Upgrade issue

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by andy.tay70, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. andy.tay70

    andy.tay70 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi all

    I have a laptop with windows 10 home preinstalled and yesterday i tried to do a clean install using windows 10 pro but after installation completed it installed windows 10 home and not pro?
    I know that the key is embedded but is there a way i could install pro without having to install home first?
     
  2. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    #2 mxman2k, Dec 29, 2016
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    Simple method to bypass MSDM (BIOS key).

    Code:
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    Copy/Paste the above text into notepad and save as ei.cfg, if the saved file is ei.cfg.txt rename to just ei.cfg , copy the new ei.cfg file into Sources folder within the ISO and save.

    You can use PowerISO/UltraISO (paid for types), or any free ISO editor that will allow you to edit/save the ISO.

    This will then bypass the internal MSDM bios key check, you should then be given a choice of Pro/Home etc.

    Note: Installing Pro will not be activated unless you have a Pro key or HWID {digital license} for Pro, or use an alternative activation method such as KMS.

    Or If you are using a USB memory stick to install, just copy the new ei.cfg file into the Sources folder on the USB stick.
     
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  3. andy.tay70

    andy.tay70 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks
    I'll give it a go.
     
  4. lobo11

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    #4 lobo11, Dec 29, 2016
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  5. andy.tay70

    andy.tay70 MDL Junior Member

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    Thank you lobo11