Somehow I ended up with Windows 10 S. How to upgrade & activate?

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  1. ananrulz

    ananrulz MDL Novice

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    It is long story I don't know what I did wrong or what went wrong, so please help me out fixing this mess

    So I downloaded ESD from tb.rg-adguard.net

    ESD > Win10 v1709 Redstone 3 December 2017 > Windows 10 Consumer > EN-GB > 16299.125.171213-1220.rs3

    and used gus33000-ESD-Decrypter for conversation into .iso
    then used portable rufus and build a bootable usb.
    During installation I found only two options Windows 10 S & Windows 10 S N

    So I installed S till that time I didn't knew what the hell is S.

    So right now I am stuck with Windows S on my new laptop, I tried to upgrade to Pro using keys which I found googling but it didn't work. It doesn't even let me Install 7z.
    I want to upgrade to pro.
    So how to? Do I need to re download, re decrypt, re unmount, re Install (I don't want to waste this much time)
    What are possible ways. And how to activate?
     
  2. ananrulz

    ananrulz MDL Novice

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    So it was due to a bad decrypt..
    So what should I do re decrypt and clean Install or repair / upgrade?
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Re-convert and re-Install and re-read my previous answer, i've added more info :)
     
  4. ananrulz

    ananrulz MDL Novice

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    @Enthousiast it is my new laptop, it was the first OS installation (windows 10 S). So I don't think my laptop has a bioskey, is there a way to check that? and I want to activate it HWID and want to make KMS the last option,
    Should I try something crazy like installing win 8.1 then 10 or something for that.
     
  5. Saurav

    Saurav MDL Senior Member

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    If the first OS is Windows 10 S then most probably you don't have any MSDM bioskey.
    However, you can still activate and establish a HWID for Windows 10.
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Professional => Activated by Windows loader => Windows 10 Pro.
    Windows 8.1 Pro => KMS activate => Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro 1511 build => Windows 10 Pro (latest build).
    Follow this thread for all the detailed steps:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/64770/
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    To see if there is a MSDM bioskey or a slic table for 7 inside the BIOS you can download the QT from here: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/multi-oem-retail-project-mrp-mk3.71555/#post-1283849
    And run it, it will give a simple to read report with all info you need, you can post the saved report here if you aren't sure.
     
  7. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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  8. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    I need to make a HWID Home or Pro for activate Cloud ?
     
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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Iirc it was Home. It's been written down somewhere, but that was when cloud was new.
     
  10. Chibi ANUBIS

    Chibi ANUBIS MDL Chibi Developer

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    Thanks for the info, Cloud is very strange, the manipulation during 2 hours for the activation :D

    Could you send me your repack VMware with Cloud activated ? Please
     
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