Activate windows 10 for short time using regedit

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Tejasvi88, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Tejasvi88

    Tejasvi88 MDL Novice

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    Is there any way to activate windows momentarily using regedit?
    Situation :
    Installed windows 10 pro from [windows upgrade esd to iso]. Used no product key during installation. Without license, it is effectively Windows 10 S + no personalization. It implies no non-UWP could be run except few(notepad, etc) which are of no use. Booting in safe mode enables to use cmd(hence regedit) but it works only for applications in system32 folder. From regedit I was able to access file explorer then you script which eventually not worked.
    So long story short, is there any way to remove the restriction on application for a moment, for using autokms.
     
  2. Tejasvi88

    Tejasvi88 MDL Novice

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    Is not cloud or 10s exactly. I was installing using pro esd. It's like reduced functionality mode. Any way to activate externally like from other os? I've pro installed in other partition.
     
  3. Tejasvi88

    Tejasvi88 MDL Novice

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    Somewhat related to what you said.
     

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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    10 S = Cloud = only running UWP apps.

    Since 16299.15 there is no Pro only ESD, all are AIO.
     
  5. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Even if you use NO KEY to install Pro or Enterprise or Home, autokms will work, just use it. (I use the USB to AutoKMS)
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #7 Enthousiast, Jan 5, 2018
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    If it's Cloud aka S (as stated at the OP) no .cmd or exe will be able to be run. He either has to upgrade to pro, using the generic pro key (3v66t if it still works) and if it has finished upgrading to pro, he can use any KMS solution hosted on MDL to activate.

    Cloud is not advised to run on systems that didn't came with it pre-installed. The upgrade to pro will not unlock all blockages, in my experiences in vm and my test pc.

    ps, maybe the OP can post a usable screen of relevant info, the "about" tab from the settings for instance?
    Settings > System > About.
     
  7. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    OP says
    Situation :
    Installed windows 10 pro from [windows upgrade esd to iso]. Used no product key during installation. -----
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    And followed by:
    The intention to install Pro failed and he ended up with Cloud, like when 16299.15 first was released and people used an old ESD>ISO tool, which ended up with installing Cloud instead of the desired SKU.
     
  9. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #10 xinso, Jan 5, 2018
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    Once the Cloud edition (Windows 10 S) was installed, it's too late to remove the restriction.

    BTW, the Cloud has no GVLK (KMS) channel.
     
  10. Tejasvi88

    Tejasvi88 MDL Novice

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    Screenshot (1).png

    So the question reduces to:
    Can we install any non-UWP app in Windows S (hence KMS tool) somehow internally or externally?
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    By key/msdm or HWID for Pro only.
     
  12. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Member

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    Is Microsoft still giving free Pro version upgrade to cloud OS? I had read that somewhere. So just entering generic Pro key would work?
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It will upgrade to pro, but doesn't activate if there is no previously established and confirmed HWID for Pro, and it won't unlock, read a few posts up.