LEGION T5 26AMR5: UPDATE TO WINDOWS 10 PRO BYPASS BIOS KEY (UPDATE 1)

LEGION T5 26AMR5: UPDATE TO WINDOWS 10 PRO BYPASS BIOS KEY (UPDATE 1)

My first upgrade task was to to put a fresh build of Windows 10 Professional onto the LEGION gaming desktop.  Why?  Why not? Plus, I like a factory fresh build without built in bloatware.   After putting in my own NVME (Samsung 980 pro PCI v4) into the M2 slot next to the CPU, it should have been easy to put a fresh install of windows.  The problem was that windows would only read the built in Windows 10 Home Key from the LEGION BIOS and I could not get it to ask for key (like it used to do) so that I could install Windows 10 PRO.

The old process was to go to MS and build an install disk for the OS type you had.  MS decided instead to merge all the OS builds onto one image then the license key would determine what was installed.  This is great in theory, but in practice it means that it always reads the key from the BIOS.

Thanks to part of a post at superuser.com, I was able to make it work.

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

Create a 2 line text file named PID.txt in the \Sources directory, with the following contents

[PID]

Value=YOURK-EYGOE-SHERE-XXXXX-XXXXX

STEP 3:

BOOT from USB drive and install away to happy land! 

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