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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    No, we weren't. In fact, multiple times... uncountable times, it's been said to the contrary. You do not get a free license of WIndows 10. You get a free *UPGRADE* to Windows 10 from a previous 7/8.x genuine license. This has been reiterated by numerous people ever since some journalists got the wrong idea and jumped to the wrong conclusions.

    You will remain activated if you stay in the Windows Insider program, but if you don't want to be an insider, you need a copy of Windows 7/8.x to upgrade from.
    This from Microsoft contradicts what you are saying

    "I've gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh," wrote Insider program head Gabe Aul.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
    This from Microsoft contradicts what you are saying

    "I've gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh," wrote Insider program head Gabe Aul.
    No, it doesn't. That is talking about being an insider. If you want to remain an insider, you continue to remain activated, just as I said above.

    Read this from Gabe Aul, which is more clarification.

    Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22] | Blogging Windows

    “I want to continue as a Windows Insider!” If you want to continue as a Windows Insider past 7/29 there is nothing you need to do. You’re already opted in and receiving builds in the Fast or Slow ring depending upon your selection. This is prerelease software and is activated with a prerelease key. Each individual build will expire after a time, but you’ll continue to receive new builds so by the time an older prerelease build expires you’ll have received a new one. 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. We provide ISOs for these builds for recovery from any significant problems, but they are still pre-release software. As part of the program we’ll upgrade Insiders to what is for all intents and purposes the same build as what other customers will get on 7/29, but that will be just another build for Insiders, and those who stay in the program will simply get the next build after as well.

    “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.
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #13
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    ITT: OP angrily declares he will never upgrade, OP upgrades. Lulz.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
    That would be usefull if i was upgrading from windows 7 or 8 but this is the insiders build that i have used for months updated to the release. We where told we would get it for free by participating
    No you weren't. It has been clear all along that you had to have a valid 7 or 8.1 license for the free upgrade. If you downloaded an ISO and did a clean install, that does not qualify. You can either update from 7 or 8.1, buy a copy, or stay in the Insiders Program.
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #15
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The question is...why would you want to activate a preview version? Even if the build numbers match, why wouldn't you want to have the finished code delivered the way it is meant to be delivered? There could still be things that were finished, implemented, etc.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
    That would be usefull if i was upgrading from windows 7 or 8 but this is the insiders build that i have used for months updated to the release. We where told we would get it for free by participating
    I had no problems upgrading my build 10240 copy. Rather than upgrade via Windows update, I downloaded the ISO using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool, and then upgraded from that. Upgrade was flawless, everything is activated.
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