Windows 10: Windows 10 key install on Lenovo?

  1.    20 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 key install on Lenovo?


    Does anyone know how i can install my copy of Windows 10 Pro to a lenovo laptop? When i tired to install it i never got asked for a key so it always installs as windows 10 home since the laptop came with windows 8 home and i upgraded it to 10.

    I think lenovo keeps the key in the bios.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       20 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello David,

    Since you already have Windows 10 Home installed, you could use the method in the tutorial below to directly upgrade to Windows 10 Pro with your Pro product key.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
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  3.    21 Apr 2016 #3

    I have the same issue with my laptop. I added a PID.txt file to my sources folder of my install media. Put your Pro key in it and it will install Pro instead of home. You won't be asked to enter a key either.
    Replace the X's with your key, then save the file as PID.txt, then put it in the sources folder of your install media. Only use it on that one PC though if your key is a Retail key. This won't help you right now, but the next time you do a clean install it will save you having to upgrade from Home to Pro.

    [PID]
    Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
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  4.    22 Apr 2016 #4

    Thanks i will give that a try.
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