Page 116 of 126 FirstFirst ... 1666106114115116117118 ... LastLast
  1.    10 Aug 2016 #1151
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,436
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    10 Aug 2016 #1152
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16,799
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    10 Aug 2016 #1153
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16,799
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    11 Aug 2016 #1154
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,411
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick 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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    11 Aug 2016 #1155
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,557
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    @Kari, I just got done watching all four videos.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sbiting_100-1081.gif 
Views:	21 
Size:	6.4 KB 
ID:	95433Great job my friend and teacher.

    You've earned yourself a refreshment

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Kari's Whiskey.gif 
Views:	20 
Size:	512.8 KB 
ID:	95435
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  6.    11 Aug 2016 #1156
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 12,411
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    @Kari, I just got done watching all four videos.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sbiting_100-1081.gif 
Views:	21 
Size:	6.4 KB 
ID:	95433Great job my friend and teacher.

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    11 Aug 2016 #1157
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16,799
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    11 Aug 2016 #1158
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,436
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    11 Aug 2016 #1159
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 16,799
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by simrick 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    11 Aug 2016 #1160
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,436
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members
Hi fellow Ten Forums geeks :) Thanks to @Wynona's and @Cliff's idea I thought why not start sharing our homemade Windows 10 themes. To keep this clean and simple, please post only themes with copyright free or your self made backgrounds to avoid...
Customization
Xbox New Windows 10-based Xbox One user experience soon for Preview members
Read more: New Windows 10-based Xbox One user experience will soon roll out to all Preview members
Windows 10 News
10 Forums Members count snip
7730 Not bad numbers 10 10 for the first month of the leak. I am sure it will continue to grow!:party: Charlie
Chillout Room
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums