I have windows 11 but also says windows 10


debgram2000

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I had to take my PC in because folders weren't opening and a bunch of other stuff, the tech said what they were trying was also making it worse. They came to the conclusion all of windows was corrupt beyond repair. So all my information and programs were lost. Now when I first installed 11 I had windows 10 and before that windows 7 which meant I got the free install using my windows 7 serial. When I got my PC back from the tech they had windows 11 on it but I saw it wasn't activated so I got my windows 10 serial and put that in, well it's activated but on some scans where it also shows OS it says windows 10. Did I do something wrong by putting windows 10 serial in so it would be activated? Otherwise, everything is running well no problems. Thanks so any info!!!!
 
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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Personal build
    CPU
    Core i5 8600
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    Asus Rog Strix B-360F Gaming
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    16.0 GB
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    LG 24GM79G
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    CoolerMaster HAF
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    Logitech G513
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SlicEnDicE

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You did nothing wrong. These scanning apps detects the windows kernel version which is 10.

Windows 11 is basically Windows 10 with a new skin and a few added feature. Ofc there are more differences, but in short this is the case.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro build 10.0.25206.1000 (Dev Channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
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    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
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    FHD + FHD + 1440p
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    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
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    65W
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    Thinkpad
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    600/300Mbit
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    Edge (Chromium)
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    Windows Defender
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    WSA: Installed
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    AMD-V: Enabled
    VBS: Enabled
    HVCI: Enabled
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
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    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
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    Asus PRIME Z270-A
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    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
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    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
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    Integrated
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    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
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    WQHD 2560x1440
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    850W
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    Fractal Design Define 7
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    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
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    600/300Mbit
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    Edge (Cromium)
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card

hsehestedt

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First, it's a little bit odd that it didn't automatically activate without you having to supply a key. The only reason I can think of off the top of my head is that they didn't install the same edition of Windows (Home, Pro, etc.) that you had originally. Although the fact that you were able to get it to activate with your Win 10 would indicate that it was the correct edition.

There are file names and references in Windows 11 to Windows 10. No need to worry about that. The build number that you posted is indeed Windows 11. As for license keys, there is no difference between a Windows 10 and 11 license key. They are 100% interchangeable.
 

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    Windows 11 21H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-11700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
    Sound Card
    Realtek (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
    2 x 512GB 2.5" SSDs
    2 x 8TB HD
    PSU
    Corsair HX850i
    Case
    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black cooler + 10 case fans
    Keyboard
    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Additional options installed:
    WiFi 6E PCIe adapter
    ASUS ThunderboltEX 4 PCIe adapter
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 15-BL012DX
    CPU
    Intel i7-7500U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Dual Intel HD 620 and Nvidia GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Built-in Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4k 15-inch
    Screen Resolution
    4k (3840 x 2160)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
    Internet Speed
    300Mb down / 20Mb up
    Browser
    Chromium Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    RAM Upgraded from 16GB to 32GB WiFi Upgraded from WiFi 5 to WiFi 6 SSD upgraded from 512GB NVMe SSD to 1TB Seagate FireCuda 510 NVMe SSD
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