1.    29 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,336
    Windows 10 Pro,

    To Go From Windows 10 TP To Windows 10 RTM


    So I have been a member here for a little while, and I have had fun playing with different Windows 10 technical preview builds, but just like everybody else I am getting ready to make the move to Windows 10 RTM version. In my case I want to leave the technical previews behind and just want to install the Windows 10 RTM version. My understanding is that I must first uninstall my Windows 10 technical preview version and then install my original Windows 8.1 on this machine, then install the Windows 10 RTM over that. Is this the way that it must be done, or am I misunderstanding something?
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  2.    29 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    That's my understanding as well. I'm going from my current OS(WIn8.1) and upgrading to Win10 on the 29th of July. If there is a way to go from the preview to the RTM I'm not aware of it.
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  3.    29 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Posts : 1,395
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    I think it depends how you installed the Preview.

    From this Microsoft blog post

    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.
    So if you installed Preview over 7 or 8.1 (and I'm going to speculate that it might only work if you did that with a recent version of Preview) then that suggests you would be able to go straight to RTM and leave the Insider program
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  4.    29 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I have Windows 10 on it's own HD and I am going to continue using the TP after the RTM. It is my understanding that this is possible as new builds will still be released. I do not plan to upgrade Win 7 for at least a couple of months. The image below is from Blogging Windows:

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  5.    29 Jun 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I think it depends how you installed the Preview.

    From this Microsoft blog post



    So if you installed Preview over 7 or 8.1 (and I'm going to speculate that it might only work if you did that with a recent version of Preview) then that suggests you would be able to go straight to RTM and leave the Insider program
    That might be correct.. but I'll stick with the Win8.1 => RTM method.
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  6.    29 Jun 2015 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys. I think that I will be making my tactical moves a couple weeks in advance to ensure that everything goes well with the transition.
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