Switching between Windows 10 Education and Enterprise will soon get easier

In Windows 10 version 1607 - also known as the Anniversary Update - Microsoft introduced the capability to switch from Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise without rebooting the device.

With the upcoming release of version 1709, dubbed the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is going one step further and adding another edition of its operating system to the mix.

Starting with the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft will also allow Windows 10 Enterprise users to easily switch to Education and vice versa, without rebooting their device. This will simply be done using Windows PowerShell in Administrator mode as shown in the video below:

Microsoft has noted that the keys shown in the video above, and publicly documented here, do not activate the OS, but rather locate a KMS server for authentication.

It is important to note that Windows 10 Enterprise and Education offer the same set of features. However, the latter is distributed to educational organizations at a much lower price via Academic Volume Licensing.

Microsoft has stated that it is looking into the ability to support automatically switching from Windows 10 Pro to Enterprise through its Subscription Activation technology. That said, it has also clarified that customers can't update directly from Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB to Education, rather they have to upgrade to Enterprise version 1709 first, and then switch to Education via the method shown in the video above.

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