Unable to install PRO version on an OEM Asus laptop with home edition

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by liam2, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. liam2

    liam2 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, I am unable to upgrade from home to pro on a new Asus laptop that came with Windows 10 home edition. When I try to change the key with slmgr -ipk I get the 0xC004F069 error.

    When I try to do a clean install, it automatically installs the home version and always with the same key. I think an ASUS OEM key??

    Any ideas?, thanks in advance.
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    did you try to change key from this window?
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  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    You just need to delete the Home / Core wim and then repack the iso using this...
    Or add an ei.cfg to the iso --- search the forum...
    Then it'll automatically install the Pro version...
    Lastly, activate with this...
     
  5. liam2

    liam2 MDL Junior Member

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    Thankyou all for your help, ("settings" > "Update & Security" > "activation" and use "Change productkey" enter the generic Pro key) worked for me.

    Glennsamuel32, next time I do a clean install I'll try adding ei.cfg, thanks.

    By the way, I was experimenting with my Asus OEM home activation before upgrading to Pro and I was able to convert it to Digital entitlement running gatherosstate.exe in the W10 Home itself, changing the key to the W10 generic home key, copying the file GenuineTicket.xml to %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket\ and restarting.
     
  6. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    This changed your home to pro, but doesn't activate your system. You have to invoque a KMS solution (MKT or Kmspico), or by an activation key.
     
  7. liam2

    liam2 MDL Junior Member

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    OK, thanks, by I was asking just for the upgrade process. I didn't have any problem for the rest of the process.:cool: