Windows 10 1511 Single Language - ei.cfg has no effect

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  1. mockingbird

    mockingbird MDL Member

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    I am trying to get the installation CD to give me the option of selecting which version to install. The problem is that no matter what I put in the ei.cfg, it always defaults to Home edition.

    I even tried forcing it to Proessional with:

    [EditionID]
    Professional

    But that didn't help.

    Any ideas? I want it to fit on a single-layer DVD.

    Thanks
     
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  2. mockingbird

    mockingbird MDL Member

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    Ok, I'm going to give this ISO a try, maybe it'll work:

    en_windows_10_multiple_editions_version_1511_x64_dvd_7223712.iso
     
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  3. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    Option 1: Export image 1 of Multiple-edition, and use this single-image install.wim for the ISO

    Option 2: Create a single-image ISO from single-image ESD with esd-decrypter
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #5 Enthousiast, Dec 10, 2015
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    The Singlelanguage iso contains just one index and it's:

    Code:
    Details for image : E:\Win10_1511_SingleLang_English_x32\sources\install.wim
    
    Index : 1
    Name : Windows 10 Single Language Technical Preview
    Description : Windows 10 Single Language Technical Preview
    Size : 9.449.969.283 bytes
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    FLAG: CoreSingleLanguage
    Even when you create an AiO iso and boot from it, it will give you all choices without the use of an ei.cfg (just skip the key questions).

    But there is just one exception: if there is an oem:Dm bioskey for another version than the one you want to install, then and only then, a ei.cfg or pid.txt is neccessary.
     
  5. mockingbird

    mockingbird MDL Member

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    Ok, this version solved my problem. It lets you choose between Pro and Home when you tell the Installer that you don't have a key, and it is under 4GB so it fits on a single-layer DVD.

    And activation with it worked perfectly using the GenuineCertificate.xml method.
     
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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That is because the Multiple Editions contains Home AND Pro, coresinglelanguage doesn't ;) As i tried to explain in my previous reply :)
     
  7. mockingbird

    mockingbird MDL Member

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    Thank you sir.
     
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