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  1. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #1

    Windows 10 retail ?


    Hello... I'm curious to know what is listed under activation for this version ( windows 10 retail ) not OEM or upgraded to 10 but rather a fresh clean install with a windows 10 retail iso file or usb . Also, is it true those usb stick which Microsoft is selling windows 10 is only the original version ? They don't come out with newer version once its available ? Thanks
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  2.    18 Dec 2017 #2

    There is no such thing as a "retail" ISO or USB. The ISO image includes everything and you enter your key (or don't) when you install it.

    If you buy Windows on USB they obviously do not send you a new USB every time there is an upgrade until the end of time - that would be absurd.

    If you go to the MS site then you can get the latest version. It is here: Download Windows 10
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  3.    18 Dec 2017 #3

    It wil say retail if you run slmgr /dlv and have a genuine retail standalone licence.

    It is not true usb stick is original build but it could still be out of date if old stock.

    Just download latest version using media creation tool.
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  4. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #4

    lx07 said: View Post
    There is no such thing as a "retail" ISO or USB. The ISO image includes everything and you enter your key (or don't) when you install it.

    If you buy Windows on USB they obviously do not send you a new USB every time there is an upgrade until the end of time - that would be absurd.

    If you go to the MS site then you can get the latest version. It is here: Download Windows 10
    Yes there is an retail windows 10, maybe where you're living there isn't but if one goes into a Microsoft store or where ever they sell retail version you'll notice this . Windows 10 is sold in 3 ways Retail or OEM & Upgrade and each have a different price, retail is the most expensive of the 3
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  5. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    It wil say retail if you run slmgr /dlv and have a genuine retail standalone licence.

    It is not true usb stick is original build but it could still be out of date if old stock.

    Just download latest version using media creation tool.
    How are you so sure with the newer builds? Reason why I'm asking I happen to be in a Microsoft store and spoke with their top guy lol and I asked him about the usb stick version. The dude said Microsoft has never updated their usb flash stick to newer versions
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  6.    18 Dec 2017 #6

    sn00ker said: View Post
    How are you so sure with the newer builds? Reason why I'm asking I happen to be in a Microsoft store and spoke with their top guy lol and I asked him about the usb stick version. The dude said Microsoft has never updated their usb flash stick to newer versions
    Why do you care though?

    You can download it.
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       18 Dec 2017 #7

    Yep must download from MCT and let it overwrite your USB it will have the latest version, no problems your product key will determine what version is installed retail, Oem, upgrade, Pro, etc is all determined by your product key embedded in your MB or typed in by your for a clean install on a new machine.
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  8. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #8

    lx07 said: View Post
    Why do you care though?

    You can download it.
    Why I care I'm curious as to what a retail version shows under activate, its the whole point to my question
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  9. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #9

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    Yep must download from MCT and let it overwrite your USB it will have the latest version, no problems your product key will determine what version is installed retail, Oem, upgrade, Pro, etc is all determined by your product key embedded in your MB or typed in by your for a clean install on a new machine.
    Thanks for your input but it doesn't answer my question
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  10. sn00ker's Avatar
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       18 Dec 2017 #10

    cereberus said: View Post
    It wil say retail if you run slmgr /dlv and have a genuine retail standalone licence.

    It is not true usb stick is original build but it could still be out of date if old stock.

    Just download latest version using media creation tool.
    After looking into it more you're right . The manager at the store lied with his BS, they do sell the latest
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