Win10 Pro machine decided to install Home instead... Solved

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    #11

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Windows 7 computers do not have product keys stored in BIOS/UEFI that can be used to activate Windows. Only computers that came with Windows 8 or later have a real product key stored in BIOS/UEFI.
    Bree said: View Post
    Quite. A Clean install on a machine built for Windows 7 will ask you which edition to install. On a Windows 8 or later machine Setup will use the embedded key to decide which edition to install - and if that is a key for Home, that's what you'll get installed.

    Ah, I begin to see... Looks like I'll be adding a PID.TXT to my USB media. Thank you both for your persistence with a slow learner! We'll mark this one solved.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    #12

    Also see post 4 about adding a ei.cfg file to your media, that works also.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,158
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    mta3006 said: View Post
    Ah, I begin to see... Looks like I'll be adding a PID.TXT to my USB media.
    The alternative is to let it install Home. Because the Machine also has an existing Pro digital license you can then upgrade it to Pro by changing the key to the generic Pro key.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
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...
hi guys I need your help, I have win10 home on my pc, but I want to install win10 pro on my pc by using same win10 home key for Activation win10 pro. Is that same key can I use for Win10 Pro Activation, which I have for win10 Home, please let me...
Solved Fresh install on new laptop w/Win10-Home in Installation and Upgrade
Hello, Just got a new Lenovo laptop with Win-10 Home to replace my older Win-7Pro laptop. This laptop has a whole bunch of junk software that Lenovo has installed. I was wondering what the best way is: - backup the system so in case I...
decided to do clean install from dvd in Installation and Upgrade
Hello guys, my laptop got stucked in boot loop so i decided to do clean install from dvd. I wonder if i can leave D: partition and delete C: and those two of 350MB and 450MB size? Will i still get that unallocated space and be able to do install...
Please help me solve this problem which is driving me nuts. Yes, I have searched for solutions and have not yet found a reasonable one. I have Win 10 installed and activated on one computer - Asus z97 Deluxe/USB 3.1 mobo - but it ABSOLUTELY refuses...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:23.
Find Us