[TOOL/SUPPORT] LICENSE SWITCHER v0.20.15 (License Switch, Core2Pro Upgrade & Up/DownGrade)

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  1. s1ave77

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    #1 s1ave77, Oct 16, 2018
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  2. dhrubo11

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    nice tools .. i am big fan of your
     
  3. coleoptere2007

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    Tested and approved :D
     
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    No love for ServerRdsh? :)
     
  5. s1ave77

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    Yeah, several 'special editions' are unhandled atm, need some more testing to properly check all eventualities :D. Will be implemented at a later moment (scheduled).
     
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  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

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    can I use this tool to switch editions on a PC and using a multi-edition ISO?
     
  7. s1ave77

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    3 different switches possible:
    • The Licensing switch (no Core(N)) which merely changes the Product Policies (CompositionEditionID is Enterprise)
    • Core 2 Pro Upgrade (old name: Anytime Upgrade)
    • Up/Down Process for non-official upgrade routes (i.e. Pro to Core or Pro to LTSC)

    Only the latter process needs an ISO containing the target edition for the Up/DownGrade. This is similiar to the old Up/Down tool for Win 8/8.1.
     
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  8. s1ave77

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    After reworking the Up/Down part it can use ISO or folder with setup files.

    If ISO (mounts, in Multi WIM checks for ei.cfg with correct EditionID, if not found copies files to a work folder, creates ei.cfg and starts the setup) or WIM/ESD (in Multi WIM checks for ei.cfg with correct EditionID, if not found creates ei.cfg and starts the setup). In case of single WIM or corect EditionID it will start setup directly.

    The checks are needed since the Upgrade won't work with Multi-WIM if no EditionID is specified in ei.cfg.

    Running Core to ProfessionalEducationN Upgrade:

    Code:
    10:12:08 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    10:13:26 PROCESS INFO:
    10:13:26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    10:13:26 File Found: de_windows_10_consumer_edition_version_1809_updated_sept_2018_x64_dvd_f097bb1b.iso
    10:13:26 Mounting ISO File...
    10:13:30 Getting Drive Letter...
    10:13:32 Drive Letter: E:\
    10:13:34 Getting Volume Name...
    10:13:35 Volume Name: CCCOMA_X64FRE_DE-DE_DV9
    10:13:35 Retrieving WIM info...
    10:13:36 Indices Found: 10
    10:13:36 Found: [01]  Core
    10:13:36 Found: [02]  CoreN
    10:13:36 Found: [03]  Education
    10:13:36 Found: [04]  EducationN
    10:13:36 Found: [05]  Professional
    10:13:36 Found: [06]  ProfessionalN
    10:13:36 Found: [07]  ProfessionalEducation
    10:13:36 Found: [08]  ProfessionalEducationN
    10:13:36 Found: [09]  ProfessionalWorkstation
    10:13:36 Found: [10]  ProfessionalWorkstationN
    10:13:36 No EI.CFG found!
    10:13:36 NOTE: Multi-WIM ISO needs it for the Process.
    10:13:44 NOTE: No EI.CFG found!
    10:13:44 Redirecting to File Prepare Process.
    10:13:44 Calculating options.
    10:13:44 Copying Setup Files to Work Folder.
    10:14:31 Creating needed EI.CFG.
    10:14:31 EditionID: ProfessionalEducationN
    10:14:35 Getting needed registry values...
    10:14:35 ProductName: "Windows 10 Pro N for Education"
    10:14:35 CompositionEditionID: "EnterpriseN"
    10:14:35 EditionID: "ProfessionalEducationN"
    10:14:35 Setting needed registry values...
    10:14:35 Starting Setup.exe...
    10:14:35 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     
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  9. s1ave77

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    Looks promising.

    Core non-N >> Professional N:
    Core2ProN.jpg

    Enterprise non-N >> Enterprise LTSC N:
    EnttoEntSN.jpg
     
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  10. s1ave77

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    UPDATE v0.05.01


    Changelog:

    v0.05.01
    --reworked Up_Down_Process to use either Setup-Files-Folder or ISO file
    --added checks for existing ei.cfg, if present if EditionID matches the target
    --ISO File: mount, check WIM and ei.cfg, if all matches, start, else copy to folder, create ei.cfg and start
    --Setup Folder: check WIM and ei.cfg, if all matches, start, else create ei.cfg and start
     
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    s1ave77 on FIRE, great tool my Brother and RESPECT for always making Progress. :cool:
     
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    Refreshed the upload with password protected file, hoster didn't like it :cool2:.
     
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    #14 s1ave77, Oct 19, 2018
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    ....some work in Progress:
    Lic.Switch.FileTools.jpg

    EDIT: Pic with some content :D.
     
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  15. Tiger-1

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    ^^
    hmm this time I'm not blind !! :D:p
     
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    yep you are the dude :D:worthy:
     
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    s1ave77 he spoke the truth can trust dude is real ...
     
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  19. Gr33nbean

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    Hi s1ave77 and thanks for your great work!

    I accidentally installed Windows 10 Home N version = Core N and own a retail W10 key for Core (Language specific) which wont get accepted.
    Can I use your tool to convert it in place to Core, without re-installing the whole OS?

    Tried doing so by using UP DOWN process but it fails (see log below).
    What do I need the ISO for? Do I need the latest Core N version iso?

    14:02:42 PROCESS INFO:
    14:02:42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    14:02:42 File Found: Windows10-1803.iso
    14:02:42 Mounting ISO File...
    14:02:45 Getting Drive Letter...
    14:02:47 Drive Letter: F:\
    14:02:49 Getting Volume Name...
    14:02:49 Volume Name: ESD-ISO
    14:02:49 Retrieving WIM info...
    14:02:49 Indices Found: █░ources\install.wim" | findstr /i index" >> C:\Users\pontu\AppData\Local\Temp\LS.log
    14:02:49 Not found:Core in given FILE.
    14:02:49 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    14:02:49 File Found: Windows10-1803.iso
    14:02:49 Unmounting ISO File...
    14:02:50 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thanx for your answer.
     
  20. Gr33nbean

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    Solved it! Downloaded (with Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool 7.11) and used a different iso (CCCOMA_X64FRE_SV-SE_DV9). Used above settings and made a reinstall of W10 Home (without the N), have no issues with lost files, settings or anything! Thanks s1ave77!!

    Amazing but could I not have achived this by just installing the W10 Home iso by itself? Or MS would not allow me to do that?