Please Help with an HP laptop

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  1. Tech 425

    Tech 425 MDL Novice

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    Good Day My Digital Life,

    1st I would like to say Thank you very Much as y'all are the Best People on the Internet :)

    I got a HP 15-db0093nr for my Brother because he needed to give his to his Daughter for school

    I'm trying to put Windows 10 Pro on it and it keeps going back to Home version :(

    I have Windows 1903 with the OEM folder in it - I know it works as I'm on an older HP laptop with Pro from that disk.

    I have disabled the TPM and looked at the Bios, But can't figure out how to put Pro on

    Please help and/or tell me if I'm screwed and have to go with Home

    Thank you very Much
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Hello, you have to put ei.cfg in source folder in order to have the choice of what version you want to install. :)
     
  3. Enthousiast

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  4. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    After update to pro, you have to activate.
     
  5. Tech 425

    Tech 425 MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much - It's running Pro now and Activated

    Now I need to open this thing an add more memory
     
  6. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    If you open this thing, replace the HDD by a SSD.
     
  7. urie

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    When I opened mines up upgraded ram added ssd and removed cd/dvd moved hard drive to cd/dvd caddy.

    Only ever used cd/dvd once that was when I just got the HP laptop and used it to make system backup disks to do factory recovery if needed.
     
  8. rpo

    rpo MDL Expert

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    And now many laptops are no longer equipped with cd/dvd; these are now replaced by usb devices.
     
  9. urie

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    Exactly thats why I removed mines, but got the wife a small HP laptop last year it came with no cd/dvd had to buy here external usb cd/dvd she does still use one o_O she has lots of craft cd's maybey just transfer most to a decent sized usb thumbdrive would also be faster loading once done.
     
  10. Anthony3

    Anthony3 MDL Novice

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    Which version of windows installed in your laptop right now?
     
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  12. rpo

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    " It's running Pro now and Activated"
     
  13. Anthony3

    Anthony3 MDL Novice

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    That's great. Carry on!