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Windows edition on non-English systems

I am trying to write a PowerShell script that filters actions based on the edition of Windows (Professional, Enterprise, home, etc.). I can use Get-WmiObject Win32_OperatingSystem | Select-Object ...
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How can I purchase Windows 10 home to pro upgrade without going through the store

We have a user who purchased a laptop himself for company use, but it has Windows 10 home edition on. We need to upgrade to pro so we can join it to our domain etc etc. When you look in the MS store, ...
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Online edition upgrade Windows Server 2012 (R2)

I had to find a way to upgrade a server from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. A colleague did the installation of the Standard edition instead of the ...
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Finding Windows edition from filesystem [duplicate]

I have switched laptops recently, and I decided I want to make the switch from Windows to Linux (and have gone with Ubuntu for now). I have the "old" SSD from my previous machine, which has a Windows ...
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Did a Windows 2000 Standard edition exist? [closed]

I'm completing my list of Windows versions for an error logging system. It's complete from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1, I just have one memory inconsistency in my brain. When checking Wikipedia, MSDN ...
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How can I downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional edition?

I’m trying to downgrade Windows 7 from the Ultimate edition to the Professional edition. I followed the steps recommended about modifying the registry, but they didn’t work. How can I downgrade?
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Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system

My PC comes with an OEM copy of Windows 8 (regular), but I only have a Windows 8 Professional DVD. Will Windows 8 automatically detect the edition associated with the product key in my BIOS and ...
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How can I tell if a Windows XP install is home or professional?

I have a non-booting system with Windows XP, I have access to the system partition (by booting with Ubuntu, or even by mounting the HDD in a working Windows machine). How can I tell, by analyzing the ...
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XP Pro somehow became XP home

I installed XP Pro SP2 on a newly formatted C: drive on the same Dell Dimension 8100 computer that had been previously running XP Pro. It worked fine. I went to Update.Microsoft.com and installed ...
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How to change Windows 7 Edition from Ultimate to Ultimate N?

I built a new PC and installed Windows 7 Ultimate Trial and all the necessary apps (Firefox, MSE, Skype etc..) I then purchased a serial and tried to activate it. I got an error message saying the ...
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how can I determine the windows version without booting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up? I'm repairing a windows installation for someone, where it doesn't boot anymore. However ...
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What are the differences between the different versions of windows 7:ultmate, home…? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What edition of Windows 7 should I purchase and install? Windows 7: Ultimate vs Enterprise? Well I was just wondering what these names mean and what differences they make?
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How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line? [duplicate]

What's the command line to find out if the OS is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit of Windows?
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What edition of Windows 7 do I need to allow me to VPN in to work?

I'm about to buy a new Windows PC, and I'm wondering which edition of Windows 7 to get. The standard retail customer choices nowadays seem to be Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate. I need to do ...
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What is Windows 7 “Anytime Upgrade”

What is the difference between the Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade and the Windows 7 Upgrade. If I have Vista ultimate and want to go to Windows 7 Ultimate which should I get?
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How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up?

I have a drive that I cannot boot, but it has an installation of Windows XP on it. I need to know what type of XP it has, and MS's solution (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310104) presupposes I can ...
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What are the feature differences between Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate?

Are there any feature differences between Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise, or is the only difference licensing? Microsoft's Compare editions page doesn't list Enterprise, but their Windows ...
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Does Windows 7 64 bits work ok?

With vista and xp I always had problems installing their respective 64 bits versions, and always had to format and install them in 32 bits. Problems like incompatibility with other programs, the ...