Windows 10: Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro Solved


  1. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home
       14 Dec 2015 #1

    Change edition, Windows 10 Home to Pro


    Hi,
    i have upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home. I 'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro edition from usb installation files and not store. After running setup.exe and choosing Upgrade i reach in a screen as this but it says home instead of pro and i cannot change it anyway. I also tried putting ei.cfg in sources folder with the following configuration but with no success :
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail
    As i use the laptop for development and it has many extras i would like to avoid the time consuming process of clean installation and just do the upgrade to pro and insert the pro key afterwards. Is this possible?
    Last edited by subwrc; 14 Dec 2015 at 09:53. Reason: changed title
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  2. Posts : 5,076
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Dec 2015 #2

    subwrc said: View Post
    As i use the laptop for development and it has many extras i would like to avoid the time consuming process of clean installation and just do the upgrade to pro and insert the pro key afterwards. Is this possible?
    The following is how I understand it.
    If you do have a Win 10 Pro key.................
    Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > left side, Activation > right side, Change product key > enter the generic Win 10 pro product key ............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    That will take you to Pro version but NOT activation.
    You can then use your Win 10 Pro key to activate.
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  3. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       14 Dec 2015 #3

    davidhk said: View Post
    The following is how I understand it.
    If you do have a Win 10 Pro key.................
    Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > left side, Activation > right side, Change product key > enter the generic Win 10 pro product key ............VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    That will take you to Pro version but NOT activation.
    You can then use your Win 10 Pro key to activate.
    Oh my god! It worked! Changed to Pro in two minutes installation! Really thank you!
    Last edited by subwrc; 14 Dec 2015 at 11:06. Reason: corrected installation
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  4. Posts : 5,076
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       14 Dec 2015 #4

    subwrc said: View Post
    Oh my god! It worked! Changed to Pro in two minutes instalaltion! Really thank you!
    Nice. You are welcome.
    Please mark this thread as Solved.
    Thank you.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Dec 2015 #5
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  6. Posts : 3
    windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
       14 Dec 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Thank you. I have seen it and knew about that process but i didn't knew about the generic key usage-function!
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  7. Posts : 29,378
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       14 Dec 2015 #7

    If you already have a Pro key, you could enter it using the method in the tutorial to upgrade to Pro and be automatically activated with that key.
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