Wrong Windows 10 version on install?

Tannah

New Member
When I create a Windows 10 2004 pro image with NTlite: 2.0.0.7580, When I install it reports that it is Windows 10 2004 Enterprise?
I'm rather confused, I didn't do anything different. I've created images with NTlite before.
Any insights?
 

Tannah

New Member
So to clarify I'm using the Windows 10 X64 2004 iso created by the Media Creation Tool.

To try and figure this out, I used the iso to create a Windows 10 2004 Home image, and though NTlite 2.0.0.7580, applying all the same settings.
When I install the Windows 10 Home 2004 image onto a computer it does report home.
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
Hi,

thanks for reporting.

most importantly what does the Windows report, please post a screenshot of the start - run - winver
If it's Pro, then NTLite just needs a reading correction, I did change something around that due to the new deployed image loading support.
Again if it's Pro, please send me the reg export of
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
But trim the subkeys, or just send a screenshot of the location, right side.
 

Tannah

New Member
Hello nuhi,

Thank you for your response.
I reinstalled windows 10 Pro/Enterprise 2004 again to get the information you requested.

This information is from before applying the fix of changing Enterprise to Pro that I posted in my previous post.
I hope this is helpful
*I should add this install does have a active Windows 10 Pro licence associated with the computer.

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Tannah

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Hello nuhi,

Here same files after I change it to pro using the method in that website.
I hope you are able to glean some information from this.

after key change.PNGwinver after.PNG
 

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nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
Thanks Tannah.

Since Windows also recognize it as Enterprise, it's not a readout bug, but actually wrong Windows version was installed.

If it's repeatable, meaning you load a Pro version and it installs an Enterprise one, can I get a preset (xml file with settings) replicating the issue?
Also make sure that there is no Unattended file (e.g. .\autounattend.xml) in the ISO itself already or that you copy it after editing, as that can have in it automatic install of a certain edition - of course ntlite-created one can stay, you can check in it what does it state under:
Code:
                    <InstallFrom>
                        <MetaData wcm:action="add">
                            <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
                            <Value>Windows 10 Pro</Value>
                        </MetaData>
                    </InstallFrom>
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
make sure that there is no Unattended file (e.g. .\autounattend.xml) in the ISO
or anywhere on the system during install. windows will look everywhere for an answer file. i hate multi edition images :mad:
 

Tannah

New Member
Ok, You gave me a Idea I'm going to try first. That and the computer I'm testing with needs to be finished.
This preset XML I've used with minor tweaks since 1809. I've found it quite stable.
The Odd thing is that I made a image of Home from this same script and multi image without a issue. Enterprise isn't even a option in the image.
ntsnip.PNG

I'll post that XML after I try tweaking a setting, to see if it resolves my issue. Microsoft may have changed something.
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
Thanks.
In the preset (same code is used to generate autounattend.xml from that part) it is set correctly:
Code:
                        <InstallFrom>
                            <MetaData>
                                <Key>/IMAGE/NAME</Key>
                                <Value>Windows 10 Pro</Value>
                            </MetaData>
                        </InstallFrom>
Are you sure that maybe ISOs weren't mixed up, for example forgot to update the USB stick with the current image and/or .\autounattend.xml on it?
I know the question seems silly, but I don't see any other reason to install the wrong image.

Btw you can also use Remove Unnecessary Editions option on the Apply page to remove other editions, that way it would be impossible to install the wrong one.
 

Tannah

New Member
Hi nuhi,
No the ISO that I'm using does not have enterprise edition. I posted a picture above of what the ISO loads into ntlite initially
I use Rufis 3.11 to take the ISO and put it on a flash Drive. Rufis quick formats the drive before applying the ISO
There is a autounattend.xml as part of the ISO, But NTlite creates it.
I'll try the remove un-needed removal. I think it just pulls of windows pe?


I don't know how relevant this is, but the computer I was installing ISO to originally was a Asus a15 with a AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor.
On a Dell XPS 15 7590 Running a Intel Core i7-9750H, the Same ISO installs as Windows 10 Pro? But there are other issues.
For some reason on the Dell XPS 15 7590 it appears that part of the image does not install The programs that are in the Post setup, and some of the registry files, but not all the registry files?
Perhaps this can give a idea of where it was switching from Pro to Enterprise. But I find it odd that the image seems not to be installing fully?
As a side note when though and install the programs and registry files manually it does seem to cause any issues.

As confused as ever. Any insight would be appreciated. Is there a log file or somthing where I can see whats actually going on?
 
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