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You can either use the suggestion I posted to downgrade, if you purchase Pro n then you can just enter the key, if it doesn’t work then a clean install is required.
 

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You can either use the suggestion I posted to downgrade, if you purchase Pro n then you can just enter the key, if it doesn’t work then a clean install is required.
You can either use the suggestion I posted to downgrade, if you purchase Pro n then you can just enter the key, if it doesn’t work then a clean install is required.
Ill do a clean install then as windows 10 pro n is very expensive, thank you for the help!
 

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If there’s a key in the BIOS then it’ll be picked up automatically, if Windows still isn’t activated after install then either there isn’t a key or the key isn’t for Pro n - perhaps Home n if available.
 

Hulanita

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If there’s a key in the BIOS then it’ll be picked up automatically, if Windows still isn’t activated after install then either there isn’t a key or the key isn’t for Pro n - perhaps Home n if available.
I found a key earlier of the 10 pro N but if i do a clean install of windows 10 home watermark (temporary as i will get a key for it) then will i need anything for that?
 

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I found a key earlier of the 10 pro N but if i do a clean install of windows 10 home watermark (temporary as i will get a key for it) then will i need anything for that?
If you bought Windows 10 home you should also get an activation key with it. Once you install W10 Home enter the key which came with it and you are all set.
 

Hulanita

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So i did a clean install of windows 10 home from windows 10 pro N and after it was done everything was fine, i went on settings and didnt see "activate windows" which was weird as i chose "i dont have a product key" when setting up. Is this normal?
 
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If you go to This PC and choose Properites, does it show as Activated already? MS is capable of activating Windows upon first connection to the internet.
 

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I've merged your new thread into the old one which discussed the same thing.
 

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So i did a clean install of windows 10 home from windows 10 pro N and after it was done everything was fine, i went on settings and didnt see "activate windows" which was weird as i chose "i dont have a product key" when setting up. Is this normal?
Yes that’s normal if there’s a Home product key in the BIOS or registered to your Microsoft account.
 
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didnt see "activate windows" which was weird as i chose "i dont have a product key" when setting up. Is this normal?
It appears after 1-2 days in some cases. I am not sure that will be the one for you.
 

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Try settings/update and security/select activation on left side panel and you should see if your OS is activated or not.
 
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