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  1.    30 Aug 2015 #211
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    You're right, jyusa because I have it activated on two of my computers now. Third and fourth ones to follow.
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  2.    30 Aug 2015 #212
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by jyusa View Post
    That is not an UPGRADE! It's a CLEAN INSTALL. Forgive me if I'm wrong.
    Not always, jyusa. You can elect to either do an update or a clean install. I've done both and I think I used two flash drives; one for update and another for the clean install. Can't remember which, since I've slept since then.

    You're forgiven.
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #213
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Not always, jyusa. You can elect to either do an update or a clean install. I've done both and I think I used two flash drives; one for update and another for the clean install. Can't remember which, since I've slept since then.

    You're forgiven.
    LOL. Read the later threads of my post. But anyway, I've been FORGIVEN!
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  4.    30 Aug 2015 #214
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    Same as RTM - your hardware is registered. I did clean install of 10532 after breaking it and it activated fine.
    And I registered a new Microsoft Account name and clean installed on a laptop.

    New account: newuser@outlook.com and installed on Lappy 17 (that's had the Insider version installed on it).

    BTW, Lappy 17 is a dual boot system with 10240 RTM on one side.
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  5.    30 Aug 2015 #215
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    I just had a thought and will just throw it out here to see what y'all have to say about it. It makes sense to me, but may not to y'all.

    I have three computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops) that are all dual boot. Each one had Windows 8.1 Pro on it when it was set to a dual boot system. I then installed the Windows 10 Insider Build that was current in the October time frame onto the new partition(s) and generally updated, followed a few days later by a clean install of the newest build. On or about July 29, I upgraded the Windows 8.1 partitions to Build 10240 RTM/GA.

    Until recently, I don't remember checking activation of new builds, so I'm not sure whether the Insider partitions were activated or not.

    And now, what I'm wondering is: By upgrading the Windows 8.1 partition(s) to Windows 10 RTM, do y'all think maybe that's why Build 10525 (or was it 10532?) installed on the Insider partition activated under the new Microsoft Account (newuser@outlook.com)? [Post 214 above]

    Just curious and wondering if this could shed any light at all in this very dark room.
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  6.    30 Aug 2015 #216
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    And I registered a new Microsoft Account name and clean installed on a laptop.

    New account: newuser@outlook.com
    You don't actually need a microsoft account. Microsoft account is only for being able to join the insider program and get the download on fast/slow ring. It doesn't affect activation - I clean installed 10532 with local account.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    BTW, Lappy 17 is a dual boot system with 10240 RTM on one side.
    Then it will activate as the hardware hash will be the same. I'm sure if you made it triple boot and just installed 10532 it would also activate.
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  7.    30 Aug 2015 #217
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    Quote Originally Posted by halasz View Post
    You don't actually need a microsoft account. Microsoft account is only for being able to join the insider program and get the download on fast/slow ring. It doesn't affect activation - I clean installed 10532 with local account.

    Then it will activate as the hardware hash will be the same. I'm sure if you made it triple boot and just installed 10532 it would also activate.
    Sheesh, Halasz, you answered my question before I posted it!
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  8.    30 Aug 2015 #218
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Sheesh, Halasz, you answered my question before I posted it!
    Must be psychic
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  9.    30 Aug 2015 #219
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    Anyone know how to reset activation? When I upgraded from 10240 to the last Preview build it deactivated. Upgraded to this one and still gives me an Activation error.
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  10.    30 Aug 2015 #220
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkyblue View Post
    Anyone know how to reset activation? When I upgraded from 10240 to the last Preview build it deactivated. Upgraded to this one and still gives me an Activation error.
    Were you activated on 10240? If you were, that is rare. Did you check to join the preview build before you upgrade to 10532? How did you upgraded? I heard people upgraded to 10532 with an ISO from the internet.
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