Windows 10: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 for PC Insider
You're welcome, George. Glad to help.
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Yep. But I still can't get over the fact that I was able to activate Windows 10 preview using a pre-RTM key the other night before upgrading to 10586. I know I have tons of keys from MSDN to use, I just did it for no reason but it worked.
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Yep. I remember seeing that before but never sank in.
The best observation yet! Actually I saw a fluke here when setting up the VM on the main here and ended up on the blog page for the 10565 with a download link. The immediate release of the 10586 on the other hand is provided to tester and developers first as always. That should come as no surprise to anyone who examined any of the previous versions like the public 7 beta and RC releases onto the 8 CP and 8.1 builds to see 10 arrive.
Without the watermark for the build number you can suspect that this will be what the next upgrades see as well as what gets downloaded by way of the MC tool. Why do you think that "Windows Feedback" option sits there nicely in the Windows Accessories for and 10 suddenly is a free upgrade? After 8 took a nose dive following how successful 7 was MS had to rethink how to get people to even move on anything new after that and getting everything smoothed out nicely before the full blown retail build does finally arrive and people have to pay for it!.
The transition should actually end up being more of a minor annoyance as far as taking 10+minutes to wait while you watch since it will go on like a service pack unlike what you generally see with a full upgrade of the OS. The impact on the registry shouldn't even be noticed while a program or two could stop functioning depending a few new entries or changes there while not expecting much. Your files, settings, and programs should remain intact.
Actually, I was mistaken - you can use the current ISO available from MS, and clean install using a W7/8 key, without having upgraded first, per @essenbe 's post previous:
Night Hawk said:
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 for PC - Page 29 - Windows 10 Forums
PC build 10586 is now available in the Slow ring!
PC build 10586 is now available to in the Slow ring!
So then is any word on a official ISO of the new build been released by MS
The build 10586 (TH2) ISO files will be released in a couple of more days.
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 for PC
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I jut checked the MS Insider site and that's still 565. I'm thinking now that 586 has been released to slow ring they may post the new build soon?
Edit: Man that alien is quick!
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Windows 10 Home Insider Preview build 10166 product key: KTNPV-KTRK4-3RRR8-39X6W-W44T3
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Just available on my machine. AMEN.
UPDATE: Whoa! Another Windows 10 PC build! Build 10159 - Windows 10 Forums