[DISCUSSION] Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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  1. 6forLiving

    6forLiving MDL Novice

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    Hi guys, one more question. Updated the PC to 17074 yesterday...

    In the registry:
    - The EditionID is "ProfessionalWorkstation";
    - CompositionEditionID is "Enterprise";
    - Product Name is "Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview".

    But winver and system properties all say "Pro for Workstations", as does the desktop watermark.

    So, am I correct to assume that Pro for Workstations is based on Enterprise? (But like a cut-down version?)
     
  2. vonce

    vonce MDL Novice

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    yes Enterprise is all inclusive and Pro WS is a subset.
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Question, did you convert a Home index to Pro-WS or did you do a license switch?
    Because 17074 is only releases as Home and Pro (+N) by MSFT.

    This is on a Home>Pro-WS offline converted install:
    Code:
    [OSINF] ======================= 
    [OSINF] Version {WMIC}        : Microsoft Windows 10 Pro for Workstations Insider Preview x64
    [OSINF] Edition {Registry}    : ProfessionalWorkstation
    [OSINF] Edition {WMIC}        : ProfessionalWorkstation
    [OSINF] Edition {CBS}         : Professional
    [OSINF] Build Information     : 17074.1000.amd64fre.rs_prerelease.180106-2256
    [OSINF] Architecture          : 64 Bit
    [OSINF] Update Build Revision : 1000
    [OSINF] Edition Language/Code : en-US / 1033 {409h}
    [OSINF] Locale                : en-US
    [OSINF] Language Name Value   : ENU
    [OSINF] =======================
    Info provided by the MRP project.
     
  4. 6forLiving

    6forLiving MDL Novice

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    I did a license switch from the Microsoft Store.

    Checked the switched OS with ProductPolicy Editor and yes, now 4 physical processors are supported as well as 6TB of RAM.
    Which, as was stated here in another post, are features also present on Enterprise.

    This is what makes me think ProWS is actually a stripped-down Enterprise, just like S is a stripped-down Professional.
     
  5. Jacoub

    Jacoub MDL Junior Member

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    Any idea where to download windows 10 insider preview 16257
     
  6. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    If you are trying to make a digitally activated ProWS then 16278 works.
     
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  7. Bio Hazard

    Bio Hazard MDL Member

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    Any links for 16278? I searched everywhere but can’t find it :(
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    The opposite is logical
    ProfW is a Pro edition with extra Enterprise features
     
  10. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    That is exactly why I use it.
     
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  11. Bio Hazard

    Bio Hazard MDL Member

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    So enterprise would have more features?
     
  12. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    No, ProWS has more.
     
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  13. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    But do you use them :p
     
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  14. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    dhjohns, Enterprise is always NO. 1 Client, isn't it?
     
  15. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I have no clue. I have never used Enterprise, I see no need, but I am using ProWS now. I have a digital license tied to my MS account. :)
     
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  16. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    There are so many features. I use what I like.
     
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  17. Bio Hazard

    Bio Hazard MDL Member

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    I have digital license for both enterprise and pro for workstations but still deciding which version to use.
     
  18. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    seen that too switching from Entreprise to ProWS
     
  19. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Here I have 16.299 Pro for Workstation. Tried to update to 17.074 but the system won't...after restart all Windows Insider settings are reverted back to non-Windows Insider. Any help, please? Is here somebody with the same issues?