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  1.    01 Sep 2015 #91
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    It looks that way. If there is no watermark, your not running 10525 or 10532. The way its supposed to work on a clean install is, if you did the free upgrade and activated, a clean install on that same PC will activate. I think Microsoft goofed with 10240. When that build released there was no watermark and no detectable expiry date, even if you originally clean installed the Insider preview and hadn't opted out. Opting out then, got you a free Windows 10. For some anyway. Clean installs after that activated for some but not for others. Consider yourself lucky. Well I guess who ever gets that PC is the lucky one.
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #92
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ah so your still running the Insider Preview. That changes everything. You must still have the watermark and an expiry date? Not real point in trying to transfer that to a new PC. It's not the full consumer version. You can stay an insider and keep running the Insider preview. Each new build will give you a new expiry date. If you opt out activation will eventually time out and you'll lose functionality.
    Bummer. I just checked on my laptop too, but there's still no watermark.
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  3.    01 Sep 2015 #93
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    All you can do on the laptop is Stop Insider builds and see if stays activated. If there are no watermarks it must be build 10240? Did you ever do an upgrade to Windows 10 on the laptop?
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  4.    01 Sep 2015 #94
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    All you can do on the laptop is Stop Insider builds and see if stays activated. If there are no watermarks it must be build 10240? Did you ever do an upgrade to Windows 10 on the laptop?
    When I first upgraded to build 10240 I was surprised that the watermark disappeared and that it says "Windows 10" instead of "Windows Insider Preview", or "Windows Technical Preview". And yes, I'm quite certain it's build 10240. It never did a build-like upgrade ever since (shut down, do the slow counting to 100%, restart a few times, and boom, new build installed).
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  5.    01 Sep 2015 #95
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    You can always opt back into Insider builds if opting out causes issues. In theory, as long as you stay an insider, and they keep releasing new builds, the expiry date will just keep being extended.
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  6.    01 Sep 2015 #96
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    When I first upgraded to build 10240 I was surprised that the watermark disappeared and that it says "Windows 10" instead of "Windows Insider Preview", or "Windows Technical Preview". And yes, I'm quite certain it's build 10240. It never did a build-like upgrade ever since (shut down, do the slow counting to 100%, restart a few times, and boom, new build installed).
    Just so you know, I'm not running any insider builds at the moment. It looks like it will expire if you don't upgrade to a new build. Why That PC and not the other I don't know?
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  7.    01 Sep 2015 #97
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Just so you know, I'm not running any insider builds at the moment. It looks like it will expire if you don't upgrade to a new build. Why That PC and not the other I don't know?
    On the laptop was different. I wasn't able to upgrade from 10030 so I clean installed 10240 from iso. So maybe that's why. Also, I'd like to believe that Microsoft decided to give a free Windows10 to the 'helpful' insiders, for I was an insider since February and I sent a lot of feedback.
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  8.    01 Sep 2015 #98
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Just so you know, I'm not running any insider builds at the moment. It looks like it will expire if you don't upgrade to a new build. Why That PC and not the other I don't know?
    Yeah. I stopped the builds on my laptop and the expiration date didn't go to infinity. So I activated them again.
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  9.    01 Sep 2015 #99
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    That was the way it was supposed to work, clean installs of the Insider preview didn't qualify for the free upgrade. One thing you could try is go here, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10 run the Setup.exe and select the "Upgrade this PC now Option". Then see what happens.
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  10.    01 Sep 2015 #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marron View Post
    From what I know you have access to my PC specs. Now can a custom built PC come with OS already installed ? It can't.
    And you said that you read the whole thread. Well I said that it's the license Microsoft gave me for being an insider.
    Then I stand corrected and will endeavor to improve my reading skills. But save the snot for somebody who appreciates it more. Congrats on your first job!
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