Windows 10: Tablet upgrade, retrieve 8.1 key

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  1.    11 Apr 2016 #41

    OK, so I enter the key into Showkey Plus, it comes back with:
    Win 8.1 RTM CoreConnected OEM : DM

    On the tablet:
    Winver shows Windows 10, verion 1511, 10586.104, Windows 10 Home Single Language.

    slmgr /dlv - I hope these are the relevant items:
    Name:Windows(R), CoreSingleLanguage edition.
    Description:Windows(R) Operating System, RETAIL channel
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #42

    Why did you install the single language edition? That's what your problem is. You want just plain Windows 10. Not N, not KN, not Single Language Edition - just plain Windows 10 - Home version.
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #43

    Hi,

    His core version is single language too though...
    No idea about all that works out activation wise but I see the logic in going form single language core to single language Home edition.

    Cheers,
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  4.    11 Apr 2016 #44

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    His core version is single language too though...
    No, it isn't. It's Core Connected. That means Windows 8.1 with Bing - which upgrades to Windows 10 Home (with nothing after it, again, not N, not KN, and NOT SINGLE LANGUAGE!)

    fdegrove said: View Post
    No idea about all that works out activation wise but I see the logic in going form single language core to single language Home edition.
    That would be logical if Showkey reported that the Windows 8.1 product key was for Windows 8.1 Single Language, but that is not what showkey reported.
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  5.    11 Apr 2016 #45

    As I recall, the Windows 10 installation process didn't offer me 'Windows 10 Home' as one of the choices.
    Home Single Language was the only 'Home' version available to choose.
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  6.    11 Apr 2016 #46

    markweatherill said: View Post
    As I recall, the Windows 10 installation process didn't offer me 'Windows 10 Home' as one of the choices.
    Home Single Language was the only 'Home' version available to choose.
    You need to download just plain "Windows 10". That's it. Nothing behind it. Just plain "Windows 10". You do have to pick 32-bit or 64-bit.

    Then when the install starts, after you click "I don't have a product key", it will ask you if you want to install Home or Pro. With the November update (build 10586), Microsoft combined Home and Pro into the same setup files.

    Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ - Windows Help


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  7.    11 Apr 2016 #47

    markweatherill said: View Post
    As I recall, the Windows 10 installation process didn't offer me 'Windows 10 Home' as one of the choices.
    Home Single Language was the only 'Home' version available to choose.
    The download options confuse a lot of people. The one listed as just Windows 10, is a multi edition ISO that can install Home or Pro. Quit a few see the 10 Home but miss the Single Language part of just don't know what it actually means. You'll have to download the correct ISO and start over. SL will only accept SL keys. You need the one listed simply as Windows 10.
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  8.    11 Apr 2016 #48

    ^^^^^Very true!
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  9.    11 Apr 2016 #49

    Hi,

    No, it isn't. It's Core Connected.
    You're correct. I mistook the slmgr /dlv output for what he had originally but that's just what he had installed.

    Sorry 'bout that.


    I agree that the download options can be confusing. Had me fooled a couple of times too.

    Cheers,
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  10.    11 Apr 2016 #50

    fdegrove said: View Post
    You're correct. I mistook the slmgr /dlv output for what he had originally but that's just what he had installed.
    I can see that happening :-)
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