[DISCUSSION] Windows 10 Pro for Workstations SKU

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Micro, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. ftlnparis

    ftlnparis MDL Novice

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    Enthousiast : Now that I have genuine token and am activated on Workstation 17134.165 , is this activation stored with microsoft also ? If I ever reinstall will I always need to import my genuine token or will it automatically activate ? Cheers, FTLN
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    If you've established the HWID it is saved at MSFT servers, you can link it to a MSA but as long as the hardware doesn't change significantly it's not needed.
     
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  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Ofcourse, HWID activation is stored on MS servers, not your local machine, no matter what SKU
     
  4. ftlnparis

    ftlnparis MDL Novice

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    So what is the point of generating a genuineticket.xml and backing it up ?
     
  5. rcstar6696

    rcstar6696 MDL Senior Member

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    #1706 rcstar6696, Jul 14, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2018
    -snip-
     
  6. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

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    I am running regular Pro version which, at the time of purchase, I bought the licence particularly for the included ReFS feature. As we know, MS took that away from us after a few major builds.

    Question: While running Pro, can I install Pro for Workstations within Hyper-V and format an external drive as ReFS while running from the virtual machine?

    It seems that MS has blocked any ReFS format in 1803 using all of the old registry tricks and even blocks third party programs such as Easus Partition Master from formatting ReFS as well. I've got about a dozen external backups drives which are all ReFS, with the exception of one new drive.

    Thank you for your time. :)
     
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  7. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign MDL Addicted

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    Since I left this question out there and have since figured out the solution, I wanted to leave the solution here just in case any other users have a similar question.

    Solution: Create a virtual machine in Hyper-V on running Pro system of Enterprise SKU (or Pro for Workstations) and utilize the USB Passthrough feature of Hyper-V to take access away from the external drive from the Host, and therefore give full access to that external drive within the Guest OS (Enterprise) which you can at that point successfully format with ReFS and at that point Pro or any other Windows 10 build can access this ReFS volume on external drive as per normal.

    But be aware of backwards compatibility with different ReFS file system versions on older builds of Windows 10.
     
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  8. Wishbringer

    Wishbringer MDL Junior Member

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    While installing 16278 ProWS (even while offline), now a message pops up, that build is expired and you have to download a new build.
    Can't get a digital license with that build anymore... (method see #1703)

    Is there are an permanent activation method with newer insiders possible?
     
  9. 600415

    600415 MDL Member

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    Have you tried changing the clock?
     
  10. Wishbringer

    Wishbringer MDL Junior Member

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  11. wladw

    wladw MDL Member

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    Can we download and install Windows 10 1809 RS5 Pro for Workstations SKU right now? It's available on Businness or Consumer esd?
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Please read the info at the OP of the 17763.1 sticky thread.
     
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  13. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, I am thinking of getting Pro for Workstations for my home pc. I want to know does it work well on a regular pc (not a workstation)? Is it as fast as Enterprise or Pro? Dell Inspiron 3650, 6th Gen i7, 16GB RAM, Intel HD 530. I'd like to try the "Ultimate Performance" settings. So should I stay with Pro or Enterprise or should I upgrade to Pro for Workstations?
     
  14. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 MDL Addicted

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    I don't think it has any "unique advantages" for a normal pc & as for ultimate performance power plan you can get it on pro/enterprise too(some people here have uploaded this plan settings which can be imported).
     
  15. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, thanks for your reply. So it runs just as fast? That's good. I will think about downloading it.
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It will only have benefits on systems with specific hardware, for home use it's not really interesting.

    From 17134.1 and up MSFT finally has the license switches 100% correctly working, and the HWID will still work (the difference is, you can now also clean install or upgrade to 17763.xxx).
     
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  17. Mlke9876

    Mlke9876 MDL Member

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    Hi, I activated my Home to Pro for Workstations using Microsoft Toolkit. There was some updating but now I have it. (1809 17763.55) It says 180 days. (Correct?) I will play with License Manager. Thanks!