Windows 10 Pro - retro installing


#1

I have Windows 10 Pro. If I order with the basic Windows Home, what will be the implications of upgrading using my Pro product key. I have read somewhere there are implications for graphics.


#2

There screen has been calibrated. The V uses intel graphics so that isn’t a problem but the V color calibration is stored in system files and you can do a backup and then restore it in the future. I would give you the link but that Would stop you from reading all the great info there is on the forum.


#3

I did read the post about the calibration but was surprised that a newbie would need to follow that route.

Is it essential? Would I realise something was wrong if I had not read and followed that post?


#4

We discriminate equally. Doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie!

If colour fidelity is not a super top concern, not really essential. The Vs screen is already pretty good, the calibration just makes it better.


#5

If that Pro key has ever been used (or came with a computer) it’s probably going to be hardware locked, meaning that Microsoft will not let you activate on any other machine.


#6

It will only be used on the V, the previous machine being reinstalled with it’s original Home version. So, one machine, one key, that works?


#7

You will need to call Microsoft support and tell them that old hardware has had that licence removed.