accidently installed win 11 pro instead of win 11 home

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i recently updated my windows version via the insider program and i accidently installed windows 11 pro instead of win 11 home so now i cant activate it

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generally speaking you can can only uplift the versions get from home to pro or pro to enterprise - you could try changing the product key to the generic windows 11 product key

Windows 11 Home YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7 provides information on changing the keys.

If this does not work then you may have to clean install windows 11 home


wheres the best place to download the iso. everywhere ive tried so far automatically detects  my settings an starts trying to reinstall 11 pro

You will have to perform a clean installation on this.


Download Windows 11 ( using the Media creation tool - also as little_Joe advised also ensure you do a clean install. 


It might pay to also do a clean disk before reinstalling the OS as well - to do this boot off the USB Media / ISO image at the language selection screen press shift + F10 which will open the command prompt

run diskpart and select the disk followed by clean - which will remove all the partitions and disk structure ensuring a clean starting point - close the command prompt and continue with the install ensuring you select the correct version :)

cool thanks fellas appreciate the help