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German police are chasing buyers of cheap Windows 10 licenses

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Weren't YOU lucky?

Happened to me last Saturday...using an OEM HP AIO with legit Win 10 Home....tried the Win 11 for about 30 minutes...HATED IT...used M/S tool to revert to Win 10 Pro from Win11...seemed the time for the restore was quicker than the "upgrade to 11" but once system rebooted...BSODs every time I tried to restart the PC. I tried everything to fix the issue [really glad I decided to back up all my Personal Data to an external drive before I commenced the upgrade] BUT if I hadn't backed my data to external drive...would've lost everything as due to the fact I could not "repair" the Win 10 after the restore...I HAD to do a fresh install...wouldn't even let me do an install "over the top" so I would have the "windows.old folder" to access once working...I had to delete every partition on the drive for Windows to allow a new Win 10 installation...and then of course - hours to onfigure it with the additional software I wanted...
 
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Weren't YOU lucky?

Happened to me last Saturday...using an OEM HP AIO with legit Win 10 Home....tried the Win 11 for about 30 minutes...HATED IT...used M/S tool to revert to Win 10 Pro from Win11...seemed the time for the restore was quicker than the "upgrade to 11" but once system rebooted...BSODs every time I tried to restart the PC. I tried everything to fix the issue [really glad I decided to back up all my Personal Data to an external drive before I commenced the upgrade] BUT if I hadn't backed my data to external drive...would've lost everything as due to the fact I could not "repair" the Win 10 after the restore...I HAD to do a fresh install...wouldn't even let me do an install "over the top" so I would have the "windows.old folder" to access once working...I had to delete every partition on the drive for Windows to allow a new Win 10 installation...and then of course - hours to onfigure it with the additional software I wanted...
Home and Pro are very different in terms of allowance, especially OEM. Windows 11 basically locks your HD into it's ecosystem and makes you wipe that drive before going to 10 outside of the Windows environment. You tried to revert to a Pro licence from a Home backup. You are indeed lucky that you saved your data on an external drive.
 
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Home and Pro are very different in terms of allowance, especially OEM. Windows 11 basically locks your HD into it's ecosystem and makes you wipe that drive before going to 10 outside of the Windows environment. You tried to revert to a Pro licence from a Home backup. You are indeed lucky that you saved your data on an external drive.
Damn that sounds terrible. Personally I am waiting for an enterprise 11 release before I upgrade from 10.
 
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Damn that sounds terrible. Personally I am waiting for an enterprise 11 release before I upgrade from 10.
11 enterprise already exists. I use it for my workstation. LTSC/LTSB does not however.
 
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11 enterprise already exists. I use it for my workstation. LTSC/LTSB does not however.
Yeah that's the one I am hoping for.
 
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