Software Deployment Question
Whats the best way to do an in-place upgrade or repair install of Windows 7 using the K2000
06/03/2016 1227 views
I have about 30 x Win7 Enterprise machines we want to automate teh downgrade from Enterprise to Pro for, without nuking the data thats already there, so we can upgrade to Win 10 Pro.
I have found a registry hack to trick Windows 7 Pro to install over the top of Enterprise by overwriting a couple of registry keys with the details it verifies before installing.
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v EditionID /t REG_SZ /d "Professional" /f
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" /v ProductName /t REG_SZ /d "Windows 7 Professional" /f
But I am trying to find an unattended way to use the K2000 to do the Windows 7 Pro in-place upgrade so we don't have to do it manually.
A standard scripted install without any diskpart tasks etc doesn't work, it still seems to nuke all programs etc that were installed prior. I have seen this Win 10 upgrade post but I'm not able to modify it to work with a Windows 7 Pro install silently.
So i'm looking for any advice anyone might have?
Please and thanks. =)
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