Is it possible to activate Windows 10 Pro by using Windows 11 Pro license

Tech Support Motorsport 0 Reputation points

For technical requirments I need to use Windows 10 Pro in my office. Please provide me a variants how and where I can buy license of it. Or tell me is it possible to use license from Windows 11 to it?

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  1. Daisy Zhou 20,301 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello Tech Support Motorsport,

    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    No, it is not possible to activate Windows 10 Pro using a Windows 11 Pro license. Each version of Windows requires its own unique license key for activation. If you have a Windows 11 Pro license, it can only be used to activate Windows 11 Pro.

    You can purchase a Windows 10 Pro license directly from the Microsoft Store or from authorized retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, or Newegg. You can also purchase a license through a Microsoft Volume Licensing program if you need multiple licenses for your organization. Additionally, some computer manufacturers may offer Windows 10 Pro pre-installed on their devices.

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Daisy Zhou


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  2. Docs 15,391 Reputation points

    Windows 10 or Windows 11 are interchangable.

    Once you've activated Windows 11 on Microsoft servers you can clean install either Windows 10 or 11.

    Once you've activated Windows 10 on Microsoft servers you can clean install either Windows 10 or 11.



    For testing purposes:

    Make a free or pay backup image of your current Windows 11 installation using third party software:

    (Acronis, Aoemi, EaseUS, Macrium, Paragon, etc.)

    Clean install Windows 10 > activate > upgrade to Windows 11 > downgrade to Windows 10

    Restore the backup image after you've completed the testing.

    The above should be able to be performed with only a local account.

    For extra benefits you can create a Microsoft account.

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