Installed Microsoft 10 Pro instead of Home

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2023-03-17T13:09:14.9333333+00:00

after formatting my hard drive I wasn't paying attention and accidently hit windows 10 pro instead of home. I only have a licence for Home edition. I have tried to do a reinstall but it automatically installs windows 10 pro.

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  1. Jordan Millama 1,291 Reputation points
    2023-03-17T19:27:52+00:00

    Have you checked what version you have after the install? Go to the Start menu > Settings > About. The Windows edition is determined by the product key/license that you have. Nothing to worry about if you do have Pro, you already have the license and aren't paying anything extra, just means you get more features.User's image


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  2. 2023-03-17T20:49:24.49+00:00

    Clean install Windows 10 from Resetting the PC will not give the option to change the operating system.Use of a USB drive, which needs to  be created using the Media Creation Tool, Command Prompt, or third-party software  is the best way to finish a brand-new installation of Windows Home Edition. Moreover, you must make sure the machine can be started from a USB device, which may require changing the BIOS or UEFI settings. 

    If you use a pen drive to install Windows,

    It will open the setup like this

    Screenshot 2023-03-18 021047

    Eventually, It will display this page where you can select the operating system you need to install.Screenshot 2023-03-18 021013

    From Here you can select the required system and install.

    I hope this will be useful.

    Thank You!

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