Windows 10 pro n expiring

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I don't understand why you can't get it to work unfortunately. It was to verify if the operating system is running a valid license which could be a factor with the license expiring.
 

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Would i be able to downgrade to windows 10 home without paying 120 pounds? Thank you for the help by the way.
 

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Karen, is it necessary to run it with elevated credentials? Open the CMD prompt as admin?
 

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To answer your first question regarding downgrading to home. Yes, it can be done without clean installing and deleting everything. However [and this is a pretty big however] the above requires a reasonably high level of skill. From the questions you are asking, I am going to assume this task is above your current skill level.

Note you must also have a valid win10 home key. If you really, really want instructions AND you have a valid home key, post back.
 

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To answer your first question regarding downgrading to home. Yes, it can be done without clean installing and deleting everything. However [and this is a pretty big however] the above requires a reasonably high level of skill. From the questions you are asking, I am going to assume this task is above your current skill level.

Note you must also have a valid win10 home key. If you really, really want instructions AND you have a valid home key, post back.
I do not have a win 10 key, but would i be able to buy one for under 40 pounds?
 

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I think it would have to be windows 10 pro N, not sure though but thank you.
Is the Windows 10N for a mini laptop.
If you have a regular laptop you can just make a clean install with W10 Pro. If you don't want to erase whats in your HDD you can buy a new HDD and swap it but it is an optional choice for you to do.
 

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Is the Windows 10N for a mini laptop.
If you have a regular laptop you can just make a clean install with W10 Pro. If you don't want to erase whats in your HDD you can buy a new HDD and swap it but it is an optional choice for you to do.
Ive got a built pc so could do that, i could cut down and put my most important things in a pen drive. How hard js it to do that though?
 
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I might be wrong. But Windows license does not expire with time. So let us guess that it wants you to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 10. Like version 2004. Would you mind spending a couple of Gigabytes of data and go through the upgrade ? It is possible that everything will be alright after that.

As for your license key, Google might have a lot of options. So does Cnet, Softpedia etc. I haven't used one lately, so cannot give a link to bank on.
 

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I might be wrong. But Windows license does not expire with time. So let us guess that it wants you to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 10. Like version 2004. Would you mind spending a couple of Gigabytes of data and go through the upgrade ? It is possible that everything will be alright after that.

As for your license key, Google might have a lot of options. So does Cnet, Softpedia etc. I haven't used one lately, so cannot give a link to bank on.
I think ive got some trial version maybe but im not sure as the computer is second hand, and i have been seeing on my settings that when the may update is ready i will be notified, but do you know when jt will be ready? As my windows will expire on 8/8/2020, thank yiu
 

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I might be wrong. But Windows license does not expire with time. So let us guess that it wants you to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 10. Like version 2004. Would you mind spending a couple of Gigabytes of data and go through the upgrade ? It is possible that everything will be alright after that.
Ive managed to start the update from the website, it said my windows was compatible.
 
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Right click on start & choose powershell with admin & enter: slmgr.vbs /dlv it’ll tell you whether the license is OEM, Retail or Volume.
 

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