I purchased a new laptop through work today, which came with a pre-installed version of Windows Home Edition. I need Professional Edition for work, and so bought a copy of Windows Pro at the same time. Because I'm iffy about setup, I elected to install the new OS myself...what a mistake. No matter what I did, the Windows installer kept pulling the key from the BIOS, and so kept activating as Windows Home.
Things I tried that failed:
Things I tried that worked:
[EditionID] Professional [Channel] OEM [VL] 0In the below articles, it was mentioned that this file should be placed in x64sources and x86sources directories - for me it was just the "sources" folder
I am documenting this here for my personal benefit, but this help as found here: