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

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