Difference between VL and Non-VL image

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by marhycz, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. marhycz

    marhycz MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I am on this forum since Windows 7 era and I´ve read through a lot of threads over that time, but I can´t remember, if I´ve stumbled on answer about what is the real difference between for e.g. Windows 10 Enterprise VL vs Windows 10 Enterprise ISO.

    Because you can use VL and Retail keys on both editions. So I think that the images have always been the same, only key changes the activation method. Am I wrong?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #2 s1ave77, Aug 19, 2017
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    Former has gVLK (generic Volume License Key for KMS activation) preinstalled, the latter the generic Retail key. Iirc no other differences.

    There should be no differences between both.
     
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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The above description is applicable for Education, Pro & Server SKUs, as Enterprise is VL only SKU it always comes with GVLK preinstalled.
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    :doh:. Yeah, short check of pkeyconfig info would have showed that there's no Retail channel for Enterprise (only for the EVAL).
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, technically EnterpriseEval is separate SKU.

    :p
     
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