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Is Empower supported on Windows 10 Pro for Workstations? - WKB27261

Article number: 27261

ENVIRONMENT

  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  • Empower 3 FR4
  • Empower 3 FR5

ANSWER

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations was introduced as part of the semiannual channel release that became available in January 2018. This new version of Windows 10 offers support for Workstations with up to four CPUs and up to 6TB of RAM.

Empower 3 FR4 : This version of Windows 10 Pro was not available at the time Empower 3 FR4 was tested, and as such it is considered an unsupported OS. This version is enabled by simply changing the product key. This means that you can toggle between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations in real time by simply entering a new Microsoft product key. The implications of this are that there is very little difference between these versions and there is little risk that Empower will not work as expected. However, this does remain an untested OS, and the customer must accept the risk.

The Empower installation log will note the unsupported OS.

Empower 3 FR5 : Installer will not allow the installation with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. You cannot bypass this.
CRI-1055 is open to add support for installation of Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. 

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