Upgrade to Windows 10 V1709 is wrongly shown as Windows 10 S

[German]Users upgrading an existing Windows 10 to the current build 16299 of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may receiving the (wrong) system info, that they are now working with Windows 10 S.


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Microsoft is going to release Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) on October 17, 2017. Since a few days, Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16299 is available. And a cumulative update has converted this Insider Preview practical to a final. There is no time bomb and no watermark on the desktop anymore.

Users are able to download the ESD files of this build from the Microsoft servers and transfer them to an ISO installation file. The download addresses and the conversion have been described here at German site deskmodder.de. If a user execute setup.exe from within a running Windows 10, a so-called inplace update is performed. The existing Windows 10 will be updated to the Windows 10 Fall Creators update version.

Users who have upgraded in this way got a bad surprise. After they pressed the Windows+Pause key combination, to obtain the system information page, it is reported, that they are running ‘Windows 10 S’ instead of  ‘ Windows 10 Fall Creators Update’. Windows 10 S is the version of Windows 10 that is reduced to running Store Apps, but is based on Windows 10 Pro.

German site deskmodder.de has a user comment, reporting this behavior. Also this reddit.com thread has users who are reporting the same behavior. I don’t know, whether it’s a bug within the .esc file or if the wrong SKU has been shipped. It seems that Microsoft has to fix this issue.

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