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  1.    1 Week Ago #21
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
    Not AFAIK but if you remove the ei.cfg it should let you choose between Home and Pro. ? Wait or is it you'd need to put in a Pro ei.cfg ?? I need more sleep
    Yes, ei.cfg is the key to bypassing the auto-detect of a 'Home' key in the PC's firmware. See:
    Windows 10 never asks for a key during install
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  2.    1 Week Ago #22
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 6,741
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Yes, ei.cfg is the key to bypassing the auto-detect of a 'Home' key in the PC's firmware. See:
    Windows 10 never asks for a key during install
    Ei.cfg just needs two lines

    [CHANNEL]
    RETAIL

    to select any edition.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #23
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I dont see ei.cfg anywhere in the sources folder.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #24
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    I just tried:

    typing [PID]
    Value=(serial key)

    as well as creating ei.cfg and typing

    [CHANNEL]
    RETAIL

    Windows still asks me to installt windows 10 home..
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  5.    1 Week Ago #25
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 182
    8.1

    To get past the embedded key in my BIOS and install Pro I use:
    [Channel]
    _Default

    [VL]
    0
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  6.    1 Week Ago #26
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    what do you mean?
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  7.    1 Week Ago #27
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 182
    8.1

    Open Notepad and copy and paste what I posted. Save as File name: ei.cfg Type: all files and save somewhere, I just place on desktop. Copy and paste the ei.cfg into the source folder on your USB install media
    Last edited by Bat 1; 1 Week Ago at 11:17.
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  8.    6 Days Ago #28
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Just tried it, windows still insists on installing windows 10 home.. it skips the part where you can choose before i get a chance to click on anything. I have also tried changing the key, windows asks me if i want to upgrade the version, i click yes, windows hangs at 0% then says there was an error and i have to check my internet, which is working.. theres zero corporation from windows at this point
    Last edited by Cerawy; 6 Days Ago at 06:48.
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  9.    5 Days Ago #29
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    How do i downgrade my pro key to home? That would help me install windows. I don't need the pro features anyway.
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  10.    5 Days Ago #30
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,628
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerawy View Post
    How do i downgrade my pro key to home? That would help me install windows. I don't need the pro features anyway.
    You can't downgrade a product key.
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