Windows 10 Home to Pro

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  1. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows 10 Home. I was trying to upgrade to 10 Pro. I downgraded to 7 Pro using the Multi-OEM project disk. It was activated with the Dell certificate. I then used the media creation tool to upgrade to Windows 10 pro but it installed 10 Home. Is there anyway to do this properly?
     
  2. xuxindong991217

    xuxindong991217 MDL Novice

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    You can use windows 10 pro key to upgrade windows 10 pro
     
  3. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    Is that key something I can find here?
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep. Would assume you didn't save the genuineticket. So either create one again on a Win 7 Pro or use KMS activation.

    When you upgrade with default ISO it will mostly use the MSDM key to upgrade to Home in your case. You'd need a ISO with an ei.cfg added to avoid that and upgrade to Pro directly.
     
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  6. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    I think I know what you mean. I need to Reinstall W7 pro, use the gatherosstate to get the genuine ticket, do a clean install of W10 pro with pro ei.cfg and manually put the genuine ticket in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket\. I think this is what you mean.
     
  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    That would be the way.

    Default ei.cfg (would go into \sources\ folder of the ISO):
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    The genuineticket can also be directly applied. Place the XML in root of drive c:\ and in admin CMD:
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    clipup -v -o -altto c:\
     
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  8. boscru6469

    boscru6469 MDL Member

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    Worked perfectly. Thanks for the help.