Windows 10: I bought a Windows Ten Pro key and it doesn't work...

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  1.    01 Feb 2017 #11

    Change product key to the Windows 10 generic Pro product key:
    VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

    Once the upgrade to Pro finishes, change product key again to your purchased Windows 10 Pro product key. You can't do an upgrade with an OEM product key.

    Edwin said: View Post
    You said your machine booted into W10 Home, you're entering a Pro key, why don't you install W10 Pro?
    The product key in the computer's UEFI is blocking the installation of Windows 10 Pro. The solution is to put the Windows 10 Pro product key in a PID.txt file, save it to the \sources folder of the Windows 10 installation USB flash drive and that will override the Windows 10 Home product key stored in UEFI.
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  2.    01 Feb 2017 #12

    Edwin said: View Post
    You said your machine booted into W10 Home, you're entering a Pro key, why don't you install W10 Pro?
    How do I install pro? I created a boot disk using MS's media creation tool. I booted the laptop from that and was never asked what to install. How do I install pro?
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  3.    01 Feb 2017 #13

    CVRIV said: View Post
    How do I install pro? I created a boot disk using MS's media creation tool. I booted the laptop from that and was never asked what to install. How do I install pro?
    See my post #11 above on how to upgrade your 10 Home to Pro.

    And, ironically, my post #11 here for detailed instructions how to install 10 Pro:
    Method of buying Home to Pro Upgrade that gets a Re-usable Key?
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  4.    01 Feb 2017 #14

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    See my post #11 above

    And, ironically, my post #11 here:
    Method of buying Home to Pro Upgrade that gets a Re-usable Key?
    Ok ill try that.
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  5.    01 Feb 2017 #15

    The generic key worked and I'm "Preparing for upgrade". If my key is fine.... do I have to do this every time I reinstall windows? Could I somehow remove the "injected" OEM key? Would that prevent this from happening?
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  6.    01 Feb 2017 #16

    CVRIV said: View Post
    The generic key worked and I'm "Preparing for upgrade". If my key is fine.... do I have to do this every time I reinstall windows? Could I somehow remove the "injected" OEM key? Would that prevent this from happening?
    The key you purchased is bogus..only factory machines come with OEM: DM keys.

    That was stolen from an OEM PC. If you are lucky you will get a digital licence ad not need that Pro key but use the generic.
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  7.    01 Feb 2017 #17

    Ok. what you told me to do with the generic key didnt work, but the PID.txt thing did. I want to delete the windows 10 product key from computers bios so I dont have to worry about this again. I want it to just ask me what to install.
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  8.    01 Feb 2017 #18

    I bought the key through bonanza from a seller, quick_deal. I basically googled windows 10 pro and found the deal through google shopping.
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  9.    01 Feb 2017 #19

    CVRIV said: View Post
    I want to delete the windows 10 product key from computers bios so I dont have to worry about this again.
    Then you will have to either solder a new BIOS chip onto the existing motherboard, or replace the motherboard with a retail off the shelf one.

    CVRIV said: View Post
    I bought the key through bonanza from a seller, quick_deal. I basically googled windows 10 pro and found the deal through google shopping.
    You got what you paid for - a product key that violates MS licensing terms for you to use on your computer. When you pay $15 for a "license" for Windows that retails for $200 - you have to ask why?
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  10.    01 Feb 2017 #20

    CVRIV said: View Post
    I bought the key through bonanza from a seller, quick_deal. I basically googled windows 10 pro and found the deal through google shopping.
    Did it actually activate?
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