That not what Rocky did. He upgraded from a qualifying windows version. Instead of waiting tell the 29th, once he upgrade to build 10240. He left the insider program and the build remain activated with no expiration date. I would sure call that an RTM.
I was not implying a way to get free windows 10 without a qualifying version.
FYI - even though 10240 is being considered an RTM version there are going to be updates to it right up until release day, so actually the final RTM will not be until the final update before release.
You can call it RTM if you want, that's up to you. I'm not convinced so I'll wait it out. IMHO, there is nothing to be gained by opting out of the Insiders program now, versus waiting another week or so. My 10240 shows no expiry date too and I haven't opted out. So what's the difference? If it isn't RTM and you opt out, you may not get the final official release automatically. Then have to opt back in etc.
I know all that but one correction though.
It says you need to wait tell the 29th to do that. However, Rocky did what was underline early so far with no ill effects and no expiration date. See below.
Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22] | Blogging Windows
However, after re-reading this, it sounds like you should opt-out before the installing the build on the 29th but I could be reading it incorrectly.I want to opt out of the Windows Insider Program on 7/29.” If you decide to opt-out of the program and upgrade to the 7/29 build you will be subject to exactly the same terms and conditions that govern the offer* that was extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. This is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems. If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license. If you do not roll back or acquire a new license the build will eventually expire.
On Monday, Aul clarified that Windows Insiders won't be getting Windows 10 for free, at least not exactly.
Though July 29 marks the release of the "final" version of Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to tweak and enhance the operating system beyond that date. The company will also continue to run the Windows Insider program, through which participants can download the latest preview builds to test Windows 10 as it continues to evolve and then offer Microsoft their feedback.
And it's those preview builds that Windows Insiders will freely receive on a regular basis. Each preview build expires at a certain point, but Microsoft promises that it will be replaced by the next build. So in essence, those who wish to remain in the Windows Insider Program can get Windows 10 for free, but the version you run will always be a prerelease build, in other words a non-activated beta product.
"Since we're continuing the Windows Insider Program you'll be able to continue receiving builds and those builds will continue to be activated under the terms of the Windows Insider Program," Aul said. "We provide ISOs for these builds for recovery from any significant problems, but they are still pre-release software."
Those who wish to upgrade to the fully-tested and public release of Windows 10 on July 29 as well as in the future still need to be running Windows 7 or 8.1 to qualify for the free upgrade.
As Aul describes it in his blog post, users can choose from a couple of scenarios:
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I am sure there will be official guidance on this as The Day approaches...