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04-04-2017 03:28 PM
Laptop came with Windows 10 Home pre-installed. I upgraded this to Pro using the Microsoft Store.
When doing a clean install it installs Home without prompting, instead of Pro. Is there a way to force it to install Windows 10 Pro on a clean install?
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04-04-2017 04:38 PM - edited 04-04-2017 04:39 PM
I was reading about that problem, and from all I have read about the subject, the answer is no.
You install W10 Home, and then use the change product key option, and then enter the W10 Pro key and in a few minutes Windows 10 Home converts to W10 Pro.
It's a clean install anyway.
04-04-2017 06:49 PM - edited 04-04-2017 07:24 PM
I considered that BUT it is a digital key: I don't have a product key to type in. So doesn't help me much.
When I get back to work next week I have an ISO that only contains Pro downloaded from SA site. Should? force Pro install. Doesn't help me much THIS week re-installing home laptop while on vacation.
Wait...what? You're supposed to take a break while on vacation? Now you tell me...
04-04-2017 06:57 PM
I just came across this...
Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro using the following default product key:
Review instructions how to perform an Easy Upgrade using the default key:
After upgrading, proceed to enter the Windows 10 Pro product key.
Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change the product key
Enter the product key, close then restart your computer, it should reactivate automatically.