Win11 machine is still showing Windows 10 as ProductName in registry

Pisipati, Mahadev 1 Reputation point

After installing Microsoft Windows 11 over a Physical machine or on VM hosted over HyperV, the operating system name in the registry is showing as "Windows 10 <SKU>"



1) Why the ProductName key is not showing the appropriate OS Name ?
2) Will it be fixed ASAP? If not, what is the reason that we are seeing older OS name ?


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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,826 Reputation points

    Try run Windows Update and download and install all updates and restart your PC and see if the problem persist?
    Try open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue and share the location for the registry and these screenshots.

  2. Darrell Gorter 1,216 Reputation points

    Hello ,
    This is expected behavior in Windows 11, why do you need this registry key to Show Windows 11?

  3. KirkH420 1 Reputation point

    I've been suspecting this for some time, apparently I'm not the only one...

    Windows 11 is just Windows 10 in disguise

    But hey, I guess this could be taken a couple different ways. If you have 21H2 in it's Windows 10 form and you've been on the fence about upgrading to 11, now there may not be any need to do it since LOL you've already got it, for the most part. It probably also means that all your favorite registry tricks are still going to work and it's no wonder why it was a trivial task to get the Win10 start menu back with a registry tweak. That is, until MS decided to block the tweak (starting with build 22000.65). Gee... I wonder why they did that?! Maybe because it was becoming a little too obvious that their Win11 wasn't a new OS at all?

    But for people who've made the leap to 11, you can basically expect the stability and performance of Windows 10. That is, if this article is correct.

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  4. Tropics 09 0 Reputation points

    If it was me I'd just change the values even though it does nothing, they should change this though, and start making windows 11 more newish, not js reskinning windows 10

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