installing windows 10 pro on an HP PC that came with 10 home

I bought an HP PC from Bestbuy that came with Windows 10 home and also bought Windows 10 pro that came in a box. The box contains a usb flash drive and a key card with a code.

Running the setup on the usb will not install the Pro version and only gives the option of the Home version.

Searching the web provide suggestions concerning the setup ISO file. I think it is called "install.wim" but there is no such file on the drives.



Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Activation > Change the product key then enter the new product key (Windows 10 Pro) then click Next to Activate

Your computer will restart and automatically be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.

Learn more: How to Perform an Easy Upgrade in Windows 10

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Last updated March 7, 2021 Views 612 Applies to: