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Pavilion 17-g188ca
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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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Hi:

 

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.

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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...

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I just came across this...

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/installing-windows-10-p...

 

Workaround:  

 

Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro using the following default product key:

 

VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T 

 

Review instructions how to perform an Easy Upgrade using the default key:

 

How to Perform an Easy Upgrade in Windows 10 

 

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.

 

 

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It's a workaround but it does the trick.

 

Not as clean as an install straight to Pro but guess I'll have to live with it. Thanks heap much.

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You're very welcome.

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