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  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 Anniversary update RTM

    Windows 10 S


    I downloaded an ISO of what i thought was 16299.15 well sure enough it was but it was windows 10 S
    my laptop cant boot to usb or DVD now I am screwed i tried recovery rebooting to a cmd prompt and then running setup by i get the incompatible msg b/c u cant run exe within windows 10 S.

    the only way to around this is to upgrade windows 10 pro but i don't have a genuine 10 pro key
    anyone know away around this??
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  2.    11 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,256
    Mac OS Sierra

    Your windows install has zero to do with booting from another device. That is done in the bios. You would need to download the proper copy from Download Windows 10 Disc Image (ISO File) Windows 10 S is a Security edition for those who wish to limit what their users do and to lock down the PC. It runs only a minimum set of tools available.
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  3.    12 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation. Then click Change Product Key, then enter this key. VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T It will upgrade to Pro. That is the generic Pro key you get with a Digital license . It will only activate if that device already has a Digital license for Pro.

    As mentioned, Edition installed has nothing to do with Booting to your BIOS. It more than likely because Windows Fast Startup is enabled. If your PC is UEFI try this, Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10

    Or turn Fast Startup off, Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 and see if you can boot from your install media.

    EDIT: Missed the part about not having a 10 Pro key.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 12 Oct 2017 at 13:53.
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  4.    12 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,328
    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by squaleca View Post
    I downloaded an ISO of what i thought was 16299.15 well sure enough it was but it was windows 10 S
    my laptop cant boot to usb or DVD now I am screwed i tried recovery rebooting to a cmd prompt and then running setup by i get the incompatible msg b/c u cant run exe within windows 10 S.

    the only way to around this is to upgrade windows 10 pro but i don't have a genuine 10 pro key
    anyone know away around this??

    You have posted this same exact problem on different threads and we all want to know what OS you were running before. If it was a legitimate copy of Windows 10 home, then just download and install that. If you were running a pirated copy of Windows 10 home then nobody here will help you fix this issue.

    There really is no issue except you downloading whatever ISO you have a license for and installing it.
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  5.    12 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Missed the part about not having a 10 Pro key earlier. The 10 Home Generic key is I believe YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7. I don't think this will work in this instance. I don't think you can go from 10 S to 10 Home. 10 S is a locked down version of 10 Pro.
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  6.    12 Oct 2017 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,328
    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Missed the part about not having a 10 Pro key earlier. The 10 Home Generic key is I believe YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7. I don't think this will work in this instance. I don't think you can go from 10 S to 10 Home. 10 S is a locked down version of 10 Pro.

    Like I have indicated to the OP in this thread and else where, he simply needs to download a standard ISO using the Media Creation Tool and do a clean install. In the other thread where he has has been expressing his dissatisfaction with all things Windows 10 related, he says that he understands the advice that is being given.

    I hope that he follows the advice. No word yet if the OP has a legitimate license or not.
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    Like I have indicated to the OP in this thread and else where, he simply needs to download a standard ISO using the Media Creation Tool and do a clean install. In the other thread where he has has been expressing his dissatisfaction with all things Windows 10 related, he says that he understands the advice that is being given.

    I hope that he follows the advice. No word yet if the OP has a legitimate license or not.
    Good. I haven't looked at any of his other threads yet.

    If it had worked, a change key would have saved having to reinstall. I gave 10 S a try, when I was done I just used change product key to upgrade to Pro. No having to reinstall, nothing lost in the process. It just unlocks the Pro features. A lot easier than starting all over from scratch.
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  8.    12 Oct 2017 #8
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,256
    Mac OS Sierra

    The generic keys have not worked for me with the install I tried on one unit. I had to go get my old key from my dad for Windows 7 that was on one of the computers that we had to get a license for. It now has a Core 2 Quad Core in it.

    The Windows 10 S is a great install if you need to keep the kids locked down or doing a setup for say a Boy's and Girl's club. The so called reviewers hate 10 s, like they did with 7 Startup. They are meant for what they are supposed to be used for, not for the common user. From the sounds of it, looks like 10 S is supposed to take the place of home, which should just go away all together and use Pro, so that Deployment schedules can be set within your Live profile as Symantec has done with their Cloud Security package. We could roll out a profile quicker than dealing with having to go and sit down at each machine in a group.
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  9.    12 Oct 2017 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,256
    Mac OS Sierra

    Alpha, this does talk about how 10 S can replace Pro. I personally would love to see someone crank out a Asm version of a desktop that is made to put power back in the hands when using Raspberry Pi.

    "Windows 10 S only runs apps that come from the Windows Store, and you can’t sideload UWP apps from other sources. Those apps can be desktop apps like Evernote and Slack, Spotify and iTunes, which have been converted for the Store using the Desktop Bridge – that’s how Microsoft will get Office 2016 onto Windows 10 S."

    A closer look at Windows 10 S, Windows 10 on ARM and Windows 10 IoT | TechRadar
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  10.    13 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,458
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    The generic keys have not worked for me with the install I tried on one unit. I had to go get my old key from my dad for Windows 7 that was on one of the computers that we had to get a license for. It now has a Core 2 Quad Core in it.

    The Windows 10 S is a great install if you need to keep the kids locked down or doing a setup for say a Boy's and Girl's club. The so called reviewers hate 10 s, like they did with 7 Startup. They are meant for what they are supposed to be used for, not for the common user. From the sounds of it, looks like 10 S is supposed to take the place of home, which should just go away all together and use Pro, so that Deployment schedules can be set within your Live profile as Symantec has done with their Cloud Security package. We could roll out a profile quicker than dealing with having to go and sit down at each machine in a group.
    Mine activated right away without having to enter any key. My best guess is it activated with the Pro Digital License that PC already had. 10 S has its own set of keys different from Home or Pro. I have keys for it via MSDN. Doing some digging around with my install I found it had its own generic key. That didn't match the Home or Pro ones. Once I was done playing around I just entered the Pro generic key and it upgraded to Pro and stayed activated. The generic keys will let you install, they just won't activate if the PC doesn't already have a DL. My PC's all have multiple DL's for just about every Edition of Windows 10. Due to all my test installs etc.
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