Windows 10: Activation troubleshooting

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  1.    20 Oct 2017 #131

    MPSAN said: View Post
    Thank you. I can try this. By losing Enterprise features, I assume that GPEDIT is not one of them although I have 2 systems that are not Enterprise and they have all that I need.
    I doubt you notice the difference. GPEDIT is still there, Remote desktop too. I have a link to the feature list someplace. Will have look for it.

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  2.    20 Oct 2017 #132

    Hi Alpha,

    Its not a question of whose's right or wrong
    Its about sharing our knowledge, we each have our own speciality.

    Im no IT Pro, learnt over on 7 watching and learning from Noeldp.

    Roy
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  3.    20 Oct 2017 #133

    hawkman said: View Post
    Hi Alpha,

    Its not a question of whose's right or wrong
    Its about sharing our knowledge, we each have our own speciality.

    Im no IT Pro, learnt over on 7 watching and learning from Noeldp.

    Roy
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  4.    20 Oct 2017 #134

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I doubt you notice the difference. GPEDIT is still there, Remote desktop too. I have a link to the feature list someplace. Will have look for it.

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    OK, so it looks like Windows 10 Pro will do. I assume it will like the 64 bit Enterprise I am using.
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  5.    03 Feb 2018 #135

    Activating Windows 10S


    As posted elsewhere, Win 10S and Win 10 Pro licences are interchangeable.

    To test this I installed Win 10S and not having a product key, it was naturally not activated.

    Proceeded to change the key to Win 10 Pro and the edition changed to that with a digital licence linked to MSA.
    Then changed the key again to a generic Win 10S key and after it temporarily lost activation during the edition switch, it then activated as Win 10S.
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  6.    03 Feb 2018 #136

    I had suspected that. I also had done an install without entering a key, mine activated though. That PC already had a DL for Pro. It was assumed it used that to activate. No easy way to prove it, not for me anyway. Not without using a VM or something. All my PC's now have multiple DL's for just about every Edition of W 10. Most from doing test installs like you just did.

    Makes one wonder why you would use 10 S, unless forced too? Or really really had a need too. And what's to stop Joe Student upgrading to Pro the first time they get a chance? Block it via GPO I guess?
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  7.    30 Mar 2018 #137

    I've been checking the licensing logs that gets produced with licensingdiag, but there does not seem to be much interesting in the event logs - prolly b'cos I've not had activation issues (I still have to force de-activation on VM's to see if anything juicy pops up - may have to go to the 'dark side' for that... but this is a meatier script we did with the BSOD guys recently.

    Just putting it out there in case it comes in handy...
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.137 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       30 Mar 2018 #138

    Thanks!

    Shows all relevant info, in a nicely formatted text file and I find it very useful. But of course I had to comment out the lines that hides my keys. (great that the script does hide those by default though)
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  9.    30 Mar 2018 #139

    Yup, thanx... was thinking of adding a param to display the key - however this is for diagnostics and we rather not at his stage.
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  10.    07 Apr 2018 #140

    With the upgrade to 17133.1 additional data gets extracted under Clip

    Code:
    +Registry: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSVC\Parameters
      LastBiosKey: ***** - ***** - ***** - ***** - KD782
      ProcessBiosKey: 1
    Not sure what the purpose is though, I mean last bios key? as if there are others? Odd.

    PS: Running the latest script added to the OP will give this info.
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