Windows 10 Enterprise: How to receive branch upgrades through Windows Update

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  1. 100

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    #1 100, Apr 6, 2016
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    I just noticed that branch upgrades (e.g. TH2) are in fact available through WU, but by default are only offered when activated via MAK.
    However, there is a check for the following registry value that enables KMS-activated installations to receive the upgrades as well:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
    "AllowKMSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
    (Obviously, this does not apply to LTSB.)
     
  2. EFA11

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    That is also one of the keys used to disable Windows 10 upgrade on older OS's (before the "AllowKMSUpgrade") Ironic lol