Windows 10 Tech Preview contains some kind of Preview for Consumer

markm091

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Here's a heads-up for everyone wondering if there's anything "hidden" in the preview: I was poking around using the DISM utility and found that the image contains a second index, called "Windows Technical Preview for Consumer".

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I applied this image to a VM and found it is the same build number, but the watermark now displays "Windows Technical Preview for Consumer..."

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I haven't noticed anything different yet (no IE12 or Notification Center), but also haven't done too much digging. I guess there's a possibility it unlocks functionality on a tablet, but have no way to be sure.
 

boltman2013

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Its a WIm with several index choices and actually it depends on what you use to read the index.

When using 7.... with script

I got Preview, Consumer and Core

When using 8..with powershell script
I got Professsional

I really don't think Consumer IS consumer and the official index is Professional as that is the one the key works with and activates.

It is weird I got conflicting readings of valid index's
 

DavidinCT

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Just wondering, if you did that change, did you run Windows Update to see if there is anything available ? If there was a change in SKU by doing this, extra options would be installed via Windows Update...
 

boltman2013

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You don't want consumer it won't activate and had no apparent difference from professional..its probably just there for later upgrades once the release consumer so they don't have to re-do the .wim
 

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