Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home

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  1. Posts : 243
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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    Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home


    New HP All-In-one desktop with pre installed Windows 10 Home.
    21H1 Build 19043.928 I have not finished installing updates yet.
    Seems that I cannot get the install dvd for Windows to load. seems it grabs the pre installed key.
    any way around this? I want to get to windows 10 home pro which has my key in the Microsoft Account.
    shipinomore
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @shipinomore10,

    Have a look at these which may contain useful information . . .

    > How to Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro
    > List of Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    shipinomore10 said:
    New HP All-In-one desktop with pre installed Windows 10 Home.
    Seems that I cannot get the install dvd for Windows to load. seems it grabs the pre installed key. Please explain
    I want to get to windows 10 home pro which has my key in the Microsoft Account. There is home OR pro
    You have another computer with Win 10 Pro and you want to transfer the license to the new one that has Home?
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  4. Posts : 243
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Thread Starter
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    Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home


    Paul Black these keys can only be entered when the install media asked for them.
    Megahertz the machine is new and came with pre installed windows 10 home.
    I created a dvd using the MCT and created a ISO file burned and tested it on a blank laptop. all installed as it should.
    but when you do a clean install and it starts the dvd to install it does not stop and ask for the key it goes right into the install phase. when it is done activation shows that is actavated with a digital license.
    I hope this answers what I am up against.
    shipinomore
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
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    Try here where it says add an account.
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  6. Posts : 243
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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    Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home


    AddRAM in looking at your picture my edition is Windows 10 Home and it is activated with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account.
    there is no option to add an account.
    I am waiting to talk to HP Support. I had to send them proof of purchase and serial number before software support will talk to me and that is at least 4 days away.
    I have read articles about removing the license etc.
    I am worried what will happen when windows 11 is announced.
    I think I am going to miss out upgrading this machine
    thanks for tip I will see if I can find out more on adding an account
    shipinomore
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
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    You must be logged into your Microsoft Account now.

    Log into your Local Account.

    But then I have never used Home, but I would think it would give you the same option.

    I see no reason to be logged into your Microsoft Account unless you want to.

    "is activated with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account"

    Those exact words only show up when you are logged into a Microsoft Account


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  8. Posts : 243
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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    Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home


    AddRAM I don't have a local account set up
    I will try and do that later tonight.
    shipinomore
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  9. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H1
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    Settings>Accounts it should say sign in with a Local Account instead, then you`ll have to create, less us know how it goes
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  10. Posts : 243
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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    Bypassing pre installed windows 10 home


    AddRAM I got the local account set up.
    Not sure where you are going with this and how it gets past the pre install problem
    shipinomore
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