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  1.    21 Aug 2015 #261
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot 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.    21 Aug 2015 #262
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 15058

    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot 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.    21 Aug 2015 #263
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    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.    21 Aug 2015 #264
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,585
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona 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.    21 Aug 2015 #265
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,585
    Windows 10 IoT

    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.    21 Aug 2015 #266
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by gdscrtr View Post
    mine says it expires 7/15/2016

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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #267
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    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.    21 Aug 2015 #268
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 270
    latest windows insider home build

    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.    21 Aug 2015 #269
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    Windows 10 Pro build

    Quote Originally Posted by jyusa 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.    21 Aug 2015 #270
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    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10

    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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