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How to force installation of Pro, Enterprise or other edition of Windows from 24H2 onwards? [closed]

  • Thread starter Thread starter Juan Manuel López Manzano
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When trying to install Windows in a system with a Original Equipment Manufacturer license tied to your computer’s motherboard, it's not possible to freely choose what edition of Windows to install.

If changing from the originally installed edition of Windows, say Windows 11 Home Single Language to anything different such as a purchased Windows 11 Pro edition, it used to be that adding some files to the installer Pen Drive or installer media enabled the edition selection menu in the installer.

Starting with 24H2 version of Windows 11, ei.cfg and PID.txt seem to be ignored and no longer a useful solution to selecting different Windows editions in the install wizard.
<p>When trying to install Windows in a system with a Original Equipment Manufacturer license tied to your computer’s motherboard, it's not possible to freely choose what edition of Windows to install.</p>
<p>If changing from the originally installed edition of Windows, say Windows 11 Home Single Language to anything different such as a purchased Windows 11 Pro edition, it used to be that adding some files to the installer Pen Drive or installer media enabled the edition selection menu in the installer.</p>
<p>Starting with 24H2 version of Windows 11, <code>ei.cfg</code> and <code>PID.txt</code> seem to be ignored and no longer a useful solution to selecting different Windows editions in the install wizard.</p>
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