[TOOL/SUPPORT] LICENSE SWITCHER v0.22.04 (License Switch, Core2Pro Upgrade & Up/DownGrade)

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  1. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump MDL Member

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    Interesting tool, i will have to test it.
    Correct me if i'm wrong, normally, people have to enter manually the generic key to upgrade from one os to another and this tool has been progammed in such a way that all these generic keys are inserted automatically during the upgrade process. Correct ?
     
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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Some naming confusion :D.

    License Switch (between the virtual editons in Win 10 [Pro til Edu]) needs a key.
    Any-Time-Upgrade Core to Pro needs a key
    Up/Downgrade
    bettween officially not allowed edition needs NO KEY, only registry settings to fool the setup to think it's actually a Repair-Upgrade, so it is granted.

    All needed keys are shipped with the tool.
     
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  3. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump MDL Member

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    what do you call "not allowed edition" ? you mean "not official editions ?
    Are both of these editions ( "PWS" and "ProEducation") considered as not allowed ?
     
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  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Nah, it's not the editions that aren't allowed, it's the Upgrade path. You can go Core to Pro normally but the process by design doesn't allow to go back from Pro to Core, here the tool comes in. Same applies to go Pro to LTSB/C for instance.

    ProWS and ProEdu are normal editions and one can switch inbetween those by simply enetering the key for the preferred one (or use the tool to do so).
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    BLIND GUIDEDOG PRODUCTIONS

    presents:

    LICENSE SWITCHER v0.10.13


    v0.10.13
    --changed build delta nr detection to use UBR
    --fixed bug in sys key detection (thanks to Vovk@)
    --fixed mixed LTSB 2015/6 OEM:NSLP keys in FILE TOOLS tab (thanks to J05H)



     
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  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Hi doggie, what's a "LISENSE"? Hint: Your topic title. :p
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Rare and thus expensive form of license :D.
     
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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    presents:

    LICENSE SWITCHER v0.11.01



    v0.11.01
    --changed ISOLABEL creation to use more informative naming scheme
    --fixed some key confusion in FILE TOOLS (thanks to J05H)
    --re-work to use the compress2txt method by AveYo
    --EXE files are decoded directly on demand

     
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  9. gametimebrizzle

    gametimebrizzle MDL Novice

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    Copies key to clipboard, invokes Key GUI, inserts key and starts process

    (if we're being grammar Nazis...)
     
  10. dlstoehner

    dlstoehner MDL Novice

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    it would be GREAT if this tool could be used to perform an in-place upgrade of Server 2012 to 2016 or 2019 (even the evaluation versions).
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Are there any specific differences to Client setup :g:?
     
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  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #52 s1ave77, Oct 31, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2018
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    Did some testing with Server 2016 and 2019.

    You can dism set-edition EVAL to Full and Standard to Datacenter. Backwards step needs In-Place Up/Downgrade.

    Next version will support both for Standard/Datacenter.
     
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  13. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    LICENSE SWITCHER v0.11.15



    v0.11.15
    --some love for abbodi1406 and ServerRdsh[Core]
    --fixed Server gVLK detection for 2016/2019 (no 2013 support)
    --added Any-Time-Upgrade and Up/Downgrade for Server Standard/Datacenter 2016 and 2019

     
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  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    @Enthousiast might like the file drop feature coming:

    Code:
    11:58:01 FILE DROP PROCESS INFO:
    11:58:01 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    11:58:01 File Found: install.wim
    11:58:01 Retrieving: WIM info...
    11:58:03 Indices Found:  4
    11:58:03 [01] 20.12.2017 de-DE 10.0.17063.1000 Windows 10 Home [Core]
    11:58:03 [02] 20.12.2017 de-DE 10.0.17063.1000 Windows 10 Pro [Professional]
    11:58:03 [03] 20.12.2017 de-DE 10.0.17063.1000 Windows 10 Pro for Workstations [ProfessionalWorkstation]
    11:58:03 [04] 20.12.2017 de-DE 10.0.17063.1000 Windows 10 Enterprise [Enterprise]
    11:58:03 Retrieving EI.CFG info...
    11:58:03 EditionID Found: Education
    11:58:03 Channel Found: [Volume]
    11:58:03 VL Value. Found: 0
    11:58:03 NOTE: Multi-WIM ISO needs it for the Process.
    11:58:03 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    
     
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  15. Computer Fixer

    Computer Fixer MDL Member

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    Thank you @s1ave77... nice work!

    Converted two "Pro" to "EDU" lic. No drama whatsoever :D
     
  16. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #56 s1ave77, Nov 2, 2018
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    lic.switch.new.tab.jpg

    Tool can be started by dropping a WIM/ESD onto it (will use pathes as new default and check the info).

    Tool will recognize any WIM/ESD besides it (will set last path as default and show info for all) at startup.

    Mount, Unmount (with Commit), Commit (without Unmount), Discard or export indices.

    Set Edition Full Process. Additionally a Set Flags on any WIM.
     
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  17. d5aqoëp

    d5aqoëp MDL Member

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    I don't get the wim management tab on the latest version. :confused:
     
  18. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    What is it you don't get?
     
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  19. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    presents:

    LICENSE SWITCHER v0.20.01

    Changelog:

    v0.20.01
    --New Feature Tab: WIM MANAGEMENT (ex. WIM Edition Switcher)
    ++uses either ADK install or offers GetWAIKTools download (from the.oven)
    ++keep tool and ADK folder together for later offline use
    ++Check WIM/ESD info
    ++Mount/unmount/commit/Discard WIM
    ++Export indices, set Target extension to convert with recovery compression (and vice versa)
    ++Enable NET 3.5 (optional mount/unmount as part of the process)
    ++Set-edition modular process allows to skip parts (can be done manually later)​
    --tool can be started by dropping WIM/ESD onto the EXE
    --tool will recognize WIM/ESD in it's folder and set last as default (pathes)
    --info for both mentioned features will be shown in WIM MANAGEMENT Tab

    WTF?!!!:

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  20. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #60 s1ave77, Nov 2, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
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    ...nice :doh:. While looking at the pic i realised i forgot the arch in the file info...will fix in next version.

    EDIT: + option to set Name/Description values back to 'Default' after using 'Get Flags' or manually altering the Value Field.

    EDIT 2: ...and a function to download the ADK files directly for later offline usage :cool2:.

    EDIT 3: ...hmm, function to use the WIM/ESD path in tab 3 as default for the other 2 tabs...
     
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