many people are reporting an issue where they can’t select which Windows 10 edition they want to install during clean installation. Windows 10 setup automatically installs Windows 10 core (or Home) edition in their computer without giving any choice to choose between Home or Pro editions.
Now we are going to use the same “ei.cfg” file to force Windows 10 setup to install Pro edition instead of core (or Home) edition in our computer.
Windows 10 setup ISO doesn’t contain “ei.cfg” file so we’ll need to create the file manually and set its content to install Pro edition. Check out following steps to install Pro edition of Windows 10 in your computer:
First of all we’ll need to extract the content of Windows 10 setup ISO file. You can extract it using 7-Zip. It’ll take some time in extracting the whole ISO file.
Now open Notepad and copy/paste the following piece of code in Notepad:
You can also totally skip the [EditionID] part in the “ei.cfg” file so that Windows 10 setup asks you to choose desired edition at the time of clean installation:
Now save the file with the name “ei.cfg” (use the double-quotes “” while saving the file otherwise Notepad will create a text file with the name ei.cfg.txt).
Now copy the “ei.cfg” file and paste it into Sources folder of Windows 10 setup folder which you got after extracting ISO file using 7-Zip.
Now you can create bootable USB drive or burn the files to a DVD and install Windows 10 Pro edition without any problem.