Circumvent a digital license?

  1. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Circumvent a digital license?

    We bought a Dell Inspiron that shipped with Windows 10 Home installed and a digital license. I am trying to get Windows 10 Pro on it so I can join our domain. I've tried entering our legitimate Pro key, and I'm told it isn't valid. Anytime I try a clean install, it, as expected, skips the OS choice and goes right to Home. I have no option to pick.

    I'm also struggling to find a Windows 10 Pro (only Pro) .iso.

    So, any suggestions on how to get around this? I'd love to wipe the digital license clean, but I believe that's stored on the motherboard.
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  2. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro

    Did you disable Secure boot ?

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  3. Posts : 1,366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    I ended up finding a solution using an ei.cfg file.

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  4. Posts : 7,134
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I bought a cheap Pro update key and upgraded using Upgrade Product Key under Settings. I had no problems.
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