Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10525 Insider

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       21 Aug 2015 #251

    Lee said: View Post
    The only thing I have to say is. . .all you old timers here on the Ten forums. . .just ignore this young man. . .he is here for one reason and only one reason, and that is to see if you can cause problems, and start word wars. . .
    Please do yourself a favor and buy a Macintosh :-)
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #252

    Mimizuku no Lew said: View Post
    It's only for machines that have been upgraded from an eligible Windows 7 or Windows 8 install now.
    The Insider Program is not tied to a machine; it's tied to your Microsoft Account.
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #253

    Wynona said: View Post
    The Insider Program is not tied to a machine; it's tied to your Microsoft Account.
    The rules changed after RTM.

    https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwi...w-build-10525/

    Windows 10 Insider Preview is intended to be installed on genuine Windows 10 devices – before upgrading to Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds or reinstalling Windows 10 please ensure your device is activated. To confirm go to Settings > Update & security > Activation. With the launch of Windows 10 we introduced device based activation. If you’ve previously activated a genuine copy of Windows 10 on your device, you’ll be able to activate Windows 10 Insider Preview builds of the same edition without the need to enter a product key. This will also enable you to re-install the latest public release of Windows 10 without entering a product key if you no longer want Windows Insider Preview on your device.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #254

    Mimizuku no Lew said: View Post
    I have all my machines set up as dual boot. On each machine, one partition is the original Windows 8.1 Pro partition (upgraded to RTM) and the other has never had anything but the Windows 10 Insider builds on it. Not Windows XP, nor Vista, nor Win 7, nor Windows 8/8.1. IOW, the partitions started out completely clean/empty and have been formatted with each new build that was clean installed.

    After Build 10525 was released, using my pen (author) name and credentials, I set up a second Insider account. I then installed Windows 10 Build 10525 on that computer's "Insider Partition", which, to reiterate, has never had anything but the Windows 10 Insider builds on it. That machine activated almost immediately.

    All of my machines have activated as they should.
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #255

    That's a big change! No free ride on new hardware. If Windows 10 was never activated on that hardware a clean install will not activate Insider Preview version or not. I can see why they did it. Not saying I agree with it, just that I see why. If they didn't anybody could theoretically run windows for free for ever, as long as they run insider builds. Now you have to do the free upgrade, then switch to receive insider builds. I've opted in, and then back out again on one PC. No activation iisues. It was already running 10240 Consumer.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #256

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That's a big change! No free ride on new hardware. If Windows 10 was never activated on that hardware a clean install will not activate Insider Preview version or not. I can see why they did it. Not saying I agree with it, just that I see why. If they didn't anybody could theoretically run windows for free for ever, as long as they run insider builds. Now you have to do the free upgrade, then switch to receive insider builds. I've opted in, and then back out again on one PC. No activation iisues. It was already running 10240 Consumer.
    Well, as long as it activates, I figure I'm legal. Microsoft's rather picky about activation.
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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #257

    Wynona said: View Post
    I have all my machines set up as dual boot. On each machine, one partition is the original Windows 8.1 Pro partition (upgraded to RTM) and the other has never had anything but the Windows 10 Insider builds on it. Not Windows XP, nor Vista, nor Win 7, nor Windows 8/8.1. IOW, the partitions started out completely clean/empty and have been formatted with each new build that was clean installed.

    After Build 10525 was released, using my pen (author) name and credentials, I set up a second Insider account. I then installed Windows 10 Build 10525 on that computer's "Insider Partition", which, to reiterate, has never had anything but the Windows 10 Insider builds on it. That machine activated almost immediately.

    All of my machines have activated as they should.
    If I read that blog correctly, activation is now tied to the hardware. If Windows 10 has been activated on that PC/hardware in the past your fine. If not, you have to do the free upgrade, then opt in for insider builds.
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  8.    21 Aug 2015 #258

    Wynona said: View Post
    Well, as long as it activates, I figure I'm legal. Microsoft's rather picky about activation.
    All my PC's have been activated with 10 Pro 10240, so I can pretty well do what I want now. Insider or non insider. I've opted back in on one, went to 10525, didn't like what I saw and went back to 10240. No activation issues.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #259

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    If I read that blog correctly, activation is now tied to the hardware. If Windows 10 has been activated on that PC/hardware in the past your fine. If not, you have to do the free upgrade, then opt in for insider builds.
    How does Microsoft know if it's been activated if I have formatted the hard drive?

    Never mind . . . dummy moment; of course, Microsoft knows everything about my computers now. I'm not really sure I'm liking this!

    And I don't have any other computers to check this out on without dragging one out of the cobwebs at the back of the closet.
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       21 Aug 2015 #260

    Wynona said: View Post
    How does Microsoft know if it's been activated if I have formatted the hard drive?

    Never mind . . . dummy moment; of course, Microsoft knows everything about my computers now. I'm not really sure I'm liking this!

    And I don't have any other computers to check this out on without dragging one out of the cobwebs at the back of the closet.
    Wait, when you say activated, does it show "Activated" and at the same time showing the January 2016 expiration date below it?
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