Computer will only image as Windows 10 home

Daniel Pendergast 1 Reputation point
2023-01-10T21:37:30.43+00:00

I purchased a computer for my business and it came pre-loaded with Windows 11 Home edition, but to join it to my domain I needed it to be back on Windows 10 pro. I have an image that I've used loads of time to load computers to Windows 10 pro, but when I attempt to load it onto this computer it just keeps imaging it to Windows 10 Home. I've completely formatted the hard disk but it still keeps doing it. Any advice on getting it to load Windows 10 pro?! I've also tried the reset PC options (quick and slow) found in the Windows setting, and manually deleted the product key before reimaging as well. It's an ASUS ROG laptop and I've looked through the BIOS to see if there's anything that could be pushing home on it but have been unable to locate anything.

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Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
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  1. Dave Patrick 329.3K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2023-01-10T21:49:06.497+00:00

    What happens if you slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx slmgr /ato


  2. Dave Patrick 329.3K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2023-01-11T23:55:47.6766667+00:00

    Actually, no it is to get more info on the activation error. Looks like the key is problematic for some reason unknown to us.

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  3. Limitless Technology 9,046 Reputation points
    2023-01-12T16:54:18.62+00:00

    Hello there,

    Have you tried using generic Windows 10 Pro key after clean install and see if it is changing to PRO?

    I suggest you to refer to the following article and check if it helps,

    Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-windows-10-pro

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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