Windows education 11 on apple M1 chip

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  1. MarkD27

    MarkD27 Bit poster

    I need to use windows education in order to access some of the learning tools my university uses. I have Parallels 17 installed with regular windows 11 on a laptop with an apple M1 chip. However when I attempt to activate my windows education key it gives this error message (see picture attached). Would anyone happen to know a solution?

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  2. Pramesh Boodadoo

    Pramesh Boodadoo Staff Member

    As a possible solution, kindly follow the below steps:
    1.Open Command Prompt with admin permission by typing CMD in the Run (Win + R) prompt, followed by pressing the enter key. Then execute the command dism /online /get-targeteditions and it will reveal the list of Windows edition you can upgrade to from the current version.
    2. Next, to activate, we will use the SLMGR tool (Software Licensing Management Tool) from Microsoft to activate Windows from the command prompt. Type the command prompt:
    slmgr.vbs /ipk <your 25-digit product key>
    3. If the process is a success, go back to the Activation tab, and check if your version has changed.
    In case you get an error message--
    Error: 0x800f0805 . The Windows edition was not detected. Check that the specified image is a valid Windows operating system image
    All you need to do is restart your computer and try to activate it again, and it should work.

    Thank you.

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