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  1.    24 Jul 2015 #11
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,874
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    A reset seemed to work for me.
    I would not be too concerned about activation yet. Windows 10 10240 is still flaky and as long as you permit the updates it seems to change, and it will probably activate unexpectedly. But if you are not actually using 10240 as a working system, a reset is not a difficult thing to try, and doesn't take too long.
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #12
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10

    Can someone give me the link to the latest build of 10240? thanks!
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  3.    24 Jul 2015 #13
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10

    Well I am on the "Fast" ring and I have not gotten the update for the latest build 10240. So where can i find it other than a torrent site which might have viruses, etc.?
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  4.    25 Jul 2015 #14
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,874
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Sorry Matt, but it is just not available for direct download from Microsoft. If you are running build 10166, and are signed on with your MSA as an Insider, and you accept all updates, 10240 may automatically update on your system as it did for me six days ago. Otherwise, I can either advise patience or as another poster here cleverly stated it, look to the "seedier" sites!
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  5.    25 Jul 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 58
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelvas17 View Post
    Hello there,

    I compiled an ISO from an ESD on my laptop to create an ISO for my desktop to do an "in-place" upgrade to 10 from a legitimate copy (The machine I am using came with 8) of Windows 8.1. However, my 10 says it is not activated. Is there something I need to do or something I missed?

    Your help is always appreciated!
    If you have an ISO to install Build 10240 with, you have to first use it to upgrade your activated Windows 7 or 8 (or 10 Insider Preview) install by running setup.exe from within the activated qualifying OS. During the upgrade, do NOT enter any Product Key when asked, as Product Key activation is currently disabled. Once you connect to the Internet, Windows 10 Build 10240 will auto-activate. Do not enter any Product Key or try to manually activate before it activates itself.

    Once you have a successfully-activated Windows 10 Build 10240 installed, you can then clean-install it on that computer. Again, do not enter a Product Key during the clean install. Your hardware has been registered as qualified for the upgrade by having upgraded from a qualifying OS.

    If you then want to join that computer to the continuing Windows Insider Program, you can do that under Windows Update.
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  6.    25 Jul 2015 #16
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,874
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Quote Originally Posted by DonCuthbert View Post
    If you have an ISO to install Build 10240 with, you have to first use it to upgrade your activated Windows 7 or 8 (or 10 Insider Preview) install by running setup.exe from within the activated qualifying OS.
    I'd consider that as really bad advice.

    For heaven's sake, do not upgrade your legitimate system with Beta software!

    Activation is not necessary to try out Windows 10

    Wait until the real upgrade is available, and then some, before committing yourself.
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  7.    25 Jul 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    I'd consider that as really bad advice.

    For heaven's sake, do not upgrade your legitimate system with Beta software!

    Activation is not necessary to try out Windows 10

    Wait until the real upgrade is available, and then some, before committing yourself.
    Actually, there are members here that have upgraded 10240 over Win7/Win8.1 and we're set for the final upgrade on the 29th. So yes.. it is a valid way to go.

    PS, I did it over a week ago.. 10240 is activated(upgrade over Win8.1) and I'm getting all of the updates without one issue.
    Jeff
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  8.    25 Jul 2015 #18
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    My pc had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro version 240 x64 and I created an ISO and DVD from the ESD file, about a week ago. It had upgraded from version 10162. The pc originally had Windows 7 Professional x32 on it.

    I purchased a new 3TB drive, 2-days ago, and did a clean install by booting from the Windows 10240 DVD I created. Windows 10 Pro activated right away, 2-days ago (23 July), on the completely clean new drive. I was asked to enter the Windows 10 Pro ver 10240 KEY during installation and did so. No problem getting an activation.
    Last edited by Antilope; 25 Jul 2015 at 08:26.
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  9.    25 Jul 2015 #19
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 34,885
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Siegel View Post
    Well I am on the "Fast" ring and I have not gotten the update for the latest build 10240. So where can i find it other than a torrent site which might have viruses, etc.?
    I will ask the member I got a legit 10240 build from to fresh install if it's ok to give the link and PM you with it. However, it will not activate for MS has blocked that for the time being and will not update without activation. Cannot use any personalization either. You will still receive popup survey questions and Participate in the Insiders Hub.

    Please let me know.

    Edit:

    Strike that for now with what Antelope just posted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    My pc had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro version 240 x64 and I created an ISO and DVD from the ESD file, about a week ago. It had upgraded from version 10162. The pc originally had Windows 7 Professional x32 on it.

    I purchased a new 3TB drive, 2-days ago, and did a clean install by booting from the Windows 10240 DVD I created. Windows 10 Pro activated right away, 2-days ago, on the completely clean new drive. I was asked to enter the Windows 10 Pro ver 10240 KEY during installation and did so. No problem getting an activation.
    Thanks for posting that.

    Not understanding why mine is not activating. According to what I've read so far MS has blocked activation for now.

    What keys did you use?
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  10.    25 Jul 2015 #20
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafhrd View Post
    I'd consider that as really bad advice.

    For heaven's sake, do not upgrade your legitimate system with Beta software!

    Activation is not necessary to try out Windows 10

    Wait until the real upgrade is available, and then some, before committing yourself.
    Very good advice, Fafhrd.
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