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    W10Prox64
       10 Aug 2016 #1151

    Wynona said: View Post
    I'm not sure what's going on, but when I went to the ISO link, I was offered the MCT; not what I want.
    Is this what you're looking for?
    Windows 10 ISO
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       10 Aug 2016 #1152

    simrick said: View Post
    Is this what you're looking for?
    Windows 10 ISO
    Yes, thank you. Downloading now.

    OldMike said the files are a tad bit different, so I decided I need to get the very latest, in hopes some bugs have been squished. Although I haven't had any problems, I know they're floating around out there.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       10 Aug 2016 #1153

    OK, testing is finished.

    As expected, adding PID.txt (Win 8.1 product key) to the flash drive gives me Windows 10 Pro.

    I fully expected the generic key to give me Windows 10 Pro too, but it did not. When the install finished, I only have Home. So that's a bummer. I did double check to be sure I had exactly the key I should have.
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Aug 2016 #1154

    simrick said: View Post
    I'd also be interested to know if using the generic key will be enough to get your Pro version installed and activated, since your system was already activated with Pro @Wynona.
    Starnge that it didn't work for Wynona, generic key worked well when I had to do this a few times with 8.1.


    Wynona said: View Post
    Con: I can only use this Flash Drive with Lappy because it has its own PID now.
    Wynona, are you trying to make this a bit too difficult? You can reuse the USB on other machines simply by editing the PID file. Or rather removing it from USB and making a new one with proper key when you need it again.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       11 Aug 2016 #1155

    @Kari, I just got done watching all four videos.
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    You've earned yourself a refreshment

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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       11 Aug 2016 #1156

    Cliff S said: View Post
    @Kari, I just got done watching all four videos.
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    You've earned yourself a refreshment
    Thanks Cliff

    A bit early for refreshment, 8:40 AM. I have this principle I never drink before 6 PM 3 PM 11 AM, have to wait a few hours.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       11 Aug 2016 #1157

    Kari said: View Post
    Starnge that it didn't work for Wynona, generic key worked well when I had to do this a few times with 8.1.
    Yes, it is strange, because inserting the 8.1 key as PID.txt worked just fine. And, as I said, I double checked everything and followed your instructions explisitly.

    Kari said: View Post
    Wynona, are you trying to make this a bit too difficult? You can reuse the USB on other machines simply by editing the PID file. Or rather removing it from USB and making a new one with proper key when you need it again.
    Told ya I ain't no coder. I did think about that, but was kinda reluctant to do it, since I'm a total novice at things like that.

    For now, I have other things that must get done, so any more testing will have to wait.

    Thanks for the help with testing.
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    W10Prox64
       11 Aug 2016 #1158

    Wynona said: View Post
    OK, testing is finished.

    As expected, adding PID.txt (Win 8.1 product key) to the flash drive gives me Windows 10 Pro.

    I fully expected the generic key to give me Windows 10 Pro too, but it did not. When the install finished, I only have Home. So that's a bummer. I did double check to be sure I had exactly the key I should have.
    I am surprised. That's a shame. It should have worked for Pro. Thanks for testing that for us.

    EDIT: So, in order to get Pro on a previously activated Pro system with Home in the BIOS, you would have to use Pro-only install media.
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  9. Posts : 13,532
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       11 Aug 2016 #1159

    simrick said: View Post
    I am surprised. That's a shame. It should have worked for Pro. Thanks for testing that for us.

    EDIT: So, in order to get Pro on a previously activated Pro system with Home in the BIOS, you would have to use Pro-only install media.
    Either that or plug in the PID.txt file with the 8.1 key.
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    W10Prox64
       11 Aug 2016 #1160

    Wynona said: View Post
    Either that or plug in the PID.txt file with the 8.1 key.
    Correct, but that's what I was trying to avoid.
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