Windows Editions Reconstruction Project

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  1. whatever127

    whatever127 MDL PHP Wizard

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    Updated the Windows 7 Starter x64 to V2.

    New version fixes problem which caused upgrades from Starter to Home Basic fail with CBS_E_NO_ACTIVE_EDITION error. Thanks to @Enthousiast for reporting.
    Code:
    # dism /logpath:test.log /english /image:mount /set-edition:HomeBasic
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 10.0.17763.771
    
    Image Version: 6.1.7601.17514
    
    Pended operations ignored. When this image is next booted, these operations will be processed.
    Starting to update components...
    Removing package Microsoft-Windows-EnterpriseEdition~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    Finished updating components.
    
    Starting to apply edition-specific settings...
    Finished applying edition-specific settings.
    
    The operation completed successfully.
    
     
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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  3. whatever127

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  4. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    I gave up on the whole thing, lol, I followed everything, image was mounted and then just after when it went to do something it always came up with DISM "Error: 1168 Element not found."

    so I deleted everything and said frig it, lol
     
  5. jackmonter5

    jackmonter5 MDL Senior Member

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    Does Windows 10 starter skip activation? if not how does it activate?
     
  6. Ace2

    Ace2 MDL Senior Member

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    I don't think there a working activation method for windows 10 starter.
     
  7. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Addicted

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    This happened to me on Windows 10 Starter edition. I have had success with both G editions, so what is up?
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    SKU seems important. Used a Core (Windows 10 Home 10563.0 rs2) and it ran through. Failed earlier with Enterprise SKU.
     
  9. oveco

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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  11. TheCollDude489

    TheCollDude489 MDL Member

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is it possible to reconstruct Windows 7 Starter N x64 from Windows 7 Home Basic N x64? I looked inside of a Windows 7 Home Basic N x64 WIM file and there is a StarterN.xml file present.
     
  12. whatever127

    whatever127 MDL PHP Wizard

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    Yes, it is possible.
     
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  13. weberio

    weberio MDL Junior Member

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    Possiblity LTSC 1909 or 2004 ?
     
  14. whatever127

    whatever127 MDL PHP Wizard

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    Not possible. There are no 18362/19041 EnterpriseS packages. I'm not going to build frankenbuild based on 17763 LTSC packages.
     
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  16. daniel_k

    daniel_k MDL Novice

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    Apart from the obvious feature limitations of Windows 7 Starter x86, is there a memory limitation (x86 only supports 2 GB of RAM)?
    Just curious.
     
  17. whatever127

    whatever127 MDL PHP Wizard

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    Yes, there is 2GB of memory limitation in x64 too, making it kind of useless for normal use.
     
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  18. TheCollDude489

    TheCollDude489 MDL Member

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    OK, thanks for telling me. Do I need to modify the script to perform the conversion? Or do I simply place a Home Basic N x64 install.wim file into the script directory?
     
  19. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #100 Enthousiast, Feb 4, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
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