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How To Know You Are Using Windows 10 Education?

Do you know how to check which Windows 10 edition you’re using – Windows 10 Pro for Education or Windows 10 Education? For those who performed Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7/8/8.1, how to find out which product key you used during the free upgrade?

After some research, it seems to me that there is no easy way to do this. Please let me know if you’ve better idea for these questions.

Anyway, here are some clues. With reference to Windows 10 upgrade paths, this is the Windows 10 edition upgrade matrix:

Windows 10 edition upgrade matrix

After executed this dism command in an elevated Command Prompt window, I believe that I’m using “Pro edition” and it can be upgraded to “Pro Education”, “Education”, or “Enterprise” edition. If memory serves me well, I used Windows 8 Professional product key during Windows 10 installation (via November Update version 1511 ISO image).
dism /online /get-TargetEditions | findstr Edi

Uses dism to find out Windows 10 current edition and possible target edition for upgrade

I’ve confirmed with student who is using Windows 10 product key from DreamSpark, the dism command shows only one target edition for upgrade (i.e. Education) – so that’s actually a “Pro for Education” edition. Windows 10 Pro Education was introduced during Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607).

Using dism.exe to check which Windows 10 edition that can be upgraded to.

As for the 2nd question – neither SoftwareLicensingService nor SlMgr can be used to find out which product key (of Windows 7/8/8.1) was used during free upgrade. The SlMgr /dli does show last part of the product key, but this is belong to the digital entitlement product key generated during free upgrade (apparently not the key you entered).

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