I dived a little deeper into the license system since mircrosoft just restricts functions over this certificate based system. Many functions, like direct boot to Modern/Metro UI are only resticted by this system and their protected values. Unfortunatly nobody published any hacks about the policy system. I outguess that if someone would find a way to manipulate this system, this would comeup as one as the biggest Windows hacks. All started with Windows Vista but since Windows 8 there are many restrictions. I wanted to ask if anybody ever here had tried to manipulate the values? And if someone has an Idea how I can persistent change the EditionID (not over product keys) in a flexible way - This would be great and very helpfull. At least it would be interessting where those Information stored at all. It's not in registry anymore. -I mean the results of "WMIC.exe OS".