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    Professional and Core editions of Windows 8 both on the RP setup iso


    I just ran the imagex /info command on the install.wim image in the RP iso, and there are two images - one for the Professional edition and one for the Core edition:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.8400](c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    
    C:\windows\system32>imagex /info h:\install.wim
    
    
    ImageX Tool for Windows
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
    Version: 6.1.7600.16385
    
    
    WIM Information:
    ----------------
    Path:        h:\install.wim
    GUID:        {fcb0f643-393c-49be-9ec4-73b366c9d278}
    Image Count: 2
    Compression: LZX
    Part Number: 1/1
    Attributes:  0xc
                 Integrity info
                 Relative path junction
    
    
    
    
    Available Image Choices:
    ------------------------
    <WIM>
      <TOTALBYTES>2180842704</TOTALBYTES>
      <IMAGE INDEX="1">
        <DIRCOUNT>28840</DIRCOUNT>
        <FILECOUNT>89990</FILECOUNT>
        <TOTALBYTES>8500198783</TOTALBYTES>
        <HARDLINKBYTES>3292079743</HARDLINKBYTES>
        <CREATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CD3599</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0xAB80C848</LOWPART>
        </CREATIONTIME>
        <LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CD3599</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0xC512D846</LOWPART>
        </LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
        <WINDOWS>
          <ARCH>0</ARCH>
          <PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>
          <EDITIONID>Professional</EDITIONID>
          <INSTALLATIONTYPE>Client</INSTALLATIONTYPE>
          <SERVICINGDATA>
            <PKEYCONFIGVERSION>6.2.8400.0;2012-05-18T22:00:52Z</PKEYCONFIGVERSION>
          </SERVICINGDATA>
          <HAL>acpiapic</HAL>
          <PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>
          <PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE>
          <LANGUAGES>
            <LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>
            <DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>
          </LANGUAGES>
          <VERSION>
            <MAJOR>6</MAJOR>
            <MINOR>2</MINOR>
            <BUILD>8400</BUILD>
            <SPBUILD>0</SPBUILD>
            <SPLEVEL>0</SPLEVEL>
          </VERSION>
          <SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>
        </WINDOWS>
        <NAME>Windows 8 Release Preview</NAME>
        <DESCRIPTION>Windows 8 Release Preview</DESCRIPTION>
        <FLAGS>Professional</FLAGS>
        <DISPLAYNAME>Windows 8 Release Preview</DISPLAYNAME>
        <DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>Windows 8 Release Preview</DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>
      </IMAGE>
      <IMAGE INDEX="2">
        <DIRCOUNT>28762</DIRCOUNT>
        <FILECOUNT>89429</FILECOUNT>
        <TOTALBYTES>8451956574</TOTALBYTES>
        <HARDLINKBYTES>3261422192</HARDLINKBYTES>
        <CREATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CD359A</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0x723CC7A5</LOWPART>
        </CREATIONTIME>
        <LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
          <HIGHPART>0x01CD359A</HIGHPART>
          <LOWPART>0x8334FC26</LOWPART>
        </LASTMODIFICATIONTIME>
        <WINDOWS>
          <ARCH>0</ARCH>
          <PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME>
          <EDITIONID>Core</EDITIONID>
          <INSTALLATIONTYPE>Client</INSTALLATIONTYPE>
          <SERVICINGDATA>
            <PKEYCONFIGVERSION>6.2.8400.0;2012-05-18T22:01:35Z</PKEYCONFIGVERSION>
          </SERVICINGDATA>
          <HAL>acpiapic</HAL>
          <PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE>
          <PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE>
          <LANGUAGES>
            <LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE>
            <DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT>
          </LANGUAGES>
          <VERSION>
            <MAJOR>6</MAJOR>
            <MINOR>2</MINOR>
            <BUILD>8400</BUILD>
            <SPBUILD>0</SPBUILD>
            <SPLEVEL>0</SPLEVEL>
          </VERSION>
          <SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT>
        </WINDOWS>
        <NAME>Windows 8</NAME>
        <DESCRIPTION>Windows 8</DESCRIPTION>
        <FLAGS>Core</FLAGS>
        <DISPLAYNAME>Windows 8</DISPLAYNAME>
        <DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>Windows 8</DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>
      </IMAGE>
    </WIM>
    Core edition is the likely version that will appear on OEM machines, equivalent to "Starter" or "Home Basic" in earlier Windows releases.

    There are no .clg files to enable the setup or install executables to allow a choice of edition to install

    However, if anyone wants to install it, the imagex command would be:

    imagex /apply D:\sources\install.wim 2 T:

    where D: is the drive where the setup disk Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso is mounted, and T: is the target drive where you want to install the Core edition to.

    Who'll be first to test-drive it?


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    Yes, I know, I installed image 2 first of all.

    I don't know if there is a product key to activate it tho.

    You can just use it as a trial.

    It looks pretty much the same - it wouldn't let me install media centre - not because it was the wrong edition - but because it wasn't activated.

    I installed it by applying the wim - like I always install.

    However, you don't need to do it that way.

    If you just boot the dvd - then enter the default core edition product key - it will install

    2H7NK-3VJJY-HHY3Y-WM3T8-JFCRY

    Or you can put an ei.cfg file in - but it's hardly worth the bother.
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    Since I have not used the DVD setup, only imagex, I did not realise there was an option to install the Core edition in setup. Thanks for that information.
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    well I tried just now, but sill Imagex is not recognized , although WAIK is installed

    sorry

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    well I tried just now, but sill Imagex is not recognized , although WAIK is installed

    sorry

    Jeff
    I think this was a crossposting, so I have answered it where it should have been - in your thread - no probs

    Best of luck.
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    Well I've now set up Core and Professional :

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version one difference so far - Professional never even asked to be activated, but Core has difficulties:

    Click image for larger version the product id I gave (2H7NK-3VJJY-HHY3Y-WM3T8-JFCRY) in the install seems to have been blocked by the activation server.

    I used slmgr /ipk -successful then slmgr /ato gave the error 0xC004C003

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    Any ideas anyone? - or am I going to start using some of those 1000 rearms I have left?
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    Yes, that is just the default key which gives the 30 day trial.

    I haven't found a key to activete the core edition - I don't know if MS are giving them out for the core edition - except perhaps to oem's.

    Perhaps they aren't even doing that - could be why there are so many rearms.
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    Have you started mucking with pe yet?

    Can't get sound to work - bit annoying
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    key to activate core edition

    NBHH3-RR677-FVMHR-T6B6C-KWW4Y
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    Well I am intrigued, Fercian - It worked fine - thanks - should I ask the origin of the PK?

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