Windows OS Digital License Question

Williams, Gavin 1 Reputation point
2021-08-20T14:36:06.427+00:00

Hi,

I'm looking for some information regarding the Digital License tied to the UEFI on a Dell Computer. My company accidentally purchased a few Dell PC's with Windows 10 Home on them (20 to be exact) and we need to upgrade them to Windows 10 Pro, create a master image and then sysprep the drive to remove all licenses bound to the drive. My concern is if I do this and then boot those drives up on another computer would there be a conflict with the digital license that would be Windows 10 Home? We would install a Product Key to activate the Windows 10 Pro license but I am just concerned that the Digital License will always recognize that said computer as Windows 10 Home and not the upgraded OS.

I just want to know if this would work or if we would have to manually upgrade each image from Windows Home and manually configure each hard drive which may take around 3-4 hours each.

Can someone please help me out and give me some suggestions/information regarding this?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-21T02:00:40.05+00:00

    As long as the OS is properly activated with your new Pro license there's no reason for the OS to care anything about the digital license.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-24T13:17:03.933+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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  3. Williams, Gavin 1 Reputation point
    2021-08-24T13:26:44.43+00:00

    Hi Patrick,

    I will be trying this at work some time this week. Thank you for the advice. I will follow up and let you know when it's completed.