Windows 10: Windows 10 Professional isn't on the Media Creation Tool?
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The update option is using the "Windows Media Tool" to download directly onto computer.
Ok thanks. I'll be fine with the x64 iso. Hope it works because it will take days to download
Ok. I'm used to download the iso because I can keep it safe in just in case the setup fails
Guys, I understand they're supposed to be combined (with Home and Pro) into a single ISO.
I'm telling you... It doesn't work. I boot from my USB, select my language, and then it says "Setup is starting". Then it goes to that screen where I can select an upgrade or custom (advance) install. I'm at wits end. What can I do?
If you are trying to do an upgrade don't boot from the ISO. You should mount the ISO (by double clicking on it) from inside Windows then click on setup.exe.
If you are trying to do a clean install then boot from it and take the custom (advance) install option you mention.
Or select both when using Media Creation Tool. You will get an ISO with both 32 and 64 bit each containing both Home and Pro.
Note: The combined ISO with both 32 and 64 bit will NOT fit on a single layer DVD (4.7 GB). Should work on dual layer DVD (8.5 GB) although I have not tried this. Works great on a 8 GB USB flash drive.
Uncheck "Use the recommended options for this PC" and then choose Both.
Do you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1/10 product key?
If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1/10 product key, the Windows 10 November Update (build 10586) installer should automatically detect product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS) and you will be taken straight to the License Agreement screen.
When installing Windows 10 November Update (build 10586), the Windows installer uses the following priority logic for product keys:
1. Answer file (Unattended file, EI.cfg, or PID.txt).
2. Product key in the UEFI firmware (BIOS).
3. Product key entry screen.
If a key is supplied, the key is attempted to be use with the image that are available on the media being installed. If there is no product key supplied in the step 1 and step 2, you will get the product key prompt during setup.
If you want to choose which one will be installed (see screenshot below).
Copy the ei.cfg file to the sources folder on the USB flash drive.
Before creating the "ei.cfg" file make sure its not "ei.cfg.txt", it must be "ei.cfg".
Use a PID.txt in sources folder to automate product key entry.
Place your Windows 8/8.1/10 key in where the X's are and copy the PID.txt file to the sources folder on the USB flash drive.
Last edited by genet; 15 Nov 2015 at 01:52.
slightly off center
I did a clean install on my wife's laptop with a blank hard drive. 10 Home was installed by default with no prompt to chose edition or enter a key. It read and used the OEM Windows 8.0 Core embedded key. It was running 10 Pro before I wiped the drive. I just entered the 10 Pro generic key via the change product code option and it upgraded to 10 Pro and activated fine. Now it has a digital entitlement for 10 Home and 10 Pro. As genet posted, I usually use a PID.txt file with the 10 Pro generic key. Saves having to select Pro and having to skip entering a key. This time I didn't just to see what would happen. Testing purposes.
Yes, my laptop can activate both Windows 10 Home AND Pro.
This is so stupid. Why did Microsoft complicate things?
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