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Offline mark4

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Windows 10 home and mach4
« on: October 31, 2019, 04:12:48 PM »
Hello
I am upgrading a mill and just received a intel nuc I use these all the time. But they either come programmed or I install windows 10 pro and only pro on them. So i get a unit with windows 10 home install and a digital license. I figure just install windows 10 pro all good right. I attempt to install windows 10 pro and attempt to insert oem and it doesnt take the oem. then proceeds to change the install to home.

looks like i am stuck with home as i do not know how to get around this. Has anybody used mach4 successfully with windows 10 home and do you have any pointers. I know home has mandatory update but if you disconnect the WiFi then you have control over when it updates.
thank you
Mark

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 04:21:28 PM »
I downloaded Windows 10 from microsoft and never registered it all....works fine. Funny thing is Windows does not seem to care or lose anything other than you get a watermark reminding you to activate it. So far been a few months and I never bought anything and it is working fine.
I also read that you can sign up to be an early adopter for testing unreleased versions and get it for free.
However, in your case, the key does need to match the version.....

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 05:25:32 PM »

Windows 10 Home will work fine. And you CAN download and install Windows 10, Pro or Home, install, and use forever WITHOUT a license key or activation. The ONLY thing you can't do is change the desktop background, which shows the Activation nag message!! This is NOT very common knowledge.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-long-can-you-use-windows-10-without-activation

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
You can change the background to whatever you want. It will just have a watermark over it in the bottom corner. Hardly noticeable.

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 07:04:46 PM »
My experience, and bullet point 4 in the link I provided, says EVERYTHING in Personalization is greyed out and cannot be changed. This may have changed since I did it, and I DID go buy licenses for the computers I was doing just to give money to Microsoft to keep them over a trillion in market cap!! Hell of a guy, eh?

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 07:08:58 PM »
All I know is I changed my background but it has a watermark on it in the bottom right corner. *shrugs* dunno

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Re: Windows 10 home and mach4
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 09:04:31 AM »
Thank you for the piece of mind.