Beginner: How to determine if ISO contains VLSC or OEM-Image?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by TEN, May 8, 2017.

  1. TEN

    TEN MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    sorry for this beginners question but how can i determine if a certain Windows 10 ISO contains a VLSC, OEM or RETAIL-Version?

    Is there a real difference or is the Setup program just looking what kind of product key you are using to install the right "Channel"?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    TEN
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The iso filename will tell you what it contains.
     
  3. TEN

    TEN MDL Novice

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    OK, thank you for your reply but this seems not to be so easy :-(

    Just as an example: de_windows_10_multiple_editions_version_1607_updated_jul_2016_x64_dvd_9053906.iso

    ??

    Greetings TEN
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Official MSDN version (normally only available via subscription) which is identical to Insider Preview (IP) ISO from Techbench Dump. They are OEMRET with no key preinstalled.

    VLSC ISOs contain no Home version and come with VL key preinstalled.
     
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  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Code:
    ISO\sources\ei.cfg
    no ei.cfg = Retail (sometimes OEM, but you would need to mount install.wim registry to check installed key)

    there is no real difference, Windows editions licensing had been interchangable since Windows 8 (except few special edition that don't support VL or Retail)
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    AFAIK, this feature was introduced in NT 6.x, i.e. even Vista supports it.
     
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  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes, but Vista and 7 editions don't have volume licenses, except the ones supposed to support KMS :biggrin: