Great thread. I have the 10240 running in a VM. Updated and activated. Still have my main SSD with a fully updated Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I read in some post that some are exporting their VM to their system disk. As I'm not that techie and a bit confused . I don't want to clean install and start all over with users / apps / settings / tweaks.
I have a question about what the best update routine will be for my system: Mac Pro 5.1 (2012) running EFI Windows 8.1 Pro.
Should I just wait until the update servers seed the RTM to my Windows 8.1 Pro system disk from 7/29? How will the upgrade presents itself, just with Windows Update?
I would say yes, play safe and wait. If you can wait longer, many teething troubles will be fixed in the first 3 months after release as statistically significant numbers of early adopters will uncover 90%+ of the defects in the release product. You may well notice an improvement in your VM over that time as the commonest problems are fixed.
Although some sources say that 10240 is RTM, it still has some developer code, such as Flightsigning - developer code certificates - and many folk are still reporting *ahem* unexpected features, which are expected to be fixed in a rollup update before the advertised RTM release date of 29/07.
It's like redecorating a room - it looks nice, but it still smells of fresh paint!
I know the must-do thing to get the upgrade is to connected account with the MSA which used to register for the Windows Insider Program, but I can't log in with the MSA, only thing I can do is using the Local Account to get the upgrade.
I am using a non-activated 10166 in VirtualBox for 2 days, but I only receive Windows Defender upgrade till now......
If a machine has already had an activated preview build on it, the unique hardware hash is recorded at MS, so there's a chance you can clean install the latest build and get it activated after first reboot.Badrobot, did you do any additional thing before you upgrade to build 10240? I feel a little strange why I can't get 10240 like you did.
I know what you mean.
But in Badrobot's first post, he said "with a new Gigabyte motherboard". New motherboard should not have memory, I think.
My computer(which installed Windows Insider build in) was too old, so I build a new computer(No OS) last Wednesday. Unfortunately, Microsoft just removed the ISO link and deactivated key, so I am seeking for how to get the Windows Insider build again.