Windows – When I try activating Win10 Pro, installed via OEI / OEM DVD, I get error 0xc004f050

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I bought a Genuine Windows10 Pro OEI DVD; after I install from DVD, Windows10 reports that it's actually Windows 10 Home and not Windows 10 Pro.


No problem, I'll use the activation key I got off the packaging…


So I go to "Start Button > Settings > Update & Security > Activation" and enter my activation key. However, I keep getting Activation Error 0xc004f050 after I enter my valid Win10 Pro activation key.


My Question:

I feel like I got ripped off… I bought Win10 Pro but all I have is Win 10 Home. How can I make this new Win10 Pro installation register as Windows 10 Pro?

Best Answer

I dug this up after about half an hour of googling (quoting relevant bits below):

"Start button > left side, Settings > Update & Security > left side, click Activation > right side, click Change product key........

now enter the generic Win 10 Pro product key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T > It will start switching your Home version to Pro version BUT it will NOT activate.

First, use the default Windows 10 Pro activation key...


Then you'll have a temporary Windows 10 Pro license. Now use your activation key off the package to get your permanent license.

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