Windows 10 Pro Install Issues

I've attempted to install a purchased version of Windows 10 Pro via ISO and USB. First I attempted to boot from USB, but in typical Windows fashion, I received a compatibility error.... so i explored a few other options.

Next, i tried to install Windows 10 Pro through my own operating system. When i get to the summary prompt, it lists "Windows 10 Home"? I already have home installed, why would i receive a prompt to redownload and install the identical operating system?

NEXT, i tried to download and run the ISO image. I received the same summary prompt that lists Windows 10 Home instead of Windows 10 Pro.

WHY is it listing Windows 10 Home instead of Windows 10 Pro?

 

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Last updated July 31, 2018 Views 114 Applies to:
Hi ZacTarpley, generally when you run the ISO or from USB you will be given the option of installing either Home or Pro from a Drop Down Box . ..

The solution is a bit involved, but it does work - scroll down to the solution on this page

https://www.askvg.com/fix-cant-select-windows-1...
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Why not just use the Windows 10 Pro product key to upgrade the Windows 10 Home installation to Pro?

Review instructions how to perform an Easy Upgrade using the default key:

How to Perform an Easy Upgrade in Windows 10
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change the product key then enter the new product key then click Next to Activate

or

Step 1: How to download official Windows 10 ISO file then create a bootable copy on an empty USB thumb drive:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

Create a PID.txt file containing the following text:
[PID]
Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

The Xs get replaced with your Windows 10 Pro product key. If your Windows 10 Pro activation is with a digital license, then insert the generic product key: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

Save the PID.txt file to the \Sources folder on your Windows 10 installation media (USB flash drive).

Windows 10 decides which version (Home or Pro) to install in the following order:

1. Finding a product key in the PID.txt file
2. Finding a product key in UEFI/BIOS
3. The user manually enters a product key when asked for one
4. No product key is found or entered - then the user is asked for Home or Pro

Step 2: How to: Perform a clean install of Windows 10
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki...
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