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  1. Superfly's Avatar
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       #141

    Kyhi said:
    Not sure if you intended or tested ShowKey in a custom WinPE - But it works with .NET 4/4.5 installed..
    Reads the embedded key and the Off-line registry hive.. So 10 Stars in my book...
    Groovy... You are a star!

    simrick said:
    Okay will do.
    Thanx buddy
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  2. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #142

    Well, now I need your help.. Here is the problem I am having, with a test version of Custom Win10PE

    .NET v46 is installed and the program launches - BUT the Display Windows is all Black..

    I can hover and get tool tips and when I click the area of close, the button turns blue..

    So somewhere I am Missing a File(s) dependence required for the proper display of the popup window..

    Any idea what file(s) I may be missing ??

    Thank You
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  3. Superfly's Avatar
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       #143

    Kyhi said:
    Well, now I need your help.. Here is the problem I am having, with a test version of Custom Win10PE

    .NET v46 is installed and the program launches - BUT the Display Windows is all Black..

    I can hover and get tool tips and when I click the area of close, the button turns blue..

    So somewhere I am Missing a File(s) dependence required for the proper display of the popup window..

    Any idea what file(s) I may be missing ??

    Thank You
    I think it's due to registry settings - it applies those in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors on launching.

    Version 5655 does not need it and may be better for WinPE environment, unless you prefer me to compile this one without the theming element?
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  4. simrick's Avatar
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       #144

    alphanumeric said:
    Has anybody gotten access to a OEM PC with Windows 10 pre-installed? I'm curious as to whether they use OEM embedded keys or not, or if Microsoft changed things all around again? I'm not in the marker for that type of purchase any time soon. My next build will be a home built desktop PC.
    alphanumeric said:
    Superfly can likely better answer that question. Hmm, run showkey on it and see what it reports for a key. Then Google the last 5 characters to see if its a generic key or a unigue key. I just want to know if its embedded in the BIOS or not. Superfly probably wants a bit more info than that. Keep the product code secrete obviously.
    Appears to be a unique key.

    Superfly said:
    Yep, that was what I was wondering as well... read somewhere that the OEM's do a digital entitlement instead if injecting a key, although Win 10 OEM:DM keys are supported.
    Superfly said:
    Run ShowKey on it for us... just wanna check if there is an MSDM table. Thanx.
    Okay, was able to get to it today:

    This is from a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop
    Windows Product Key Information

    Product Name: Windows 10 Home

    Product ID: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-AAOEM

    Installed Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-J4393

    OEM Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-J4393

    OEM Edition: Win 10 RTM Core OEM:DM
    So, what does this tell us?


    Superfly said:
    Thanx buddy :D
    Actually, it's buddette! ;-) and you're quite welcome!
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  5. Superfly's Avatar
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       #145

    simrick said:
    Appears to be a unique key.





    Okay, was able to get to it today:

    This is from a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop
    Windows Product Key Information

    Product Name: Windows 10 Home

    Product ID: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-AAOEM

    Installed Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-J4393

    OEM Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-J4393

    OEM Edition: Win 10 RTM Core OEMM
    So, what does this tell us?




    Actually, it's buddette! ;-) and you're quite welcome!
    Apologies buddette
    ... basically means business as usual (same structure as Win8) - which is good as digital entitlement would have been much harder to troubleshoot activation issues.

    Thank you for your trouble.
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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #146

    That they do in fact use OEM embedded keys in the BIOS for factory OEM Windows 10 installs. That's what it looks like to me anyway. I'll let superfly confirm it though.

    EDIT: lol, I type to slow.
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  7. simrick's Avatar
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    W10Prox64
       #147

    Superfly said:
    Apologies buddette
    ... basically means business as usual (same structure as Win8) - which is good as digital entitlement would have been much harder to troubleshoot activation issues.

    Thank you for your trouble.
    Ha! No problem. Happy to help when I can.

    alphanumeric said:
    That they do in fact use OEM embedded keys in the BIOS for factory OEM Windows 10 installs. That's what it looks like to me anyway. I'll let superfly confirm it though.

    EDIT: lol, I type to slow.
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  8. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #148

    I can add registry keys - but works OK in Win8.1PE without them...
    So I assume it is a system32\ *.dll , that I am missing..

    You have link for 5655 ??
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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       #149

    Kyhi said:
    I can add registry keys - but works OK in Win8.1PE without them...
    So I assume it is a system32\ *.dll , that I am missing..

    You have link for 5655 ??
    Interesting... I'll need to check and see if I can merge all dependencies into the exe.

    I'm not at my dev. machine, but found this link on the net. ShowKeyPlus.exe — RGhost — file sharing
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  10. Kyhi's Avatar
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    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #150

    The control panel colors are in the win10PE registry already...

    One dependency I found was needed in win8.1PE was . Pidgenx.dll

    Once program launched error message showed pidgenx.dll missing > added to PE and worked..

    EDIT:

    Thanks..

    v5655 Displays correctly in my Win8.1PE / Win10PE, so has to be something to do with program scheme in new version
    Like I said CP Registry keys already there.. So there must be another dependency somewhere
    Last edited by Kyhi; 12 Oct 2015 at 14:11.
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