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    Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition.

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    Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition.

    Guys, got myself a used Notebook (ASUS ZenBook UF434F, iCore5, 10th Generation) It came with W11-Home installed. I replaced the NVMe SSD with a large one and tried to install W-11-Professional from an USB stick made with the Media Creation Tool created with a W11-professional computer. I used previously this same USB stick to install successfully W11-Professional on another computer too (iCore5, 8th Generation).

    With that computer, I skipped the obligatory MS-account crap here and had to enter an official W11 license code I purchased and everything was fine. With my notebook, however, I'm using exactly the same procedure, but am now not asked for a license code, though available.

    Great my disappointment that every time I tried W11-Home was installed instead of W11-Professional. It seems that somewhere in the Bios, the original license remains active regardless of what I try to install.

    I don't want any stinking W11-Home. I want W11-Professional. Any Help please?

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    Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition.

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    Re: Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hansoon View Post
    Guys, got myself a used Notebook (ASUS ZenBook UF434F, iCore5, 10th Generation) It came with W11-Home installed. I Replaced the NVMe SSD with a large one and tried to install W-11-Professional from an USB stick made with the Media Creation Tool created with a W11-professional computer. I used previously this same USB stick to install successfully W11-Professional on another computer too (iCore5, 8th Generation).

    With this computer, I skipped the obligatory MS-account crap here and had to enter an official W11 license code I purchased and everything was fine. With the notebook, however, I'm using exactly the same procedure, but am now not asked for a license code, though available.

    Great my disappointment that every time I tried W11-Home was installed instead of W11-Professional. It seems that somewhere in the Bios, the original license remains active regardless of what I try to install.

    I don't want any stinking W11-Home. I want W11-Professional. Any Help please?

    Hans
    Have you tried to right-click on the start button, go to "system", search for "Activation", click on "Activation settings" (or similar, I'm not using english Windows) and then click on "change product key"?

    Your Pro key should update the Home edition to the Pro. Have done it several times.
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    Re: Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition. ** SOLVED **

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwho View Post
    Have you tried to right-click on the start button, go to "system", search for "Activation", click on "Activation settings" (or similar, I'm not using english Windows) and then click on "change product key"?

    Your Pro key should update the Home edition to the Pro. Have done it several times.
    Didn't work for unknown reasons. Tried several times. Finally, I got a W11-Professional ISO, transferred it to an USB-Stick with “ISO-to-USB” software, started the SetUp and everything went well. After that, W11-Professional accepted even the activation.

    Thanks for your help.

    Hans
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    Re: Cannot get rid of a previously installed W11-Home edition. ** SOLVED **

    Quote Originally Posted by Hansoon View Post
    Didn't work for unknown reasons. Tried several times. Finally, I got a W11-Professional ISO, transferred it to an USB-Stick with “ISO-to-USB” software, started the SetUp and everything went well. After that, W11-Professional accepted even the activation.

    Thanks for your help.

    Hans
    Wasn't much help, but I'm glad you got it sorted out.

    Best regards!
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