

    Thank you very much for this procedure you described at the start of this blog.
    Was wondering if in step 8 (install Windows 8.1 Pro) a valid license key is required ?


    Kind regards Jan

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    1. If Windows 8.1 is licensed before the upgrade, Windows 10 will be licensed after the upgrade as well.

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  48. if you run into error code 80244019 on windows 8.1 the solution is to run the troubleshooter from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues/en-us on both windows update and bits service.

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  49. Hi Henk,

    I don't have much knowledge on these, but I tried. I opened the registery, there were no HKLM, instead there was HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion. I am unable to locate ProductName & EditionID.

    If you can share the screenshot of the steps, i would really appreciate.

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  50. @Anonymous HKLM = HKEY_Local_Machine

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  51. Hi Henk,

    Thanks for all of the info (and the further posts from other users). I thought I would add my experience in case it helps someone else coming here.

    I wanted to update from 8.1 Enterprise to 10 Pro.

    I made the registry changes as you described but was unable to run either the Windows 10 install or the Windows 8.1 Pro install from within Windows.

    Every time, it asked for a key and no matter which key I tried to put in - a valid 8.1 pro key, an 8.1 Enterprise key, a 7 Pro key, it wouldn't accept any of them. Were you asked for a key at any point?

    Anyway, I had fairly much given up so I ran the latest updates for 8.1 and rebooted. A few minutes after, the 'Update to Windows 10' icon appeared in the systray. 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.

    I went to activate, which at first didn't work (presumably because it still had details of the 8.1 Enterprise key) but I changed the key to a valid 8.0 Pro key I had hanging around and it activated just fine.

    Job done, and all my machines are finally on Windows 10.

    Cheers.

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  52. Hi Henk,

    I have a funky little problem. I had a Technet subscription for several years and upgraded my computer which came with Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 and then 8.1 Enterprise for my work (I write and edit training materials on MS Windows and Office products, so always have the latest and greatest on at least one computer. I can't find the product key that I used from the technet installation. Can I possibly use the same steps to down grade to Home Premium because that sticker is on the bottom of my computer? Or do you have any other thoughts? It's all been legal and ethical upgrades. But I don't really need enterprise on this computer, but really would like to move to Windows 10. I much prefer it, but couldn't for a few months because of a contract requiring Windows 8.1.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      This is possible, you need to change:
      ProductName to "Windows 7 HomePremium"
      and EditionID to "HomePremium"
      Then you can go back to Home Premium again. Hope it helps! :-)

      /Henk

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  53. when I open the registry editor I cant find
    HKLM

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    1. HKLM is an abbreviation of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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    2. Hallo Henk, Ik heb hier ook nog W7 Enterprise op de laptop. De registerinstellingen heb ik gevonden.
      Kan ik na die wijzigingen mijn Iconen en Software programma's verder blijven gebruiken?

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    3. Hallo Henk,
      Ik heb hier een Laptop met W7 Enterpr.
      De info omtrent registerwijziging versta ik en heb ik gevonden maar nog niet veranderd. Blijven mijn Icoontjes en Programma's die er nu op staan werken na die aanpassing. Ik heb wel een recente Opstartdisk gemaakt.

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  54. CAN U MAKE I VIDEO ABOUT HOW TO DO THAT

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  55. Is this still working? I did the reg-hacks on a Windows 7 Enterprise system, but right at the beginning I get error 0x0000400 and the installation is aborted. I'm using installer Windows10Upgrade9194.exe.

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    1. Just try using other media I'm guess?

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    2. picked up another tip and tried the Media Creation Tool on the Windows 10 page. This seems to work. I got the key question and now the installation is running. Fingers crossed.

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  56. Beste Henk, ik probeer een W7 Enterprise systeem naar W7 ultimate te brengen, maar bij de upgrade krijg ik de foutboodschap dat de geïnstalleerde versie nieuwer is dan de versie die ik probeer te installeren. Is daar ook nog een tweak voor?

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    1. Om gebruik te maken van de gratis Windows 10 upgrade, kan alleen voor Home of Pro worden gekozen. Waarschijnlijk gaat het mis bij ProductName en EditionID of de media is niet gelijk aan de Windows 7 versie in gebruik?

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  57. i dont have the option
    HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    what should i do

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    1. HKLM is an abbreviation of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

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