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  1.    20 Jul 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Something strange happened when installing Build 10240


    Hey all,

    Newbie here.

    I'm a long time Windows users and have used all incarnations since 95, so I know my way around the system - but something just happened and it has me stumped!

    The other day, I downloaded an ISO of Build 10240 via kat.cr. I had Windows 7 installed on my machine, formatted it and did a clean install. Everything went swimmingly and I'm loving the new OS. It's fantastic. Modern, sleek, responsive.

    Unfortunately, I was not able to active it permanently. I skipped the license key screens during set-up and instead entered it via CMD. I used the VM key that is floating around (lasts 180) and then installed Custom Auto KMS (via MS Toolkit) to run at 7pm every night, thereby resetting my 180 day trial everyday. This doesn't really bother me but deep down I wish it was permanent.

    However, here is the strange thing. I just now installed it on my father-in-law's machine. I wiped his HD and did a clean install, followed the same routine that I did on my machine and his is permanently activated! I entered no key, nothing! I checked CMD by typing in slmgr /xpr and yep, she's activated permanently.

    How is this possible?!
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  2.    20 Jul 2015 #2

    Hi there

    Help with Unofficial Software installed from well known torrent sites and using "dubious methods" of activation (KMS activators etc) isn't allowed to be offered on the Forum (Forum rules) so I'm afraid you are on your own on that one.

    Unofficial ways of creating an ISO from the OFFICIAL install update methods are allowed ( create ISO from ESD) and are available in the tutorials.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    20 Jul 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Queensland, Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    The one I got was from the official update, I just didn't create it myself. I'm not asking for help, just curious as to why this has happened? Very peculiar.
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  4.    20 Jul 2015 #4

    Quote Originally Posted by cryofry View Post
    The one I got was from the official update, I just didn't create it myself. I'm not asking for help, just curious as to why this has happened? Very peculiar.
    Hi there

    reading your original post : The other day, I downloaded an ISO of Build 10240 via kat.cr. .......

    There's NO official ISO for build 10240 yet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    20 Jul 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    The activation servers were down last week - MS is forcing users to run through normal channels for updating Windows to help them understand the process in the wild. This is a good thing.

    IT's possible that you could not activate Windows on your machine because the servers weren't responding, but by the time you installed on your father's machine, they might have been back up.

    Windows 10 automatically activates using the key from a qualified previous install (Win7 sp1, Win8.1) - they need to test this thoroughly.

    You mentioned KMS - that's volume licensing isn't it. The upgrade path for enterprise (volume licensing) is completely different than for individual use.

    See: Windows.com - Windows 10 'tab'
    Windows 10 FAQ Tips - Microsoft
    -- and --
    Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    The activation servers were down last week - MS is forcing users to run through normal channels for updating Windows to help them understand the process in the wild. This is a good thing.

    IT's possible that you could not activate Windows on your machine because the servers weren't responding, but by the time you installed on your father's machine, they might have been back up.

    Windows 10 automatically activates using the key from a qualified previous install (Win7 sp1, Win8.1) - they need to test this thoroughly.

    You mentioned KMS - that's volume licensing isn't it. The upgrade path for enterprise (volume licensing) is completely different than for individual use.

    See: Windows.com - Windows 10 'tab'
    Windows 10 FAQ Tips - Microsoft
    -- and --
    Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft
    Both of those links are not working now.
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  7.    20 Jul 2015 #7
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    Worked for me when I posted them and I just went there. Hmmmm

    Try Windows.com, then click on the Windows 10 'tab' on the blue banner
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  8.    20 Jul 2015 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I just got some sort of update.
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  9.    20 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Worked for me when I posted them and I just went there. Hmmmm

    Try Windows.com, then click on the Windows 10 'tab' on the blue banner
    Hand-writing on the wall, in the Cloud???? They open in Internet Explorer but not in Firefox, obviously being blocked by Microsoft. Same for the Windows.com link
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  10.    20 Jul 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Hand-writing on the wall, in the Cloud???? They open in Internet Explorer but not in Firefox, obviously being blocked by Microsoft. Same for the Windows.com link
    hmmmm, Chrome doesn't have any issue with the pages. Edge works too.

    They are secure pages (https://) for some reason.

    Could you test the address below in FF? Tenforums does a redirect on URLs and I'm wondering if that, combined with https, is causing FF to balk
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq

    After that, we should return to cryofry's question, I'm not sure there's much more that I can offer. It seems to me that MS might detect the non-MS ISO install and deny or turn off activation. I'm not sure that's the case, but if it is, this was a good test for MS.
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