Consider a scenario that you’ve Windows 10 Home installed on your system. The machine is activated with proper license. Now you compared Windows 10 editions and also realize that Home edition can’t fulfil feature requirements for you. So you decided to upgrade to Pro edition by purchasing an upgrade license via Microsoft Store. You followed steps in this guide to upgrade to Pro edition:
However, after following all the steps in above linked guide, you finally found that your system is upgraded to Enterprise edition instead of Pro edition. Along with this, the Enterprise edition is not activated and shows activation error 0x803F7001. In simple words, the upgrade delivered you wrong edition and deactivated your machine also.
If you’re victim of this issue, then you do not need to worry as it is a common issue and has been already faced by many end users till now. It is not clear, as of this writing, why did this issue occurs. We’re also not sure if Microsoft aware of this issue or if they already knows this issue and working on a fix. Note that users upgraded from Home to Pro edition using generic key didn’t face this issue.
Here’s how you can face this issue with a simple workaround.
FIX: Upgrade From Windows 10 Home To Pro Results In Enterprise Edition
FIX 1 – Downgrade To Pro Edition From Enterprise Edition
As you’ve upgraded to Enterprise edition, you can simply downgrade to Pro edition. There exists a valid downgrade path from Enterprise edition to Pro edition. This means you can use Pro edition’s generic key and it will convert existing Enterprise edition into Pro. Follow our step-by-step guide for this:
After downgrade to Pro edition, your system should be automatically activated with upgrade license.
FIX 2 – Contact Microsoft Support
If FIX 1 doesn’t helps you, there is an another way to resolve this. You can contact Microsoft Chat Support and describe the exact issue to Microsoft agent. We believe, the support person will definitely help you to resolve this issue.
We’ll update this article for sure, when this issue is addressed/fixed by Microsoft.
Hope something helps!