1.    03 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 on Old Equipment


    So I logged in to my insider account and downloaded Windows 10 (I think I downloaded the 10240, because I skipped entering the activation code. I entered it later but it won't activate for now. When I run the ver command it shows as 10240.

    I installed it on an HP small form factor PC with a P4 3 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. I just cannot believe how fast it runs. It boots to the logon screen in 8 seconds (I am not kidding). This machine came with XP.

    I'm surprised how little you can do with the built in administrator account. I know it's bad practice, but that should be up to the user.

    So is there a way to activate this build at this point? It was a fresh installation. I want to continue with insider builds on this secondary machine.
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  2.    03 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    I think you need to register that PC with Insider but I don't remember how.
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Sometimes it just takes a couple of days to get automatically activated. Just make sure you are logged in with your MS account registered with the Insider program. But on one of my test machines, I had to manually enter the generic key via elevated command before it gets activated.
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  4.    03 Aug 2015 #4

    OK, I did try the command prompt method, but received an error. Should I enter a code of any sort?
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5

    Sorry to bump, but I REALLY don't want this thread getting buried. I apologize.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #6

    Wynona got me fixed up in another thread. (at least I think so.)
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  7.    04 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
    Wynona got me fixed up in another thread. (at least I think so.)
    Great!

    Windows Activation lately is somewhat a game of luck.
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