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  1. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #11

    Bree said:
    Look for C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc, the Group Policy editor is only installed in Pro.

    The 'retrieve key from backup' option in ShowKeyPlus can also be used to find the key in an offline system.
    Are you sure about gpedit.msc? I thought Pro and Home were identical, and the upgrade from home to pro was a simple key change?

    Never thought about ShowKeyPlus, rats, should have. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #12

    Rich,

    Yes. Home contains
    C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.dll
    but not
    C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Ah, thus the error when you type gpedit,msc from a run box. Got it.
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  4. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #14

    1030 win10 Home.txt
    Try3 said:
    Rich,

    Yes. Home contains
    C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.dll
    but not
    C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc

    Denis


    OK, maybe I did cheat by Tweaking my Win10 Home a bit.


    1030 win10 Home.txt
    Windows 10 home or pro-1030-gpedit-file.jpg
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  5. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #15

    W10 Tweaker said:
    1030 win10 Home.txt



    OK, maybe I did cheat by Tweaking my Win10 Home a bit.
    Do you have a folder called C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft, and if yes, what it the file it contains?
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  6. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #16

    Rich,

    I have Windows 10 Home. I have the folder C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft and it contains
    regid.1991-06.com.microsoft_Windows-10-Home.swidtag

    I think this is the most reliable method given that people are known to manually add C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc to the Home Edition.
    Of course, somebody could also add/substitute the file
    regid.1991-06.com.microsoft_Windows-10-Home.swidtag
    or
    regid.1991-06.com.microsoft_Windows-10-Pro.swidtag
    but only if they were trying to kid themselves for no logical reason.

    Denis
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  7. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #17

    Ztruker said:
    Do you have a folder called C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft, and if yes, what it the file it contains?
    Yes
    Windows 10 home or pro-1030-regid.jpg
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  8. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Thanks Dennis, I think that's the easiest and as you say, most reliable way. Test for the file, pipe the output through find and you'll know with little effort.

    I'm just about finished installing a Win 10 Home X64 Hyper-V VM to play with this but since you gave me the info I needed, it's no longer necessary.

    Forget the batch file use a Command Prompt command.

    Code:
    type  C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft_Windows-10-*.swidtag  | find /i "<product_title>"
    Replace C with the drive letter of the Windows 10 partition you want to query.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 31 Oct 2019 at 19:48.
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  9. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1706
       #19

    Farvatten said:
    And it's nice to have that build reference right there in black and white too.
    I was disappointed looking back to just last week that this file under:

    C:\ProgramData\regid.1991-06.com.microsoft

    Is NOT a reliable source for an up to date Product_Version ( Build Number ) after finding this in my October 24th MR image under build 418 and just before the 449 update:

    Code:
        <product_title>Windows 10 Pro</product_title>
        <product_version>
            <name>10.0.18362.1</name>
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  10. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #20

    That is strange. I wonder why it's wrong? How did you get to 418, WU or UUPDUMP or MCT?
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