Windows 10: Windows 10 Home SL activated but I have never installed it before!

  1.    13 Feb 2018 #1

    Windows 10 Home SL activated but I have never installed it before!


    Well, this is odd. I was doing an experiment seeing if I could upgrade a 10 Home SL to PRO keeping all programs etc. Of course, this is possible with Home.

    So I clean installed Home SL in a VM with a PRO digital licence fully expecting it to be unactivated as I have never installed an SL version ever on any pc or vm before, and I do not even possess an SL licence. Laptop has an embedded 8.1 core licence.

    So my flabber was gasted when it activated automatically.

    I cannot think of a single reason why this should have activated!
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  2.    13 Feb 2018 #2

    Seems you're not the only one and there's a whole thread about it on the MDL site

    Is MSFT giving away HWID/Digital Licenses for Home (+N) and Pro (+N) for free? | My Digital Life Forums
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  3.    14 Feb 2018 #3

    Yup, makes sense having a Pro licence and downgrading for free... (I doubt anybody will purchase a Pro licence then again pay for the priviledge of using a lesser-feature edition)

    BTW: Regarding SL...

    I note there is an upgrade path to Professional SingleLanguage

    Code:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.16299.15
    
    Image Version: 10.0.17093.1000
    
    Editions that can be upgraded to:
    
    Target Edition : ProfessionalEducation
    Target Edition : ProfessionalWorkstation
    Target Edition : Education
    Target Edition : ProfessionalCountrySpecific
    Target Edition : ProfessionalSingleLanguage
    Target Edition : ServerRdsh
    Target Edition : Enterprise
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    .. but I can't find any key association in the licence files (?)

    ProfessionalEducation and ProfessionalWorkstation are there, however.

    PS: ProfessionalCountrySpecific also not there...
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  4.    14 Feb 2018 #4

    Superfly said: View Post
    Yup, makes sense having a Pro licence and downgrading for free... (I doubt anybody will purchase a Pro licence then again pay for the priviledge of using a lesser-feature edition)

    BTW: Regarding SL...

    I note there is an upgrade path to Professional SingleLanguage

    Code:
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.16299.15
    
    Image Version: 10.0.17093.1000
    
    Editions that can be upgraded to:
    
    Target Edition : ProfessionalEducation
    Target Edition : ProfessionalWorkstation
    Target Edition : Education
    Target Edition : ProfessionalCountrySpecific
    Target Edition : ProfessionalSingleLanguage
    Target Edition : ServerRdsh
    Target Edition : Enterprise
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    .. but I can't find any key association in the licence files (?)

    ProfessionalEducation and ProfessionalWorkstation are there, however.

    PS: ProfessionalCountrySpecific also not there...
    I upgraded the Home SL to full multi languagd PRO using generic key. Tested it by adding French language.

    AFAIK, there is no Pro SL version or licence. I think DISM info is just erroneous.

    Re. SL activation, it just seems to be a glitch based on above MDSN link :-).
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