Win 10 IoT Enterprise (Embedded)


  1. Posts : 111
    Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Win 10 IoT Enterprise (Embedded)


    I've recently got a Lenovo ThinkCentre M920q from ebay, said it has windows 10 but it has 10 IoT Enterprise.
    Its a Thinksmart edition if it makes any difference?

    Looking at the Lenovo site, it says "When using the embedded Microsoft Windows 10 IOT Enterprise operating system....."

    What does embedded mean for the OS?
    Never used IoT enterprise, can't even find the recovery media from Lenovo even though it's still got 6m left on warranty.

    as a side note,
    I have tried to put in a different M.2 drive and installed 10 pro, but a strange thing happens on restarting the pc, when booting up the OS it says it it's checking for media, it never finds it, i turn the pc off by pressing the power button then on again and win10pro loads up fine, it does this all the time?
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  2. Posts : 6,393
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    bjproc said:

    Looking at the Lenovo site, it says "When using the embedded Microsoft Windows 10 IOT Enterprise operating system....."


    I have tried to put in a different M.2 drive and installed 10 pro, but a strange thing happens on restarting the pc, when booting up the OS it says it it's checking for media, it never finds it, i turn the pc off by pressing the power button then on again and win10pro loads up fine, it does this all the time?
    Is the Windows 10 IOT Enterprise activated?

    What do you mean by "when booting up the OS it says it it's checking for media"?
    By OS you mean the Win 10 USB installation drive or after it copying and expanding the files and booting from the first time from the M.2 drive.

    Did you boot the Win 10 USB installation drive as UEFI?

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT
    To install as Legacy-MBR you must boot the installation drive as Legacy
    To install as UEFI-GPT you must boot the installation drive as UEFI.

    As you have a UEFI BIOS, you should install as UEFI-GPT
    Detach any other drives (SATA or Power cable) from the MB.

    During POST, press F12(?) to launch the boot menu. You will see two options for the USB drive. USB UEFI (Name) and USB (Name). Select USB UEFI (Name) if you want to install as UEFI-GPT or select USB (name) if you want to install as Legacy-MBR.
    Go to install and delete ALL partitions on the main drive till you have one and only one unallocated space and then proceed.
    If you don't want to use MS account, don't enable updates or connect to the internet during installation.
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  3. Posts : 18,429
    Windows 11 Pro
       #3

    More than likely it is only the Product Key for Windows 10 IOT Enterprise embedded in UEFI firmware.
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  4. Posts : 111
    Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    @Megahertz

    I installed a new M2 drive.
    Installed Win 10 pro, on first reboot to go into the "were setting you up" part of set up it gave me a message saying checking for media on a black screen. I had to switch it off by pressing the power button, on pressing the power button again to turn the machine on it booted up perfectly.
    Once the install was fully complete i can reboot the machine and get the checking media message again, but as before turning it off and on again i can get back into windows.

    partition type is GPT
    System info says BIOS mode UEFI


    UPDATE:
    Just refitted the Win10 Pro M2 drive and it's rebooting as it should, strange as yesterday it was giving me the problems.
    I'll keep this drive in it and forget about the Enterprise version.
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  5. Posts : 821
    Windows 7
       #5

    bjproc said:
    Never used IoT enterprise, can't even find the recovery media from Lenovo even though it's still got 6m left on warranty.
    Lenovo's support site has a link where you can request a digital download, based on your S/N.
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