Specify Windows 10 Edition for a Clean Install

OEM computers now tend to ship with the Windows product key embedded in the BIOS. This key is, of course, specific to the edition of Windows that comes on the computer. That’s all well and good, until you try to do a clean installation of another edition of Windows on the computer.

Here’s my scenario:

  1. Purchased a laptop with Windows 8 Home on it
  2. Purchased upgrade to Windows 8 Professional and activated on the laptop
  3. Upgrade to Windows 10 in July 2015, which activated as Professional (as expected)

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WordCamp Scranton

If you’ve been following me on Twitter of Facebook, you’ve probably figured out that I was involved with putting on the first WordCamp Scranton earlier this month.

For those of you who don’t know, WordCamps are day-long (or multi-day) events focused on the WordPress content management system. Website owners, bloggers, business owners, developers, designers, artists, anyone who has an interest in putting something on the web are welcome to come to a WordCamp. While the WordPress software itself is great, I’ve always felt that the community around WordPress is what’s made it the best. And I think WordCamp Scranton was able to exemplify that.
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