Windows 10: Switching Form One Windows OEM Key To Another

Discus and support Switching Form One Windows OEM Key To Another in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, I bought a laptop that was supposed to have OEM Windows 10 Pro, but arrived with OEM Windows 10 Home. I've since received an OEM key to activate... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by piNGThuT, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. piNGThuT Win User

    Switching Form One Windows OEM Key To Another


    Hi,

    I bought a laptop that was supposed to have OEM Windows 10 Pro, but arrived with OEM Windows 10 Home.

    I've since received an OEM key to activate Windows 10 Pro..

    I've been reading about updating on this forum and have used the generic upgrade key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T to upgrade the Windows version.

    When I used this key, it upgraded Windows to Enterprise, not Pro. Is this normal?

    Also, as I will likely reinstall windows when I upgrade the laptop's storage, I was wondering if the new Pro OEM key will be saved in bios like the Home OEM key is and if it will overwrite or take precedence over the Home OEM key.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    piNGThuT, Sep 19, 2020
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  2. Question On OEM Windows clean install......

    "Flavors" of Windows licenses

    Windows can be a little "odd" about license keys. There are at least 4 categories:
    • Retail
    • OEM
    • Volume (electronic download)
    • Corporate (no key needed)
    For guaranteed success, the license key and media should be in the same category. If you have retail media, you may not be able to install it using an OEM or Volume license key, even though the key is valid for that version of Windows. *Wtf :wtf: Apparently, this is part of Microsoft's anti-piracy scheme (i.e., all customers are guilty until proven innocent).
     
    Static~Charge, Sep 19, 2020
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    ChojiTiger, Sep 19, 2020
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  4. jsalpha2 Win User

    Switching Form One Windows OEM Key To Another

    Windows 7 OEM key

    Hope this is not against the rules. If you do a clean install of Windows 10, it may, (has for me) accept a Win 7 OEM key and activate.
     
    jsalpha2, Sep 19, 2020
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