Clean install gone wrong, Windows 10 Home

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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Clean install gone wrong, Windows 10 Home


    Hello and I have just noticed that along with other issues such as removing Microsoft Office (another thread), somehow I seem to have installed Window 10 Home, not the Pro version I had. The install did not ask for a product key.
    How do I get there from here, metaphorically? Thinking back on my Winver problem it did say Home..........
    V 22H2 (OS Build 19045.2604)
    Help.
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  2. Posts : 4,564
    several
       #2

    If you have a Windows 10 Pro product key

    Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Activation.

    Under Upgrade your edition of Windows, select Change product key.

    Enter the 25-character Windows 10 Pro product key.

    Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...5-d1a218cc2818
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  3. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes and I am currently looking for it. I sorrily do not recall the sequence of events that occurred when I purchased this HP computer new. I previously owned every version of Windows since 3. I had a bad feeling about a clean install!!!??!!??!!!!
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  4. Posts : 4,564
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       #4

    does it have a longer name and model number than just "hp envy" ?
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  5. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    SIW2 said:
    does it have a longer name and model number than just "hp envy" ?
    IIRC it did. Where might I locate it? As I recall I changed the name of the hardrive..........
    DESKTOP-ECNHBFP may be it, found on system ABOUT. It has a 20 digit Product ID that ends in OEM
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  6. Posts : 18,432
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    Oh lord.....

    If you had Windows 10 Pro activated on the computer before just change the product key using the Activation screen in Settings to the generic for Windows 10 Pro:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    This does not have to be complicated.

    Select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Activation.

    Under Upgrade your edition of Windows, select Change product key.

    Enter VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
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  7. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    NavyLCDR said:
    Oh lord.....

    If you had Windows 10 Pro activated on the computer before just change the product key using the Activation screen in Settings to the generic for Windows 10 Pro:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    This does not have to be complicated.
    Hello and thanx. I have found serial numbers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 Pro Insider Edition, but have yet to locate that info for straight Windows 10 Pro. I am embarrassingly wondering if I even changed the OS to my windows 10 pro serial number when I bought it......................? Went online to my Microsoft account previous and it only listed my current computer with a W10 Home version? I can not seem to login to Microsoft using the account I created when I did the Clean install.
    I am loath to do the above as I don't recall, and haven't located the paid for key....
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  8. Posts : 18,432
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    Windows 7 and up product keys still work for Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Glenn,

    glennc said:
    Where might I locate it?
    I know it is not what you are asking about but this will help some of those trying to help you in this thread.

    You can get your model number by running this command in a Command prompt window or a PowerShell one.
    Code:
    msinfo32
    Tell people your
    - System manufacturer, &
    - System model, &
    - System type
    entries [near the top, 6th, 7th & 8th lines down].

    E.G.
    Clean install gone wrong, Windows 10 Home-msinfo32-example.png


    All the best,
    Denis
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  10. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    NavyLCDR said:
    Windows 7 and up product keys still work for Windows 10.
    Howdy and that's good news about the other Product keys. I will try to get the original still, got to find it! Somewhere!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hello Denis,
    How easy was that !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Suprisingly it is the same as your except for being System Model: HP Envy TE01-1xxx
    Thanks for the your knowledge.
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