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Should work in 10 too
Here's the thing folks ... MS had to test what will happen when Windows 10 is launched.
Permanent activated is a test on a Preview Release and has no real bearing on activation.
When Windows 10 is launched, those values will have meaning on an production install or upgrade, but not yet. The license is still the Preview License and that is the controlling factor. When 10.0.240 expires, the license will be invalid.
I get "permanently activated" and "Retail Licence" on a test PC that wasn't upgraded from 7 or 8, but was clean installed with an earlier ISO (10130 I think), and has the same product key as everyone else. Also I seem to have accidentally left the Insiders programme on that PC (I installed using Setup.exe from the 10240 ISO, and signed in with a local account although the PC has a valid Insiders MSA as well, but it seems to have dropped the PC out of the programme).
Gabe Aul has been very clear that that I won't be keeping this PC as activated (I'll probably opt back in to Insiders with it), so the "permanently activated" message is clearly not something that should be relied on at this stage.
Gabe Aul said: