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  1.    29 Jul 2016 #231
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    As far as I can ascertain, it basically remains the full version minus personalisation up to near the expiry date, then goes into boot every two hours, and finally refuses to boot. It seems it is a lot longer than 30 days ie several months. I wonder if the old slmgr /rearm trick still works?
    I've never run a system in that state long enough to see what actually happens. I've seen the odd "I reinstall Windows every 90 days " post. It isn't very hard to figure out what's going on there. If true, your several months time frame sounds accurate.
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #232
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    I had W10 Enterprise as a test and even as it worked 3 month it was still throwing out messages about activation. Forgot about it couple of month and when I started it again it barely booted and refused to do most of the things.
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #233
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I've never run a system in that state long enough to see what actually happens. I've seen the odd "I reinstall Windows every 90 days " post. It isn't very hard to figure out what's going on there. If true, your several months time frame sounds accurate.
    Hmmmmmm, I wonder what would happen with Windows 10, since our system stats seem to be much more visible to Microsoft. Could Microsoft perhaps see that the computer has already had a trial period; thus, disallow another one? Or, maybe allow a second one, but not a third?
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  4.    29 Jul 2016 #234
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Hmmmmmm, I wonder what would happen with Windows 10, since our system stats seem to be much more visible to Microsoft. Could Microsoft perhaps see that the computer has already had a trial period; thus, disallow another one? Or, maybe allow a second one, but not a third?
    All they need to do is make the trial period very short. Even pirates will get tiered of reinstalling if its every 30 days or less. I think the original intent ( way back when) was to let you clean install if you had to in an emergency, and give you time to activate in case you were where there was no Internet. You had a usable PC. Now a days I don't see that as, as big an issue. It can still happen, just not as often.
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  5.    29 Jul 2016 #235
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    All they need to do is make the trial period very short. Even pirates will get tiered of reinstalling if its every 30 days or less. I think the original intent ( way back when) was to let you clean install if you had to in an emergency, and give you time to activate in case you were where there was no Internet. You had a usable PC. Now a days I don't see that as, as big an issue. It can still happen, just not as often.
    I guess we need a guinea pig? Who's gonna try it?
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  6.    29 Jul 2016 #236
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Windows10

    If you join the Insider Program on Fast Ring, you effectively remain "activated" all the time as new upgrades come faster now than the expiry even in normal mid life Insider mode, since they took the decision some months back to make the Fast Ring faster. This is perfectly legal as well as far as I know.
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  7.    29 Jul 2016 #237
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I guess we need a guinea pig? Who's gonna try it?
    Star Ferret?
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  8.    29 Jul 2016 #238
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Star Ferret?
    That's a bit like throwing a shredder at it....

    Cheers,
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  9.    29 Jul 2016 #239
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,



    That's a bit like throwing a shredder at it....

    Cheers,
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  10.    29 Jul 2016 #240
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    I'm putting my money on the fact that if one already has Windows 10 on their machine, the MCT will still be available for download simply because of ongoing Builds for Insiders or that someone will want to do a clean install.

    Even if I were to have the Anniversary Edition on my computer, by virtue of having been an Insider, I can change my Update and Security Options to Insider.

    Edit: I also know that if someone downloads the full version thinking to install it on their computer, that unless they have a valid product key, it won't go past the request for the key. Which brings another thought to mind. What if I could buy the product key from Newegg (or another retailer) and then be instructed to download the MCT?
    I never said people wouldn't be able to download the RS1 in ISO form. But if you end up with the Insider flavor expect it to expire soon after if not planning to run the next build to follow!

    If just now upgrading to 10 after today however note the previous version's product key will no longer be enough since the freebie will be over and a new DL or key will have to be bought. There won't be any more free rides there.
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