Windows 10 Upgrade Path is Language Specific

The silent upgrade of Windows 10 is dependent upon matching languages.  This may seem obvious when thinking about English versus French.  How about US-EN (409 or 1033) versus EN-GB (2057)?  Turns out that the CB, CBB, etc version you download will really matter.  As the error provided by SMSTS logs are opaque to say the least.  Mike Terrill discovered the issue by running the upgrade in a loud (non silent) mode.

Unfortunately this means that you need even more versions of the ISO on your Distribution Points.

The WQL query for checking the language upgrade for EN-US

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where OSLanguage = "1033" and OSArchitecture = "64-bit"

The WQL query for checking the language upgrade for EN-GB

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where OSLanguage = "2057" and OSArchitecture = "64-bit"
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Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from www.shauncassells.com. Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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