1. markm091's Avatar
    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".


    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..."


    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.
    10-01-2014 05:26 PM
  2. Shantanu Sarkar's Avatar
    The product key given on ms page for win 10 doesn't work for consumer version
    10-11-2014 06:41 AM
  3. boltman2013's Avatar
    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
    10-11-2014 07:20 PM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    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...
    10-12-2014 11:35 AM
  5. Ashwin Sathish's Avatar
    Can you explain me how did you exactly get the cosumer preview?.....please I want to do that too
    10-13-2014 03:22 AM
  6. boltman2013's Avatar
    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
    10-26-2014 11:52 PM
  7. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Nothing new here, just changed branding terminology. The 'Preview' is Pro. 'Consumer' is non-Pro, aka Core.
    10-27-2014 12:31 AM

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