product.ini confusion

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Ocygord, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    Hello,

    I know that the file product.ini inside the sources folder on the dvd contains all the install (non-activating) keys for windows. But what confuses is why don't all images have this file? So far I've only been able to find it in Windows 7, but none in 8/8.1 or 10. Why is that? Does this file exist only on specific editions?

    I couldn't find any reference on the web at all for this and I would appreciate any info you can give me.

    Thanks
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    They don't want users to know the keys, specially KMS GVLKs, so it restricted to Enterprise ISO

    but now with Win10 UUP, it's always found
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Was estonished to see that even the Business MVS ISOs don't contain that file (didn't check the VLSCs). Only UUP>ISO, as @abbodi1406 pointed out, do always have them :g:.
     
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  4. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    So Windows 10 UUP has this file. But what about Windows 8 and 8.1?
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The product.ini is on iso's converted from UUP or ESD, hasn't that always been so?
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #7 abbodi1406, Jul 9, 2018
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    I don't recall if Win8.1 ESD have it
    you can thankfully download one and check it for us :D
     
  8. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    I'll have to check this out myself.
    Can I assume Windows 8 is the same or no?
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I clearly was talking about win 10, i didn't notice this was in the 8 section.