[DISCUSSION] Windows 10 Pro for Workstations SKU

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

  1. Spawn182

    Spawn182 MDL Novice

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    Maybe the answer is three posts above my question :) ? I have activated my system via the 16278 -> 17134 route on a new partition and got the digital license (HWID). My main system on the same machine is a Pro install (digital license). Can I now switch this Pro (1809) to WS via entering a new serial to keep all my data and will I it be activated because of the digital license from the first step? Which serial do I need to switch editions? Thanks a lot and sorry when this was answered already several times, didn't find an answer in the last pages, there was always KMS involved it seems.
     
  2. WyldWolf

    WyldWolf MDL Junior Member

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    Hey @Enthousiast I usually wouldn't cross-post but not sure which area this would fall into just occurred to me here might be the best place since I've taken part in this discussion for a while so I'll bounce this off of you as well.

    Since proWS is now included as a virtual index as far as I can tell (hence the question) really no longer needs to be run through WES at all. Am I correct in that statement? And if so, is the following code that I've used in the past now the cleanest/quickest/most supported method to have the same end results as I did with RS3 and WES for CORE-->proWS = a single-index ISO image of ONLY proWS? I see proWS is now on both consumer and vlk, I assume consumer should be used to go the HWID route?

    Code:
    Dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:D:\WIN10\RS5\sources\install.wim /SourceIndex:10 /DestinationImageFile:D:\WIN10\RS5custom\sources\install.wim /DestinationName:"Windows 10 1809 ProWS"
    TIA!

    -WW
     
  3. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Back on Ws-Pro from LTSC I like the digital HWID instead of the KMS
     
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  4. weinter

    weinter MDL Senior Member

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    You mean Enterprise does not have HWID?
    I thought this activation technique can also be used with enterprise license?
     
  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Enterprise can have a HWID but not the LTSC version
     
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  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Are you sure bro? :D:p
     
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  7. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Yes !
     
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  8. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hmm I don' t have issues until now... have you?? :p
     
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  9. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    nope :p
     
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  10. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    :rofl:
     
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  11. rcstar6696

    rcstar6696 MDL Senior Member

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    #1735 rcstar6696, Oct 29, 2018
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  12. Sajjo

    Sajjo MDL Expert

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    How about you jump over here and use S-M-R-T SVF ISO CONVERTER to download genuine iso
     
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  13. jmh

    jmh MDL Novice

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    Anyone able to help me ? I get as far as getting the iso with pro-ws sku on it install it but it never activates, If i install just normall pro my OS activates when online digital license i believe no os install right now so cannot confim what it says

    But steps taken have done exactly that but cannot creat the xml file either cause it will not activate

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...r-workstations-sku.74909/page-86#post-1449108
     
  14. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You do know we now have HWID gen tools?;):D

    I can't test anymore, all my hardware has all possible hwid's by now:)
     
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  15. jmh

    jmh MDL Novice

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    So wasted a s**t tone of time then trying to get it going lol, If i create iso of say 1809 install it there is a option on install to choose WS but it doesnt activate also if i enter in my retail W7 key it activates shows up as pro, But i also dont have all the stupid stuff installed either like candy crush etc isnt there

    So iam gueiing its like a hybrid in away

    So no way of getting around ey

    Or did i mis read what you said ? and there is away lol

    Cheers