Windows 10: Can I still install a fresh copy of Win 10 Insider Preview?

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  1.    02 Jun 2016 #1

    Can I still install a fresh copy of Win 10 Insider Preview?


    Hi all,

    Overall I'm pleased with Windows 10 since using it over a year. It trumps Win 7 in almost every way.

    Just checking, on my second computer (which is currently Win 7), I'm also looking to install Windows 10 Insider for free - is this still possible, just as I did last year?

    Many thanks.
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  2. RWOne's Avatar
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       02 Jun 2016 #2

    Yes, just sign up for it, and install.
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  3.    02 Jun 2016 #3

    Sorry, I guess I posed my question incorrectly.

    I meant - I know technically it's still able to do so - BUT, is it still legal?
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  4.    02 Jun 2016 #4

    Microsoft wouldn't let you sign up for it if it wasn't legal to install.
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  5.    02 Jun 2016 #5

    Okay. I was just asking since I read a while back MS has stopped giving product keys for Insider, so wasn't sure what the situation was.

    Anyway, will check it out.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       02 Jun 2016 #6

    tengeezer said: View Post
    Hi all,

    Overall I'm pleased with Windows 10 since using it over a year. It trumps Win 7 in almost every way.

    Just checking, on my second computer (which is currently Win 7), I'm also looking to install Windows 10 Insider for free - is this still possible, just as I did last year?

    Many thanks.
    I wonder if you care to consider this "round about " suggestion :
    I do know you already have a computer running Win 10 and are happy with it.
    Why not upgrade your 2nd computer to Win 10 as well ?
    Once it is activated, you now have digital entitlement on your 2nd computer as well.
    Now, you can then change your 2nd Win 10 computer to Insider Preview.
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  7.    02 Jun 2016 #7

    Thanks David. Problem with that is, I'd lose my Win 7 license, which I'd still like to keep.

    Interested in the dual boot.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       02 Jun 2016 #8

    tengeezer said: View Post
    Thanks David. Problem with that is, I'd lose my Win 7 license, which I'd still like to keep.
    You don't exactly lose you Win 7 license. It will juist get tied up with the new Win 10 installed.
    You can still use the Win 7 license to reinstall Win 7 if you have had enough of Win 10.
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  9.    02 Jun 2016 #9

    Cool, got ya.
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  10.    02 Jun 2016 #10

    Alright peeps, I've found some info regarding this. Apparently, it is NOT allowed to install a fresh copy without a valid license:

    No more Windows 10 keys for Insiders; post-RTM installs must be on previously activated PCs

    According to this article, Gabe Aul says, "New Insiders can't activate a clean install unless they've upgraded from 7/8 first, or own a 10 key."
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