Solved Windows 11 Pro became windows 11 Home after 22H2 upgrade


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After completing a clean install of 22H2, I was shocked to see that what had been Windows 11 Pro was now Windows 11 Home. The new version is 22H2, build 22621.608. I don't want to pay for the upgrade to Pro since I did that about 8 months ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Your laptop has an embedded Windows Home license key in your Bios/firmware. Thus your clean install caused Home efition to install. There are ways to get around this which I won't go into at this time...


BUT...
Now after you've just installed your new Windows, go into settings and activation and change the key to the one you got from the Windows Pro upgrade purchase.

Windows will automatically install all the pro packages and activate with new license.
 

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If the above did not solve your issue, then there is still another way to get Windows Pro back even without a key...let us know how it goes.
 

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    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
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In case you cannot find the product key this is a generic key:
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
 

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In case you cannot find the product key this is a generic key:
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
The issue with these laptop installs with embedded keys using multiedition install media is that the setup never asks for a key. But as mentioned before, there are ways to get around this.
 

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Just enter the generic key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T at change product key.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
This occurred because the product key stored in your UEFI bios was for Home. The clean install matched your installation to what was stored in UEFI. You should have downloaded the multi-edition iso which gives the user a choice of installing Home or Pro. First try what @cereberus advised. If it doesn't work you may have to go the long way.

First see if the machine shows to be connected to a pro license in your MS account. Sign in to your Microsoft account
If it is, it may be that all is necessary is to upgrade the PC to Pro and MS servers will activate it. If that's not the case, it may come down to where you purchased your Pro license.
Again, if you purchased from the MS store there should be a record of it in your account. Also, you should have received an email confirming your purchase that included a digital license instead of a product key. You can use the digital license for activation.

If you acquired your license by some other means than the MS store, this article may help.

How To Upgrade if wherever you purchased from sent you a product key or digital license
  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Activation.
  2. Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character Windows 11 Pro product key or digital license.
  3. Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 11 Pro.
If you have no product key or digital license key
This article shows 2 ways. I would use method 2 which gives you 30 days to work out your activation issues with Microsoft.

Once you have upgraded to Pro, first run the activation troubleshooter. It may activate Pro.
Select Start > Settings > System > Activation , and then select Troubleshoot to run the Activation troubleshooter.

If that doesn't work activate by phone,
In the search box on the taskbar, type SLUI 04, select SLUI 04 from the list of results and run as administrator , and then follow the instructions on the screen to activate Windows.
SLUI 4 command shows up as Call Microsoft and Manually Activate windows. This window instructs the User to dial a call to Microsoft Activation Centre and displays a code of 63 digits to enter on the phone for verification. In the phone prompts there should be one for a MS representative. If not just say "representative" Sometime you have to say it multiple times before it will transfer you.

If you are still unsuccessful, you may well have to do another clean install using the proper iso. If it comes to that report back.
Good luck.
 

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    DELL 0J37VM
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    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
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    Benq 27
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
This occurred because the product key stored in your UEFI bios was for Home. The clean install matched your installation to what was stored in UEFI. You should have downloaded the multi-edition iso which gives the user a choice of installing Home or Pro.

First see if the machine shows to be connected to a pro license in your MS account. Sign in to your Microsoft account
If it is, it may be that all is necessary is to upgrade the PC to Pro and MS servers will activate it. If that's not the case, it may come down to where you purchased your Pro license.
Again, if you purchased from the MS store there should be a record of it in your account. Also, you should have received an email confirming your purchase that included a digital license instead of a product key. You can use the digital license for activation.

If you acquired your license by some other means than the MS store, this article may help.

How To Upgrade if wherever you purchased from sent you a product key or digital license
  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Activation.
  2. Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character Windows 11 Pro product key or digital license.
  3. Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 11 Pro.
If you have no product key or digital license key
This article shows 2 ways. I would use method 2 which gives you 30 days to work out your activation issues with Microsoft.

Once you have upgraded to Pro, first run the activation troubleshooter. It may activate Pro.
Select Start > Settings > System > Activation , and then select Troubleshoot to run the Activation troubleshooter.

If that doesn't work activate by phone,
In the search box on the taskbar, type SLUI 04, select SLUI 04 from the list of results and run as administrator , and then follow the instructions on the screen to activate Windows.
SLUI 4 command shows up as Call Microsoft and Manually Activate windows. This window instructs the User to dial a call to Microsoft Activation Centre and displays a code of 63 digits to enter on the phone for verification. In the phone prompts there should be one for a MS representative.

If you are still unsuccessful, you may well have to do another clean install using the proper iso. If it comes to that report back.
Good luck.
I am afraid this whilst all good general information, this is rather overcomplicating things - OP already has a digital licence for W11 Pro, so just needs to enter the generic key below. That's it.

VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
 

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    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
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    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 :-(
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    Edge mostly
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That's it.
Yes I added "First try what @cereberus advised. If it doesn't work you may have to go the long way." If the generic key doesn't work he will have to go the long way. It's not overcomplicated if it turns out he needs it. I was writing while you posted and didn't see your post until afterwards.
 

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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
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    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
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    Logitech wireless
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    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
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    Firefox
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    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
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    Dell Optiplex 9020
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    i7-4770
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    24 gb
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    Benq 27
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    2560x1440
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    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
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Yes I added "First try what @cereberus advised. If it doesn't work you may have to go the long way." If the generic key doesn't work he will have to go the long way. It's not overcomplicated if it turns out he needs it. I was writing while you posted and didn't see your post until afterwards.
Sure thing - we often get timing overlaps.

I have never known the generic key method not to work if pc already has a digital licence.

A few years ago, people used to personalise their pc using Home, and then use the generic key even if they did not have a Pro licence, and they would get upgraded to Pro albeit unactivated. The personalisations were retained.

Although they could not easily personalise anymore, users effectively had a personalised version of Pro for free - borderline piracy.

Eventually MS closed this loophole. I have heard claims there are ways around the loophole but even if I knew, I would not publish it here as that would be sailing close to the wind from perspective of the forum rules. Like all things, there is bending the rules, and outright ignoring them.
 

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    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
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    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
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    Built in
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    72 Mb/s :-(
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Wouldn't there be partitions within the ssd? Why not just use diskpart within a USB setup to remove it and do a fresh install
 

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    ASUS PQ5-EM
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    8GB (2GBX4)
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    AMD R5 430 2GB
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    Onboard
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    ASUS 24"
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    1080p
    Hard Drives
    1TB|750GB USB, 3 SSDs 2 240GB 1 128GB, 750GB HDD
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    650WATT Rosewill
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    Rosewill with side Window
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    5 Fans and a big HSK for cpu
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    Rosewill RGB
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    Rosewill RGB
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    AT&T 150MB DL\UP
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    I'm lucky to even be here after 6yrs from my car accident
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    Hp 8460p
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    i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ
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    Hp 161C
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    8GB (2X4GB) DUAL Channel
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    Intel HD Graphics 3000
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I know that you now have Windows installed, but for future reference, if you ever want to perform a clean install again, here is how to avoid this situation:

Create a text file called ei.cfg. Place the following two lines in that file:

[Channel]
Retail

Drop that file into the \sources folder on your installation media.

That's all!

Now, when you install, Windows will not auto select the edition to install. Instead, you will be shown a list of all available editions and you can select any edition to install.
 

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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
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    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
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    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
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    Realtek (on motherboard)
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    HP Envy 32
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    2560 x 1440
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    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
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    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
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    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
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    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Dual Boot Windows 11 Pro 22H2 and Windows 10 Pro 22H2
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
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    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
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    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
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    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
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    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
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I am afraid this whilst all good general information, this is rather overcomplicating things - OP already has a digital licence for W11 Pro, so just needs to enter the generic key below. That's it.

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(y) The generic key should work. MS had me enter the generic key when I upgraded from Home to Pro through the Windows upgrade offer. The upgrade installed the Enterprise version and by entering the generic key the computer was switched to the Pro version.
 

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After completing a clean install of 22H2, I was shocked to see that what had been Windows 11 Pro was now Windows 11 Home. The new version is 22H2, build 22621.608.
Welcome to Eleven Forum.

As others have explained, this always happens when you clean install on a PC that was originally supplied by the OEM with Windows 10/11 Home pre-installed, and that you have subsequently upgraded to Pro. Setup detects the Home key embedded in the PC's firmware and installs Home.
I don't want to pay for the upgrade to Pro since I did that about 8 months ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Yoy don't have to pay again. When you upgraded from Home to Pro your PC got a permanent digital licence for Pro stored on the MS activation servers. Change the installed key to the generic Pro key cereberus gave you in post #8 and your Home will upgrade to Pro and will be activated by this digital licence.
 

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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
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    500GB HDD
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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(y) The generic key should work.
It does, I've done it myself.

One of my PC's was supplied with win 8.1 Home pre-installed by the OEM and has an 8.1 Home key in its firmware. All such embedded 8/8.1/10 keys are valid for installing and activating Windows 10, which was what I did. I then upgraded from 10 Home to 10 Pro with a purchased key.

On a clean install later it was of course Home that got installed, but changing the installed key to the generic Pro key was all that was needed to upgrade the installed Windows from Home to Pro.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

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