Windows 10: Full install media for Win10 Professional, when upgrading from Home


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 unfortunately
       23 Feb 2018 #1

    Full install media for Win10 Professional, when upgrading from Home


    Brand new ASUS laptop.
    Has Windows 10 Home installed (the ASUS flavor though, with ASUS eula, etc.)

    Want to do two things:
    1. Wipe the ASUS Win10 install completely, and install Microsoft's vanilla Win10
    2. But install Professional instead of Home. Will pay the "upgrade" cost. But get the install media for the full Professional version. So I can install Microsoft's Win10 Pro straight away. Not install Win10 Home and then updgrade to Professional on top of it.

    Is that possible?
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  2.    23 Feb 2018 #2

    Create a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive:
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Once you have the flash drive created, open notepad or word pad and enter the following lines:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail

    Save the file as ei.cfg in the \sources folder of the USB flash drive you created. Make sure it is not ei.cfg.txt or ei.cfg.doc. It needs to be just plain ei.cfg.

    Your Windows 10 USB flash drive should now install Windows 10 Professional when you do a clean install with it.

    However, if you do end up with Windows 10 Home - you can easily upgrade it to Pro by purchasing the Pro upgrade. All the upgrade to Pro does is add new features and you will end up with the exact same installation as if you had installed Pro to begin with.
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 unfortunately
    Thread Starter
       23 Feb 2018 #3

    Thanks for the tips. Will give that a try.

    Good to know the upgrade path gives the same install as having Pro to begin with.

    Thanks a bunch!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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