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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,794
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #261

    badrobot said: View Post
    Wait, when you say activated, does it show "Activated" and at the same time showing the January 2016 expiration date below it?
    It doesn't have an expiration date; just that it's activated.

    And no, it's not the RTM I upgraded to from Windows 8.1. That one has all my programs still installed.; one of these days, I'm gonna do a clean install, but not yet.

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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 14986
       21 Aug 2015 #262

    badrobot said: View Post
    Wait, when you say activated, does it show "Activated" and at the same time showing the January 2016 expiration date below it?
    mine says it expires 7/15/2016

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  3. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,005
    All kinds
       21 Aug 2015 #263

    Each new build had an expiry date, this one is even longer than before, new ones are expected of course with new expiry date. And so ad nauseam (i hope)
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,246
    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Aug 2015 #264

    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.
    After you do the free upgrade, and Windows 10 activates. A hardware ID is stored on the Microsoft activation server for that PC. Then when you do a clean install latter on, it looks for that hardware ID. If it finds it, your activated, if it doesn't, your not activated. That's how their doing it now. Looks like that's carried over to the Insider preview program. Clean installs of the Insider preview now follow the same rules as installing the Consumer version.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,246
    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Aug 2015 #265

    If your running 10240, and opt in to receive insider previews, you'll get the watermark etc once you upgrade to 10525. Opt back out, roll back, no watermark and no expiry date.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,794
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #266

    gdscrtr said: View Post
    mine says it expires 7/15/2016

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    Yes, yours is from "winver" and mine was from "Update & Security" in Settings. I get the same results you do when running winver.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,794
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       21 Aug 2015 #267

    Thanks for the lessons, guys! Although I wasn't having trouble with anything, hopefully what we've discussed here will help those who are having problems.
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  8. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 247
    latest windows insider home build
       21 Aug 2015 #268

    here is what my setting screen now shows,, this is why I am not getting the latest updates I bet..what can I do to fix this?

    thanks
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro build
       21 Aug 2015 #269

    jyusa said: View Post
    To stay in Insider I think one thing is very important, that is: Backup your Device Drivers. This is the area I heard the most people having problems because without doing that.
    Except for those cases where you do back up your drivers, and Windows says "Nope, don't like that driver since the last build". Happened to me with my AMD Radeon 4600 graphics card. 10525 just won't take it, no matter how I try to slip it past MS.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10
       21 Aug 2015 #270

    wase
    Go to these settings your looking at the wrong ones.
    Settings / update and security/ windows update/ advanced options at the bottom of the page then fastring
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