Q&A does resetting my pc will make windows 10 pro (it used to be home, later I bought a pro license) back into home?

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Only if you change the digital entitlement licensed linked to your Microsoft account, otherwise no.
  1. Download the Media Creator Tool and create a bootable USB drive with the latest version of Windows.
    • Or if you have fast Internet, Cloud Download during Reset process.
  2. After installation, login to your Microsoft Account with the Pro license.
  3. Set up Windows following the first-run wizard.
  4. Create a system image backup (3p or Windows) and a recovery drive (in Control Panel).

If you are using a Branded Laptop, avoid the factory reset partition as will install an older build of Windows and cause issues with updating. In fact, I recommend formatting that partition to free up extra space.

Please make sure all...

CyberDevil

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Hi, guys. I find that my pc is running very slow and glitchy these days, so I want to reset it. SO I want to ask will I lose my windows 10 pro?
Are you using a Microsoft account? If so, the license is already attached to it and to your computer.

However, if you do a full reinstall from USB, sometimes Windows first sees the built-in OEM license and you suddenly get the home version after installation. To avoid this, create a file in the "sources" folder with name ei.cfg with the following lines:
[EditionID]
Professional
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0
This will automatically install the standard professional version that is sold in stores. :)
 

peterfat111

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Are you using a Microsoft account? If so, the license is already attached to it and to your computer.

However, if you do a full reinstall from USB, sometimes Windows first sees the built-in OEM license and you suddenly get the home version after installation. To avoid this, create a file in the "sources" folder with name ei.cfg with the following lines:

This will automatically install the standard professional version that is sold in stores. :)
yea it say the license key attached with my ms account
no just reset(factory reset)
 

peterfat111

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Hello. Before restoring the PC, I suggest the following:

1. Check the disk structure for errors.
2. Cleaning of temporary.
3. Review for malware.
4. Download and run:
Windows Repair Portable

Hopefully you avoid the process of installing apps, folders, etc.
I basically did everything(setting reset sfc, dism, full virus scan, and checkdisk, ) but it is still slow like a snail.
 

show-Zi

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the system is buggy and slow, I checked my hardware should be find, never over heating or hit something.
The cause of the deceleration I experienced in the past was poor contact of the c drive connector. It just slows down without causing any errors. I think that the same symptom will occur if the cable is broken.
 

peterfat111

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What's your PC specs?
Overall
General
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Central Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz
User Name
Graphics
Video Adapter Intel(R) UHD Graphics
Video Memory 1.0 GB
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage
Total Memory 7.8 GB
Free Memory 2.8 GB
Total Hard disk 1049.7 GB
Free Hard disk 840.7 GB
I/O
Mouse Synaptics PrecisionTouchpad Filter Driver
Keyboard HID Keyboard Device

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Operating System
Computer System
Computer Name
User Name
Organization N/A
Operating System
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version 10.0.19043
Product ID
System Up Time 2021-06-10 8:09:00 AM
Internet Explorer Version 11.789.19041.0
Microsoft DirectX Version DirectX 12
OpenGL Version 10.0.19041.928 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
Registry
Maximum Size 4095 MB
Current Size 194 MB
Status OK

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Processor & Motherboard
Central Processor
CPU Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz
Number of logical processors 8
Code Name N/A
Manufacturer GenuineIntel
Current Clock Speed 991 Mhz
Max Clock Speed 1190 Mhz
Voltage 0.6V
External Clock 100 Mhz
Serial Number BFEBFBFF000706E5
CPU ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 126 Stepping 5
Socket Designation U3E1
L1 Cache 192 KB
L1 Cache 128 KB
L2 Cache 2048 KB
L3 Cache 6144 KB
Motherboard
Model 875C
Manufacturer HP
Serial Number PJUAEK21WDTE0J
BIOS Name F.21
BIOS Vendor Insyde
SMBIOS Version F.21
BIOS Date 2021-01-08
BIOS Features
PCI is supported Yes
BIOS is Upgradable (Flash) Yes
BIOS shadowing is allowed Yes
Boot from CD is supported Yes
Selectable Boot is supported Yes
EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) Specification is supported Yes
Int 13h - Japanese Floppy for NEC 9800 1.2mb (3.5, 1k Bytes/Sector, 360 RPM) is supported Yes
Int 13h - Japanese Floppy for Toshiba 1.2mb (3.5, 360 RPM) is supported Yes
Int 13h - 5.25 / 360 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 13h - 5.25 /1.2MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 720 KB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 13h - 3.5 / 2.88 MB Floppy Services are supported Yes
Int 9h, 8042 Keyboard services are supported Yes
Int 10h, CGA/Mono Video Services are supported Yes
ACPI supported Yes
USB Legacy is supported Yes

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Memory Device
Memory Resource
Total Memory 7.8 GB
Used Memory 4.9 GB
Free Memory 2.8 GB
Memory Usage 63%
Physical Memory
Memory Bank BANK 0
Description Physical Memory 0
Device Locator Bottom - Slot 1 (left)
Capacity 4.0 GB
Speed 3200 Mhz
Manufacturer Micron
Data Width 64 bit
Memory Type Unknown
Form Factor SODIMM
Physical Memory
Memory Bank BANK 2
Description Physical Memory 1
Device Locator Bottom - Slot 2 (right)
Capacity 4.0 GB
Speed 3200 Mhz
Manufacturer Micron
Data Width 64 bit
Memory Type Unknown
Form Factor SODIMM

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Drives
Disk Drives
Name WDC WD10SPSX-60A6WT0
Media Type Fixed hard disk media
Capability 931.5 GB
Interface Type SCSI
Partitions 1
Total Cylinders 121601
Total Heads 255
Total Sectors 1953520065
Total Tracks 31008255
Tracks Per Cylinder 255
Bytes Per Sector 512
Sectors Per Track 63
S.M.A.R.T Support Yes
Disk Drives
Name SanDisk SD9SN8W-128G-1006
Media Type Fixed hard disk media
Capability 119.2 GB
Interface Type SCSI
Partitions 3
Total Cylinders 15566
Total Heads 255
Total Sectors 250067790
Total Tracks 3969330
Tracks Per Cylinder 255
Bytes Per Sector 512
Sectors Per Track 63
S.M.A.R.T Support Yes
Disk Drives
Name TOSHIBA TransMemory USB Device
Media Type Removable Media
Capability 14.4 GB
Interface Type USB
Partitions 1
Total Cylinders 1883
Total Heads 255
Total Sectors 30250395
Total Tracks 480165
Tracks Per Cylinder 255
Bytes Per Sector 512
Sectors Per Track 63
S.M.A.R.T Support Yes

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Display
Video Adapter
Name Intel(R) UHD Graphics
Video Processor Intel(R) UHD Graphics Family
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Video Architecture VGA
DAC Type Internal
Memory Size 1.0 GB
Memory Type Unknown
Video Mode 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
Current Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Driver Version 27.20.100.9316
Driver Date 2021-02-18
Video Adapter
Name NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Video Processor NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Video Architecture VGA
DAC Type Integrated RAMDAC
Memory Size 2.0 GB
Memory Type Unknown
Video Mode NULL
Current Refresh Rate NULL Hz
Driver Version 27.21.14.6663
Driver Date 2021-05-27
Monitor
Name Generic PnP Monitor
Screen Height 1080
Screen Width 1920
Status OK

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Network
Wi-Fi
Product Name Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX201 160MHz
Service Name Netwtw10
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
MAC Address F8:AC:65:08:2A:2D
VPNUWireguard
Product Name Wintun Userspace Tunnel
Service Name wintun
Manufacturer WireGuard LLC
MAC Address NULL

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Other Devices
Sound Device
Name IntelĀ® Smart Sound Technology (IntelĀ® SST)
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
Sound Device
Name IntelĀ® Smart Sound Technology (IntelĀ® SST)
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
Sound Device
Name IntelĀ® Smart Sound Technology (IntelĀ® SST)
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
Sound Device
Name IntelĀ® Smart Sound Technology (IntelĀ® SST)
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
Sound Device
Name IntelĀ® Smart Sound Technology (IntelĀ® SST)
Manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
Status OK
Mouse
Name Synaptics PrecisionTouchpad Filter Driver
Manufacturer Synaptics
Buttons 0
Status OK
Mouse
Name HID-compliant mouse
Manufacturer Microsoft
Buttons 0
Status OK
Keyboard
Name HID Keyboard Device
Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
Function Keys 12
Status OK
Keyboard
Name HID Keyboard Device
Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
Function Keys 12
Status OK
Keyboard
Name HID Keyboard Device
Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
Function Keys 12
Status OK
Keyboard
Name HID Keyboard Device
Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
Function Keys 12
Status OK
Keyboard
Name Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Description Enhanced (101- or 102-key)
Function Keys 12
Status OK
USB Controller
Product Name Intel(R) USB 3.10 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)
Manufacturer Generic USB xHCI Host Controller
Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
Status OK
USB Controller
Product Name Intel(R) USB 3.10 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft)
Manufacturer Generic USB xHCI Host Controller
Protocol Supported Universal Serial Bus
Status OK
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I think that if in settings ==> system ==> info ==> change productcode or upgrade windows it says: Windows 10 Pro and Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft Account a reset is safe and will keep your Windows 10 Pro license.

If not just keep your license code nearby so you can change it.

For me it worked with a clean install and a reset.

Next don't use any tweaking software on your clean install, just disable things through settings.
Don't overdo it on security software and enjoy your freshly reset version of Windows.

Posting your security config would be a good idea:
 

Spawn

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Only if you change the digital entitlement licensed linked to your Microsoft account, otherwise no.
  1. Download the Media Creator Tool and create a bootable USB drive with the latest version of Windows.
    • Or if you have fast Internet, Cloud Download during Reset process.
  2. After installation, login to your Microsoft Account with the Pro license.
  3. Set up Windows following the first-run wizard.
  4. Create a system image backup (3p or Windows) and a recovery drive (in Control Panel).

If you are using a Branded Laptop, avoid the factory reset partition as will install an older build of Windows and cause issues with updating. In fact, I recommend formatting that partition to free up extra space.

Please make sure all unsaved data is backed up.
 
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