[Solved] [KMS] Updating 10240 to TH2

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  1. paul44

    paul44 MDL Member

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    I installed 10240 a while back using the GVLK and activating with KMS.

    I was under the impression that TH2 would be distributed by Windows Update and saw in the news that the update was "re-enabled" after being removed for some time.

    Will I ever be able to update by WU or do I need to reinstall? If I try and upgrade by using the TH2 iso then it wants to remove my installed programs which is a pain.

    Any assistance or advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. pvbers

    pvbers MDL Novice

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    On updating to TH2 you will get a choice to KEEP your installed programs.
     
  3. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    If you have the ISO, just MOUNT the image and double-click on setup.exe. You will be offered the option to keep your installed programs and your data. At the end of the upgrade process, the version will be 10586.14.
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When upgrading by using the MSDN/Techbench iso's, you always get the choice about what to keep during upgrade.
     
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    #5 paul44, Nov 28, 2015
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    Thanks all, I know it should but it isn't giving me that option for some reason.
     
  6. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #6 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    Your System is Enterprise. So, use Enterprise instead.
     
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    paul44 MDL Member

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    #7 paul44, Nov 28, 2015
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    Will try, thank you!

    No idea why I decided to install Ent on this machine, all the rest are Pro!
     
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    #8 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    If you want to upgrade to Pro or other edition via WU or MediaCreation Tool, modify registry as per:

    Before:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Enterprise"
    
    After:
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    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "EditionID"="Professional"
    [Note]
    1. Available EditionID - depending on language

    Core
    Professional
    Education
    CoreSingleLanguage
    CoreCountrySpecific - For China only

    2. N version only available in Europe (and USA for the usage of language pack.)

    CoreN
    ProfessionalN
    EducationN

    3. KN for Korea only
     
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    paul44 MDL Member

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    All done and activated, appreciated :)
     
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    #12 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    Now, you can run this elevated command to list the packages to see if there was a GVLK package in place:

    Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-Component-SKU-Professional-GVLK-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10586.0
    or
    Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-Component-SKU-Professional-GVLK-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~10.0.10586.0
    Code:
    dism /online /get-packages
    Without this package, Microsoft knows that you are using RETAIL edition and activated with Volume KMS.
     
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    paul44 MDL Member

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    Neither of those are there. How do I go about installing the 64 bit one? Is this possible?
     
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    #14 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    paul44 MDL Member

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    #15 paul44, Nov 28, 2015
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    Code:
    Processing 1 of 1 - Adding package Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-Component-SKU-Professional-GVLK-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10586.0
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>dism /online /get-packages
    
    
    Package Identity : Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-Component-SKU-Professional-GVLK-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.10586.0
    State : Installed
    Release Type : Feature Pack
    Install Time : 28/11/2015 18:50
    :biggrin:
     
  16. xinso

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    #16 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    Congrats. Good night.

    BTW, you can learn to extract packages, and have everything under your own control.
     
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    paul44 MDL Member

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    Thanks very much, good night.
     
  18. Enthousiast

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    Where did you get this from? I don't see anywhere that enterprise whas installed?
     
  19. xinso

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    #19 xinso, Nov 28, 2015
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    From the conversation, and after all from the screenshot.
     
  20. paul44

    paul44 MDL Member

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    I had a screenshot of winver up earlier.