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Remove windows 10 key from Bios

I have a Laptop Windows 10 Home version and I want to install my new  windows 10 PRO Version licence, is possible remote that key form Bios?

when I install the windows 10 pro remove the futures and activate the home version

any Ideas?
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McKnife

8/22/2022 - Mon
John

The key is in the Microsoft Licensing Server, not the BIOS. Go to Windows 10 Settings, System, About, and click on the Upgrade Link. Upgrade from there.
Jason Carson

What do you mean remove the futures?
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after install windows 10 pro the bios activate windows home and remote futures like include in the domain  etc
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Jason Carson

ok, I think the problem is you are trying to install Windows 10 Pro but when you do it activates as Windows 10 Home? Is that correct?

When you say futures, do you mean features?
John

The machine looks like it should be capable.

Either (a) contact HP Support, or (b) back up completely and do a fresh install of Windows 10.
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Jason: that's correct that my problem and yes sorry!! I mean features
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John

My post above is in the wrong thread, Sorry. Please delete it.
Lee W, MVP

Simply change the key in Windows - you have a VALID key for Windows 10 Pro, right?  Go to the system control panel and under Windows Activation, click Change Product key.  There, you have the 10 Pro features.
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John

You just need to purchase the upgrade and change the key. It is really quite easy. As noted by Lee and in my first answer here.
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Jason Carson

Without an ei.cfg it will just install as home which is his problem to begin with.

With the ei.cfg on the usb key he can select Pro.

He can enter the product key after his first windows login.
McKnife

oops! LOL
Yes, I mixed that up. Instead: the way should be to enforce using a product key
create PID.txt in the sources directory, edit it to be:
[PID]
Value=XXXX----yourkey----

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