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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
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    Will never upgrade now time for linux


    I have been a part of the insider program since 5/12/15. Always participated in the insider program to help improve windows 10.. I wake up today to see my build is no longer activated so i call to activate and am transferred to a rep that proceeds to tell me that he can not activate it and I have to purchase a windows 10 key... Are you kidding me have we all been strung along this whole time. I will not use another Microsoft program if this is how they are going to operate.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
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    Use this tool to do the upgrade. You can also use it to make a ISO for a clean install.

    Windows 10
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
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    Get Off My Lawn
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
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    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
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  5.    29 Jul 2015 #5
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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
    Please follow my instruction's.
    It will be a free upgrade to the newest version.
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  6.    29 Jul 2015 #6
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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 have the same problem. I clean-installed 10 from the beginning and have never tried an upgrade from 7 or 8. I want to keep 7 and have 10 dual-booting like I do now. But a non-upgrade reinstall at the moment won't activate because I don't have a key.

    I imagine that once the Insider program resumes and we get different updates again, we'll get a new prerelease key to reinstall with. I don't mind having to be an Insider to keep an activation. I just want to be able to reinstall without using up a 7 key.
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  7.    29 Jul 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by zal View Post
    I have the same problem. I clean-installed 10 from the beginning and have never tried an upgrade from 7 or 8. I want to keep 7 and have 10 dual-booting like I do now. But a non-upgrade reinstall at the moment won't activate because I don't have a key.

    I imagine that once the Insider program resumes and we get different updates again, we'll get a new prerelease key to reinstall with. I don't mind having to be an Insider to keep an activation. I just want to be able to reinstall without using up a 7 key.
    Use the tool from here while you are in Windows 10.
    Do the upgrade option. It will use the Win 10 key you already have.

    Windows 10

    More instruction's on using it here:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Use the tool from here while you are in Windows 10.
    Do the upgrade option. It will use the Win 10 key you already have.

    Windows 10

    More instruction's on using it here:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
    Sorry but why go through all that when Atheenah's post fix's the problem with a fresh install or upgrade in about 30 sec's
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  9.    29 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
    Sorry but why go through all that when Atheenah's post fix's the problem with a fresh install or upgrade in about 30 sec's
    OK, glad it worked out better for you then.
    I hope you don't run into any problem's by doing it the short cut way in the future.
    Your welcome for all my help.
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  10.    29 Jul 2015 #10
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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, 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.
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