Windows 10: Build 10240 - Any expiry on ACTIVATED versions??

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  1.    22 Jul 2015 #11

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Mine also "Permanently Activated" -- seems we are in lock as I'm sure 6 X Windows 10 pro license would not give me much change out of 700 USD !!!.

    Can't believe in the generosity of Ms -- there MUST be a catch somewhere -- I don't regard getting new updates to insider builds as a problem - especially if I can run a FREE W10 build.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    No catch.. really. Free is Free.
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  2. Posts : 1,583
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #12

    There may not be any expiry that we can see, but there is still development code and references to it - Flightsigning certificates and "TH1" for instance - that are referenced in the Registry and the BCD entry for Windows 10.

    There are probably other things that are well obscured that can timebomb your installation.

    I read somewhere (lost and forgotten) that the expiry for 10240 is the same as other prerelease Versions - 15th October??

    Anyway, how many of you have had an apparently permanently activated system suddenly appear as non-genuine in notification. It happens all the time, doesn't it?

    All that is required is that the 10240 key -3V66T gets blacklisted, and the license server sticks a notification on your licensing, and a little watermark appears on your desktop.
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  3.    22 Jul 2015 #13

    Hi there

    Anyway interesting things to look out for.

    It does seem though Ms wants to keep the Insider preview going so we might get Freebies. Actually in some way it's far cheaper for Ms to have loads of REAL users testing REAL applications on REAL Practical hardware rather than Ms itself having to design tests which can't possibly replicate anything like the actual hardware 100,000's of users are really using.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       22 Jul 2015 #14

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I'm confused now -- if build 10240 is as good (or for most people as near as good) as it will be for the Windows delivered to people after 29 Jul - and it's activated already what is the point in purchasing new licenses.

    I've got about 6 versions running -- I just don't envision Ms as a company that dishes out that amount of FREE Software -- so I'd assume these must become de-activated some time in the future.

    Anybody got any knowledge or info in that. Previous builds were set to expire on 02 Oct.

    There's no expiry as far as I can find out currently on activated 10240 builds.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    See table in Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO File - Windows 10 Forums
    version
    Expiry
    warnings
    stops booting
    10240 September 17th 2015 October 1st 2015 October 15th 2015
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  5. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       22 Jul 2015 #15

    My simple question is:

    "Has any non-insider been able to get permanent activation from official KMS servers before?"

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  6. Posts : 1,583
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #16

    KMS activation is for 180 days only, I believe. It then has to be reactivated for a further 180 days. Thus not permanent.

    Furthermore, the key may be blacklisted as it has come from a source that should not be distributing it, and the KMS server you used may be persuaded to close down, since it should not be used to activate illicit keys.

    @ Slartybart - So that's where I read it! Nowhere else on the internet from official MS sources though?
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  7.    22 Jul 2015 #17

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    KMS activation is for 180 days only, I believe. It then has to be reactivated for a further 180 days. Thus not permanent.
    exactly I have only 180days for two pcs
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  8.    22 Jul 2015 #18

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Interesting but why do I get this:
    Jeff, might want to edit out your email address from here
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  9.    22 Jul 2015 #19

    Slartybart said: View Post
    See table in Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO File - Windows 10 Forums
    version
    Expiry
    warnings
    stops booting
    10240 September 17th 2015 October 1st 2015 October 15th 2015
    Interesting. but I get this.. no expiration date.
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  10.    22 Jul 2015 #20

    paulsalter said: View Post
    Jeff, might want to edit out your email address from here
    Got it..
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