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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       29 Jul 2015 #181

    You don't need to update the Insider build if you're running 10240, it runs updates daily.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,690
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       29 Jul 2015 #182

    Boozad said: View Post
    You don't need to update the Insider build if you're running 10240, it runs updates daily.
    Yep, Build 10240 is the final build. Saw that last night on the Windows blog.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #183

    Do Windows Insiders get a free license?

    * This is a simple question, with a complicated answer. The short answer is No. Neither do Windows 7 or 8/8.1 users. They get a free *UPGRADE*, which is not the same thing as a free license. The *UPGRADE* upgrades an existing valid Retail or OEM Windows 7/8/8.1 license to entitle you to use Windows 10. Just like any other single license, you can only install one copy on one machine at in given time. That one copy can be Windows 7/8/8.1 or Windows 10, but not both at the same time, and not both on different computers. (See section on dual booting and virtual machines).

    * The longer answer is "sort of, but not really". If you stay in the Windows Insider program, you will continue to receive what are, for all intents and purposes, "Trial" versions of Windows 10, which expire after a period of time. These builds are Beta and Test versions, so may continue to have problems because they are not "Production level" code. New builds will be released periodically, and you must continue to upgrade to these new "Trial" builds in order to retain a working copy of Windows 10. New builds will be released before the expiration of the old builds. There is no information on how often these builds will occur, but some hints have been that they may come as often as a monthly basis. Perhaps even more frequent on occaion.

    The primary difference here is that if you leave the Windows Insider program, you will no longer have a valid license to use Windows 10, so you must acquire one if you want to stay on Windows 10. You can acquire a free valid license either by upgrading an existing qualifying version as specified above within 1 year of the release date of Windows 10 (July 29th), or by purchasing a license for Windows 10 (or through MSDN/Technet or other standard ways). Either way, to stay on Windows 10 you must have a valid license, since one is not given to you simply by participating in the Windows Insider program.
    Is this information still valid and likely remain to remain valid?

    i.e. if I leave the Insider Program then a Win 10 install that originated from a clean install of 10162 will cease to be activated?

    (Just want to know if I have to go through the hassle of: Clean Install Legit Win 7->Upgrade to Win 10->Clean Install Win 10)
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8
       29 Jul 2015 #184

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yep, Build 10240 is the final build. Saw that last night on the Windows blog.
    Thanks. I did wonder why there was no build number in the bottom right hand corner!
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #185

    Nus said: View Post
    Is this information still valid and likely remain to remain valid?

    i.e. if I leave the Insider Program then a Win 10 install that originated from a clean install of 10162 will cease to be activated?

    (Just want to know if I have to go through the hassle of: Clean Install Legit Win 7->Upgrade to Win 10->Clean Install Win 10)
    Yes, that information is accurate. If you have never upgraded from a legitimate 7/8.x on that machine, you will not be activated when you leave the insider program on that machine.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Jul 2015 #186

    Mystere said: View Post
    Yes, that information is accurate. If you have never upgraded from a legitimate 7/8.x on that machine, you will not be activated when you leave the insider program on that machine.
    Thanks, brother.

    Bummer, three times the effort to get a clean install or else stay with the program...
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 X64
       01 Aug 2015 #187

    hi guys,

    i promised to be back here with the answer conçerning my friend's problem to upgrade from WIndosws 7 to Windows10 for free.

    He brought his laptop to my place and....there is nothing wrong with it. Meanwhile he installed Windows 10 fro free.

    What he did wrong was trying to download WIn 10 PRO instead of Win 10 Home. I do not think that at the time Windows Home was available for download, since downloads at to be done via the Insider Hub.

    So yes, you where right and everything is normal.

    just to let you know.

    Jeff
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Aug 2015 #188

    jeffrys said: View Post
    hi guys,

    i promised to be back here with the answer conçerning my friend's problem to upgrade from WIndosws 7 to Windows10 for free.

    He brought his laptop to my place and....there is nothing wrong with it. Meanwhile he installed Windows 10 fro free.

    What he did wrong was trying to download WIn 10 PRO instead of Win 10 Home. I do not think that at the time Windows Home was available for download, since downloads at to be done via the Insider Hub.

    So yes, you where right and everything is normal.

    just to let you know.

    Jeff
    Thanks for the update and I'm glad everything worked out just fine.
    Good work!!
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 X64
       01 Aug 2015 #189

    thanks Bunny,

    Jeff
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    New York
    Posts : 118
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #190

    I was wondering...if i do an upgrade from a licensed windows 7 on my laptop (using the upgrade tool on the website)...will a new product key for the licensed 10 install be generated that i can copy down? If so, where would you locate it? (after your are on 10)....

    I would want to create an iso which in the future i could use to do a clean install if needed but i want to make sure that when i would use the iso, i'd keep my licensed copy...even if say, i had to replace the hard drive for some reason...I am talking about re-installing on the same computer, of course...

    Thanks...
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