Windows 10: Download an ISO that matches installed version of Windows 10?

  1.    26 Dec 2016 #1

    Download an ISO that matches installed version of Windows 10?

    I want to do a repair install from disc, but the DVD I made a couple weeks ago of 10 Pro x64 single language English version 1607 is rejecting the key that a Microsoft tech remotely added after a motherboard change made Windows decide to not be activated. A keyfinder program shows the same key.

    Winver says it's 1607 14393.576

    Originally this was a free 10 upgrade from OEM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - now with the key I *should* be able to do a clean or repair install off a DVD-R, if I can get an ISO that matches the key.
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Dec 2016 #2

    Technically a new motherboard means you have a new PC.

    But apparently you can still use a W7 or 8, 8.1 key to activate 10.

    Normally, If you wanted to clean install 10 you would just click skip when it asks for a key, because you would have a digital license.

    But you changed the motherboard.

    But the member here was able to take a drive from an older board and install it on new equipment and get it to activate.

    When you download a Windows 10 Iso file it does not give you a choice for Home or Pro, I think they are both on the disc.

    This is the latest Iso file there is.
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  3.    26 Dec 2016 #3

    I just checked the ISO I downloaded. It's Home, not Pro. Seems that where I downloaded it got their links crossed up. :P Why not get it from MS? Because it's not been reliable getting them from MS on a 1.5meg DSL so I found a site that'd work with DownThemAll.

    Now off to find a proper Pro ISO

    Edit: It's *Microsoft* that has things screwed up! Just got done downloading from here Access Denied I made #$#%#%^ certain I selected PRO and I got HOME.
    Last edited by Galane; 26 Dec 2016 at 14:30.
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  4.    27 Dec 2016 #4

    I'm downloading from, maybe. Having to do it again because their server cut off the download a few kilobytes short of finishing and it wouldn't resume.

    Just my luck. Back when I did my first 10 upgrade, right after the 1511 build was released, I downloaded the media creation tool and it downloaded the RTM version.
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  5.    27 Dec 2016 #5

    As far as I know ISO for Home or PRO are same, it only depends on license which way it will be installed.
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  6.    27 Dec 2016 #6

    Correct, the standard Windows 10 ISO file contains both Home and Pro. If Windows setup finds or is pprovided with a product key, it will install the matching version.

    If no product key is found or entered, setup will ask which version to install.
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