Windows 10: Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation

Discus and support Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; After trying Linux mint for a number of months I re-installed Windows 10. Sadly it took my machine back to OEM Win 10 home version and not to the Pro... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MaggieGrey, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation


    After trying Linux mint for a number of months I re-installed Windows 10. Sadly it took my machine back to OEM Win 10 home version and not to the Pro version that I purchased and installed in 2016. I have a screenshot of disk specifications & Pro Product ID taken before installing Linux and when I try to change the product key I get an error message after inserting the first two digits. Help would be highly appreciated.

    :)
     
    MaggieGrey, Apr 21, 2021
    #1

  2. Upgrade a Win 10 home OEM to Win 10 Pro OEM with Win 10 Pro OEM Key?

    I recently purchased a laptop that has an OEM version of Win 10 Home on it.

    I verified this by using : slmgr -dli.

    Previously I had purchased an OEM Win 10 Pro Key.

    Can I use this OEM Win 10 Pro Key to upgrade the OEM Win 10 Home to the OEM Win 10 Pro.

    If so what are the steps to accomplish this?

    In addition, I assume that is this is possible, that the current product key will be updated to the new product key?

    The reason I am asking this is that it's my understanding that these product keys are tied to the bios on a name brand laptop.

    TIA
     
    shockwaveriderz, Apr 21, 2021
    #2
  3. kokpit01 Win User
    UEFI embedded product key changing Win 10 home to PRO

    Hi

    I have laptop DELL Inspirion 13 7000 that came with Win 10 Home. I bough Win 10 PRO OEM for clean install but it wont let me instaling it the PRO version it always activates HOME and i can't change the product key.

    how to install my PRO version - how to change the embedded product key in the Firmware?
     
    kokpit01, Apr 21, 2021
    #3
  4. dalchina Win User

    Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation

    Why was I not asked for a product key when upgrading to Win 10?

    According to your spec you have Win 10 Pro, but perhaps that doesn't reflect your PC.

    You haven't stated which edition of Win 10 you have on this machine, nor what your Win 10 key is for.

    For example, if you already have Win 10 Pro and your key is Win 10 Home, that would be a retrograde step.

    For interest only:
    Change Product Key in Windows 10

    More on product key if you search this list or look at 'Related Tutorials' in the above.
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index
     
    dalchina, Apr 21, 2021
    #4
Thema:

Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation

Loading...
  1. Change product key from OEM to Win 10 Pro after re-installation - Similar Threads - Change product key

  2. how to activate win 10 pro oem product key

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    how to activate win 10 pro oem product key: Today i have installed windows 10 pro oem via network push some where around 70 desktop's now i am having 70 different oem product key in normal scenario i have to type every single product key to activate the product is there any work around i can activate the product in...
  3. Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using OEM Product Key

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using OEM Product Key: We purchased a new computer which included an OEM Product Key for Windows 10 Pro. Rather than install Windows and then copy all the data and apps from our old computer which had Windows 10 Home, we cloned the old hard-drive to the new PC. This means the new computer is...
  4. OEM Product Key

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    OEM Product Key: Is it possible to retrieve my windows OEM product key when I purchase my HP Laptop way back in 2014 windows 8 pre-installed with the computer, upgraded to 10 when came out? I replaced my HD 2 years ago and I need to replace it again with SSD. I contacted HP support and he...
  5. Win 10 Pro Product Key

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Win 10 Pro Product Key: Hello, I bought a laptop with an OEM version, that I subsequently upgraded to a full version installed via download. How do I find my product key? I have run CMD as an Administrator and entered wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey, but I suspect...
  6. OEM product Keys

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    OEM product Keys: i want to buy oem license key from amazon for my laptop is that ok ? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/oem-product-keys/63fba0b4-4c8e-432f-936f-05451ec28757
  7. Upgrade a Win 10 home OEM to Win 10 Pro OEM with Win 10 Pro OEM Key?

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Upgrade a Win 10 home OEM to Win 10 Pro OEM with Win 10 Pro OEM Key?: I recently purchased a laptop that has an OEM version of Win 10 Home on it. I verified this by using : slmgr -dli. Previously I had purchased an OEM Win 10 Pro Key. Can I use this OEM Win 10 Pro Key to upgrade the OEM Win 10 Home to the OEM Win 10 Pro. If so what are...
  8. Re-Activating Win 10 Product Key

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Re-Activating Win 10 Product Key: Hello... Yes my Question is... Recently I had to change my Main/Mother Board... after hooking up & reconnecting everything... loading new board drivers etc... windows then said my Product key was no good along with i would need to reactivate it... So I went to settings......
  9. OEM Product Key

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    OEM Product Key: I recently bought a Windows 10 Pro (OEM) and installed it on my computer which currently has a windows 10 Home ( OEM ). Then i installed the windows 10 home to my laptop. However i can't activate the product key of the said OS. I get this error "We can't activate windows on...
  10. Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh install

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh install: I want to install windows 10 pro and win dev tools VS2015 Community... on my MacBook Pro 4-cores/16GB/256GB I have Windows 7 Pro license and VMWare Fusion Pro license What to do??? Product Key of win 7 Pro works in win 10 Pro fresh install...as a VM? Or have to...