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Does Microsoft still offer the option to skip the product key while installing windows 10 ?

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Hi all , the title says everything.
 

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The story is today i ordered a new Mobo+CPU+RAM (i3 2100 + H61M-E + 2X4GB 1600MHz) and i'm already running a 32 bit enterprise and i want to download 64 bit Pro.

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32-bit and 64-bit keys are interchangeable since Windows 7.

32-bit is pretty much discontinued/legacy support.
 
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And by nag he means that silly transparency in the bottom right asking to activate. You have nearly full functionality of the OS outside of personalization.
Yeah i have no issues with running an unactivated windows.

Been there , done that .............. millions of times.
 
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do you guys recommend sticking to enterprise or should i go for Pro? , i want to use it just for gaming.
 
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do you guys recommend sticking to enterprise or should i go for Pro? , i want to use just for gaming.
Go for x64 enterprise and your current key should work, not sure if it will let you "downgrade" to Pro x64. You won't lose any functionality with Enterprise.
 
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do you guys recommend sticking to enterprise or should i go for Pro? , i want to use just for gaming.
If the privacy concerns are important to you, stick with Enterprise is those options are much easier to control. However, there is no option for the Windows Store and if you want to get some games there, you'll need a version of 10 that has the store included, unless there is a installer package for the Store compatible with Enterprise. It's possible, but I haven't looked.
 
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Enterprise does have the store and any other functionality, and some unique features as well.
I beleive LTSB edition does not have store nor edge.
 
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Enterprise does have the store and any other functionality, and some unique features as well.
I beleive LTSB edition does not have store nor edge.
I used the LTSB and it was good and light , then i tried the enterprise and actually i liked it more , there is no big difference in the end.
 
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Hi all , the title says everything.
Actually it depends on the distro. Most don't require a key to install, but I had a 1709 distro that wouldn't let me skip SN window (converted ESD file from MediaCreationTool to ISO).
Though, you can fix that by writing a few lines into ei.cfg on your installation media.

do you guys recommend sticking to enterprise or should i go for Pro? , i want to use it just for gaming.
For your PC I'd go with Enterprise LTSB. It's the lightest of all full-featured Windows 10 editions. The only downfall, is that you'll always stay behind in terms of updates and major updates (which nowadays is a good thing). Store is not there, some standard apps may be missing, but it can always be fixed via 1-2 commands in PowerShell.
 
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If the privacy concerns are important to you, stick with Enterprise is those options are much easier to control. However, there is no option for the Windows Store and if you want to get some games there, you'll need a version of 10 that has the store included, unless there is a installer package for the Store compatible with Enterprise. It's possible, but I haven't looked.
There is, it works just fine.
 

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do you guys recommend sticking to enterprise or should i go for Pro? , i want to use it just for gaming.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compare

If all you're doing is playing games, don't need anything more than Home. Pro has mostly business features revolving around administration and remoting in.

Enterprise licensing is for large corporations, not personal use.
 
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Enterprise, Enterprise LTSC and Education can save resources by disabling telemetry. Plus LTSC and Education don't ship Cortana.
 
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Soon vulkan emulation will be complete for dx12 titles..... come to linux.... until then, suck it! But as far as I remember, yes you get at least 1 day for trial.....
 
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Soon vulkan emulation will be complete for dx12 titles..... come to linux.... until then, suck it! But as far as I remember, yes you get at least 1 day for trial.....
Now with transform feedback it's pretty near.
 
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