New HP Probook with Win 10 Pro Education

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    New HP Probook with Win 10 Pro Education

    I bought this product from Newegg last month: HP ProBook 430 G5. At the time it was advertised to have Win 10 Pro not Win 10 Pro Education version. It's past the 30 day return policy before I realized it had the Education version. Will having this version of Win 10 Pro cause me any issues such as future feature updates?
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    First, congratulations. ProBooks are quite good, I'm writing this post on 470 G5.

    You should be OK, subject to Windows being properly activated. I'm just a bit surprised, Pro Education should not be pre-installed on devices sold to consumers.

    Please allow me to ask if you are absolutely sure about the edition? If you go to Settings > Update & Security > Activation, what edition is shown there?

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    yes, avtivated and is the Education Version
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  4. Kari's Avatar
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    Once a Windows 10 PC has got the digital license for a specific edition, that edition will get automatically activated when re-installed. As far as I can understand this, you really have no issues there.

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    Kari - Thank you. I trust your understanding as I have read many of your responses on this forum over the last few years. I don't have a Phd in malt based liquids but I have earned my Masters.
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  6. Kari's Avatar
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    You are welcome.

    There's just this one thing that I am wondering: I have never before heard that a normal retailer sells computers with Pro Education license to private users.

    What edition does the COA sticker on back side of the laptop say?

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    Kari, Sorry I haven't replied sooner but I've been out town. Here is what is on the back and on the activation page:

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    I wonder what showkeyplus would reveal.

    This feels like a previous MAK activation, and it seems MAK activations now get a digital licence.

    I have never heard of Pro Education keys on sale to public.

    I reckon seller is being naughty but from OP's viewpoint everything is fine and nothing to worry about as digital licences remain in force in perpetuity on same device.

    Can't get a better licence really?
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    In Showkeyplus next to Product Name it says "Windows 10 Pro" Interesting that the word education is not there.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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    cereberus said: View Post
    I have never heard of Pro Education keys on sale to public.
    HP do seem to offer Education pre-installed as one of the options...

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    2 Note: Some devices for academic use will automatically be updated to Windows 10 Pro Education with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.!tab=specs
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