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  1.    29 Jul 2016 #251
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,535
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    That isn't true at all. It certainly will go past asking for a product key. It will install fully. It just won't activate.
    When I tried to convert W7HP to W10H on my Toshiba laptop using the ISO, there wasn't any way to proceed past the Product Key screen.
    It would not accept the COA Key and it would not install.

    I had to use the MCT.
    It didn't ask for a Key, but it installed W10H and Activated it.
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #252
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,260
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    When I tried to convert W7HP to W10H on my Toshiba laptop using the ISO, there wasn't any way to proceed past the Product Key screen.
    It would not accept the COA Key and it would not install.

    I had to use the MCT.
    It didn't ask for a Key, but it installed W10H and Activated it.
    What ISO from where? I just want to know, for reference.

    EDIT: Also, did you boot from that ISO or run setup exe from windows?
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #253
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,149
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    When I tried to convert W7HP to W10H on my Toshiba laptop using the ISO, there wasn't any way to proceed past the Product Key screen.
    It would not accept the COA Key and it would not install.

    I had to use the MCT.
    It didn't ask for a Key, but it installed W10H and Activated it.
    If you attempt to do an in-place upgrade to an edition of Windows 10 that is not compatible with your installed edition of Windows, then it will get stuck at the product key screen with no way to skip. A clean install, however, won't do that.
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  4.    30 Jul 2016 #254
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,472
    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you join the Insider Program, right now, activation is required. There is no more free ride. If you clean install the Insider Preview on a PC that doesn't have a Digital Entitlement it won't activate. Not without entering a valid product code. Do it tomorrow and it will have to be a Windows 10 key to activate. They changed the rules when the Consumer edition became official. If you've been an insider from day one, you should be fine until you have to reinstall. I'm not sure what happens then?
    I joined Insider on an unactivated version on a vm using an MS account I had never used before a couple of days ago.
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  5.    30 Jul 2016 #255
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 5,472
    Windows10

    On other forums, it is claimed if you set your utc to a another timezone, you can still upgrade - mind you only 3.5 hrs maximum left :-).
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  6.    30 Jul 2016 #256
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,260
    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    I joined Insider on an unactivated version on a vm using an MS account I had never used before a couple of days ago.

    You can run it "unactivated" it will time out and go into reduced functionality mode in a short while though. You'll also be reminded to activate etc, etc. What I meant by "activation is required" is they don't just auto activate like they did when the Insider program first started. Insider Previews have the same activation requirements as the Consumer Edition.
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  7.    30 Jul 2016 #257
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    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

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  8.    30 Jul 2016 #258
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,064
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Mike, here's the whole bloody process...coffee in one hand, camera in other...



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  9.    30 Jul 2016 #259
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,194
    W10 Insider + Linux

    You nailed it !!!
    Keep those pictures for W11.
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  10.    30 Jul 2016 #260
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,064
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You nailed it !!!
    Keep those pictures for W11.
    There's already code in development - WD40!
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