Windows 10 installer has no edition selection before installation?

adelossantos

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Hi,

I downloaded this iso Windows 10 untouched and it says in the description that the same iso contains other editions.
When I try to use it, there's no selection screen on what edition to install.

Thanks!
 
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DVDR_Dog

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Hi,

I downloaded this iso and it says in the description that the same iso contains other editions.
When I try to use it, there's no selection screen on what edition to install.

Thanks!
Windows 8 or newer originally installed? Your download is an untouched ISO so the install is doing exactly what is supposed to do. It's looking for the key in the BIOS where it already exists and that key also designates what edition it legitimately installs.
Me? I'd go with the legal copy every time. That avoids all kinds of problems when troubleshooting other software. I would also just go to M/S and download the v.2004 ISO to avoid all those pesky updates and forget the torrents.
If you have to have another edition you are going to have to find a diddled ISO version or a Windows 7 key to enter during install for the version you want.
Microsoft's rules, not ours.
This download is for system builders, etc not OEMs
 
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DVDR_Dog

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Looks like you are trying to load a system that came from the manufacturer with windows 8, 8.1 or 10 Home Edition already installed. It doesn't matter that you wiped the hard drive or even replaced the HD. The info (or key) that Windows is looking for is hard coded in the BIOS.
Do you understand that you have one of two choices when installing Windows 10?
1. You can choose "I don't have a key". Windows will look into the BIOS to see if a key exists there. You used to have the option of choosing the version of Windows there is little value at that point, that is no longer available with current Windows 10 versions if a key exists in the BIOS. I know of no work-around.
2. Get a Windows 7 OEM key of the version you desire and enter it in a choose "I have a key".

That's my story. I don't know if any of the current cracks can change the Windows 10 version once installed. The only hope is if you can find an Windows 10 Pro OEM royalty key install disk but I don't know if M/S still allows royalty keys anymore.

Not sure what the big deal is. It appears you have a Home Edition key in your BIOS and would like the Pro Edition. Unless you are on a domain there is little value of Pro to you. I have had customers that just thought it was cooler to have a Pro version but couldn't give me one reason why they needed Pro. Just saying.
 
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jamvaru

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so what happens when you proceed with the installation? does it install 'home' version of windows 10?
Does it say 'activated' when you look at the system properties? (bottom of the window) or i guess just type 'activation settings' after pressing the windows key
Edition - Windows 10 Home
Activation - Windows is activated ...

mine is the retail version so it has a lifetime license, for like $115 i think at the time; i feel it is worth it
such a headache with the so-called 'clean' versions like you describe

either buy it direct from microsoft or download it direct from microsoft (you can keep reinstalling it every 30 days i think, lol)

If the computer is OEM it should have a sticker on it somewhere with a key code. Download that version and install it using the code. Or is it a whitebox?