Bypass oem key for a clean install


RiseFall

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If I have a laptop with pre-installed Windows 11 Home and I want to format and clean install Windows 11 Pro with the official Microsoft multi-edition ISO,

I surely have the oem key of Windows 11 Home in the hardware so Windows will install the Home edition without ask any Product Key,

I want to avoid to upgrade later to the Pro edition,

It's still a solution to create a file named "ei.cfg" with the text:

[EditionID]
Professional
[Channel]
Retail

or

[Channel]
_Default
[VL]
0

and put it into the "Sources" folder of the USB support?
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

cereberus

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Ei.cfg works.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
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