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Microsoft Bug Is Deactivating Windows 10 Pro Licenses and Downgrading to Home (bleepingcomputer.com)
38 points by cVwEq 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments





With the ongoing catalogue of update disasters, am I the only one questioning whether Windows can be considered an operating system suitable for production use? Could you run your business on this with all the implied risk? Most small and medium businesses will not be running Enterprise, they will be using the licence provided with the systems when they were bought, which will be Pro or even Home.

Yeah, this happened to me this morning but I had to leave for work before diagnosing it further. I've had a Pro license for years so it's pretty disturbing to have this happen.

I'm actually glad it's a widespread issue; I was not looking forward to messing with my Windows or contacting support over it.


It seems odd that Windows 10 even has Home and Pro SKUs. I can’t imagine the headaches that must cause programmers at Microsoft, as well as the confusion it sows among potential buyers. Microsoft should consider something like raising the price of the Home SKU by 20% while including all the Pro features.

Probably one flag that signals the compilation to remove all of the Pro features for Home build.

But yea the artificial division of different Windows licenses always seemed ridiculous. Even more now in the day of "Your OS is free or should be".


typical I was reading this and my Windows deactivated 5 minutes later...

Are they trying to crack down on 5$ Pro licenses from eBay?



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