Windows 10 Pro N - Clean Install to SSD Solved

  1.    19 Oct 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Pro N - Clean Install to SSD

    I'm installing a SSD on my computer and want to start off with a fresh copy of Windows 10.

    My current OS is Windows 10 Pro N.

    I'm guessing Microsoft wants my new install to be the N version as well.

    I downloaded an iso of Windows 10 Pro N and want to put in on a USB stick for the installation.

    I just started the Windows Media Creation tool but the only option it gives me is Windows 10 Pro 32 bit or 64 bit.

    Because I currently have
    Windows 10 Pro N, do I have to install that version or will it all get sorted out after installation?
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  2. Jimmyb's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
       19 Oct 2017 #2
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  3.    19 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks, but I'm not concerned with installing the media features that the N Edition lacks. I know how to do that.

    I'm wondering if I have to specifically install Windows 10 Pro N, since that is what I currently have, or if installing the generic version of 10 Pro that the Media Creation tool makes is OK.
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  4.    19 Oct 2017 #4

    I found my original USB stick with Windows 10 Pro N on it so my problem is solved.
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  5.    19 Oct 2017 #5

    Lazlo said: View Post
    I found my original USB stick with Windows 10 Pro N on it so my problem is solved.
    Except you have installed an old version. The media creation tool download contains latest N and normal versions - you just choose during installation.
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  6.    19 Oct 2017 #6

    Perfect! That's what I needed to know.

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  7.    19 Oct 2017 #7

    Holy cow... the ISO file from the media creation tool contains:

    G:\x64\sources>dism /get-wiminfo /wimfile:install.esd
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.16299.15
    Details for image : install.esd
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 10 S
    Description : Windows 10 S
    Size : 15,748,508,043 bytes
    Index : 2
    Name : Windows 10 S N
    Description : Windows 10 S N
    Size : 14,682,635,068 bytes
    Index : 3
    Name : Windows 10 Home
    Description : Windows 10 Home
    Size : 15,567,580,753 bytes
    Index : 4
    Name : Windows 10 Home N
    Description : Windows 10 Home N
    Size : 14,496,690,559 bytes
    Index : 5
    Name : Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Description : Windows 10 Home Single Language
    Size : 15,569,063,438 bytes
    Index : 6
    Name : Windows 10 Education
    Description : Windows 10 Education
    Size : 15,746,024,004 bytes
    Index : 7
    Name : Windows 10 Education N
    Description : Windows 10 Education N
    Size : 14,680,122,009 bytes
    Index : 8
    Name : Windows 10 Pro
    Description : Windows 10 Pro
    Size : 15,746,775,851 bytes
    Index : 9
    Name : Windows 10 Pro N
    Description : Windows 10 Pro N
    Size : 14,680,828,085 bytes
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Oct 2017 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Holy cow... the ISO file from the media creation tool contains...
    Is that the en-us esd? I'd already spotted that in my en-gb esd. Interesting to note that....
    Bree said:
    The sizes shown for each edition are the same in the official release as they were when I checked the early 'leaked' one.
    Also, we're going to have to be very careful what index number we use with dism from now on...

    Bree said:
    Note that the index numbers to use for Home and Pro have changed - Home is 3 and Pro is 8 now.
    Cumulative Update KB4043961 Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299.19
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  9.    20 Oct 2017 #9

    It looks like the MCT and my MSDN ISO are finally the same. This is what is shown for info for my MSDN Multi edition ISO.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	10 multi MSDN Capture.PNG 
Views:	10 
Size:	24.9 KB 
ID:	159194
    Before the Fall Update multi was only Home and Pro. N was a separate ISO, Education was a separate ISO, Education N was a separate ISO etc etc. Now there are only two Multi, and Multi VL that has Enterprise, Pro, and Education on it. Now I only have to download 2 ISO's to have all that I need.
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