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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2016 #11

    K. So you should be upgrading to Windows 10 Pro. Not Single Language, not "N" edition, just plain Windows 10 Pro. The current download option to get that from Microsoft will be just plain Windows 10 with nothing else behind it. That will get you both Windows 10 Pro and Home versions.

    What I would do from here is get a Windows 10 ISO:
    Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    I prefer option 1 from above.

    Mount the ISO in Windows 7:
    How do I mount iso image file in Windows 7?

    Grab the genuineticket.xml file and save it to a USB thumb drive or other external storage device/location. Do steps 1-6 here and stop:
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

    After that is done, then run setup.exe from the mounted ISO file from inside Windows 7, it should upgrade to Windows 10 Pro with no input from you asking for a product key or which version you want to install.

    NOTE: because the Windows 7 product key installed is OEM:SLP, it cannot be entered manually to activate either Windows 7 or Windows 10. That's why you want to grab the genuineticket.xml file (for future use if something goes wrong), and want to do an in-place upgrade. You can just move onto a clean install using the genuineticket.xml file if you want to, but if it were me, I would attempt to do the in place upgrade first because if the in place upgrade asks you for a product key, you probably have the wrong edition of Windows 10 downloaded.
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  2.    23 Jun 2016 #12

    Looks good... re-arm seems a bit low - but that's irrelevant and should not affect the Win 10 Pro upgrade.

    We need to see the same on Win 10 though. Post those screenshots so we can compare wot's-wot.

    Edit: Actually I need some to test WDT, so this may be a good opportunity to test that - post a diagnostic report.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2016
    NW CT USA
    Posts : 69
    XP, 7, 10
       23 Jun 2016 #13

    Does anyone offer genuineticket.xml as a download?
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  4.    23 Jun 2016 #14

    CTPhil said: View Post
    Does anyone offer genuineticket.xml as a download?
    No, GT is specific to the PC being activated - it contains the Hardware Id required for digital entitlement.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2016 #15

    CTPhil said: View Post
    Does anyone offer genuineticket.xml as a download?

    Superfly said: View Post
    No, GT is specific to the PC being activated - it contains the Hardware Id required for digital entitlement.
    and you generate it by copying gatherosstate.exe from the sources folder of a Windows 10 ISO file or Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD to your desktop. Run it from the desktop (I think it might have to be run as administrator, but not sure). genuineticket.xml will then appear on your desktop.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2016
    NW CT USA
    Posts : 69
    XP, 7, 10
       23 Jun 2016 #16

    So gatherosstate.exe is generic, and you run it on the computer that you've just clean installed 10 on offline, then put the resulting file in the proper place in the Windows folder. Then when you go on line MS finds it?
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2016 #17

    Not quite. gatherosstate.exe is generic. You run it on the Windows 7/8/8.1 before you upgrade. That saves the license information for the WIndows 7/8/8.1 in the genuineticket.xml file. After installing Windows 10, then you copy the genuineticket.xml from Windows 7/8/8.1 which contains the old license into the proper folder in the Windows 10 and Windows 10 will use that to activate itself as an upgrade from the Windows 7/8/8.1 the genuineticket.xml file was from.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2016
    NW CT USA
    Posts : 69
    XP, 7, 10
       23 Jun 2016 #18

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Not quite. gatherosstate.exe is generic. You run it on the Windows 7/8/8.1 before you upgrade. That saves the license information for the WIndows 7/8/8.1 in the genuineticket.xml file. After installing Windows 10, then you copy the genuineticket.xml from Windows 7/8/8.1 which contains the old license into the proper folder in the Windows 10 and Windows 10 will use that to activate itself as an upgrade from the Windows 7/8/8.1 the genuineticket.xml file was from.
    Ah, that makes sense, thanks for the clarification! So this doesn't guarantee activation, it just helps Windows get it right if you are entitled to digital entitlement?
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  9. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,847
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2016 #19

    CTPhil said: View Post
    Ah, that makes sense, thanks for the clarification! So this doesn't guarantee activation, it just helps Windows get it right if you are entitled to digital entitlement?
    It's as close to guaranteed activation as you can get. An in-place upgrade uses the exact same method to activate from the previous Windows 7/8/8.1.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2016
    NW CT USA
    Posts : 69
    XP, 7, 10
       23 Jun 2016 #20

    Thanks, I'm going to give that a go.
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