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  1. Posts : 3,446
    Thread Starter
       #1241

    Well it seems it may indeed have changed

    I installed 19041 Home and got a Win 10 Home OEM generic using a Win 8 OEM NonSLP (System builder) key

    It has the Home OEM generic key (see here Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions)

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    So it appears from18985.1 onward the OEM generic is used.
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1242

    Superfly said:
    Well it seems it may indeed have changed

    I installed 19041 Home and got a Win 10 Home OEM generic using a Win 8 OEM NonSLP (System builder) key

    It has the Home OEM generic key (see here Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions)

    ShowKeyPlus-capture.png

    So it appears from18985.1 onward the OEM generic is used.
    So they fixed the License description after 4.5 years.
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    Thread Starter
       #1243

    RK1997 said:
    So they fixed the License description after 4.5 years.
    LOL...

    Yup... they were so concentrating on Windows Phone and UWP (one deprecated the other to be scaled down... ) that they forgot the basics...!
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  4. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1244

    Superfly said:
    I installed 19041 Home and got a Win 10 Home OEM generic using a Win 8 OEM NonSLP (System builder) key

    It has the Home OEM generic key
    Was 19041 Home installed on a PC on which Windows 10 had previously been activated via the Win 8 OEM NonSLP (System builder) key?
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  5. Posts : 3,446
    Thread Starter
       #1245

    Matthew Wai said:
    Was 19041 Home installed on a PC on which Windows 10 had previously been activated via the Win 8 OEM NonSLP (System builder) key?
    Nope - cleanly installed VM - The key has never been used.

    The Host has Win Pro for Workstations - it's a virgin activation.
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  6. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1246

    If so, the OEM key might be tied to the VM and cannot be used on another device.
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  7. Posts : 3,446
    Thread Starter
       #1247

    Matthew Wai said:
    If so, the OEM key might be tied to the VM and cannot be used on another device.
    Yup, that's why I don't do much testing with OEM keys...
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  8. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1248

    RK1997 said:
    When I used my old PC's Windows 7 Home Basic's OEM key on Windows 10 Home, slmgr/dli showed that the license has turned retail and showed the Generic Windows 10 Home key.
    If you upgrade to 18985.1 or later, it may turn back to OEM.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #1249

    Does the System Builder key return the same info as the OEM?
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  10. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1250

    Matthew Wai said:
    If you upgrade to 18985.1 or later, it may turn back to OEM.
    Well, I downgraded that PC to Windows 8.1 as 10 lagged on it.
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