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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Aug 2015 #2041

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Getting this update now, will see if it fix's problem's.

    KB3081424

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081424
    Getting it right now.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       05 Aug 2015 #2042

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    OK I think we're getting all confused, and so am I ... lol. First off, I formerly tested the TP builds from the beginning in October to about the spring, and and then stopped. I ran Windows 10 TP in a VMWare virtual machine.

    Now I would like to reconvene running the TP builds after let's say a four month absence (maybe more). I am installing the 10240 build fresh on bare metal. The drive has been competely formatted. During installation I skip the activation code entry, and connect using my Insider Login as an account. The system shows as NOT activated and so I cannot customize my system. If I attempt to activate, I get an error, saying I have the wrong code.

    I have registered to receive Insider Builds, and it says that I'm set to receive them. But I still show as not activated. Does some update just appear and activate me automatically? Is that what happens? Because I'm starting to think that I'm disallowed from installing an Insider Build post July 29th. I had heard that all the codes were deactivated.

    And most importantly, I have NEVER EVER upgraded from Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1. I want to start a fresh install of an Insider build on this new machine.

    Thanks everyone.
    "And most importantly, I have NEVER EVER upgraded from Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1. I want to start a fresh install of an Insider build on this new machine." IMO this is why you are not activated.

    From Shawn Brink

    Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.

    You do not get a product key with the free upgrade of Windows 10.

    The activation for the free offer of Windows 10 is registered on the Microsoft activation servers, and is referenced by the hardware (motherboard/CPU/graphics card) of the PC it was upgraded on.

    You have to do the upgrade to Windows 10 first and then you can go back delete or format that Windows 10 upgraded partition and start with a bare metal clean install of Winodows 10. I know it seems like a long way around, but the upgrade must happen first.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,869
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       05 Aug 2015 #2043

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    OK, wasn't sure, had to ask. Is receive insider builds selected? I think it defaults to off on clean installs. Not sure it actually makes a difference, can't hurt to check it if you haven't already. I saw report earlier that Microsoft temporarily turned off the insider build activations? If it's still disabled that may be your issue. Current activated insider builds stay activated but new installs are blocked.
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    From Gabe's tweet in post 1 of this thread, "We've removed ISOs and keys. At this point there isn't a supported clean install path. Just upgrades from here until 7/29." Like I said, maybe they haven't turned the activation servers back on yet? Or you need a new key that hasn't been released yet? The Insiders page looks like its active though? maybe you have redownload a new ISO? If you can't download a new ISO, that would tell me its still shutdown.
    First thing I did upon boot, Alpha, was to configure to receive Insider builds since day of fresh install via Windows Media Creation Tool which would have given me the latest 10240 build ISO. As of 11 days ago anyway. See snip below.

    Still holding for someone to answer to see if there are new keys.

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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,010
    All kinds
       05 Aug 2015 #2044

    Just receiving a new cumulative update:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081424
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #2045

    wonder what this does, Windows is always so vague
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #2046

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Getting it right now.
    Me too
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #2047

    tracit99 said: View Post
    "You have to do the upgrade to Windows 10 first and then you can go back delete or format that Windows 10 upgraded partition and start with a bare metal clean install of Winodows 10. I know it seems like a long way around, but the upgrade must happen first.
    And that's means even if I just want to test Insider builds on a new fresh machine, right?

    OK, so since I was just doing this for kicks, I'll opt out, or else wait and see if an Insider build becomes available. I don't want to have to obtain Win7 or 8.1, just so I can install this (even $10 is better spent on a meal...lol). I'm otherwise happy with Vista.)

    Now I am going to find out first what this new cumulative update is, and then I'll see if an Insider Buld becomes available this week. Besides, the activation server just mihgt make me lucky this week. We'll see...lol
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro 14393.693
       05 Aug 2015 #2048

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    And that's means even if I just want to test Insider builds on a new fresh machine, right?

    OK, so since I was just doing this for kicks, I'll opt out, or else wait and see if an Insider build becomes available. I don't want to have to obtain Win7 or 8.1, just so I can install this (even $10 is better spent on a meal...lol). I'm otherwise happy with Vista.)

    Now I am going to find out first what this new cumulative update is, and then I'll see if an Insider Buld becomes available this week. Besides, the activation server just mihgt make me lucky this week. We'll see...lol
    Well I am not sure. I "think" you would be able to join the Insider program in Windows Updates even if you are not activated. Of course you are not going to be able use the Personalization options while not activated.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Aug 2015 #2049

    Most people won't give up a windows 7 or 8.1 key just to keep testing windows 10. I will not do that myself.

    @jody-thornton

    I am curious to know if the enterprise version still activates on a clean install but has an expiration date. You might want to test that if you can't activate your insider build.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,869
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       05 Aug 2015 #2050

    Jody Thornton said: View Post
    And that's means even if I just want to test Insider builds on a new fresh machine, right?

    OK, so since I was just doing this for kicks, I'll opt out, or else wait and see if an Insider build becomes available. I don't want to have to obtain Win7 or 8.1, just so I can install this (even $10 is better spent on a meal...lol). I'm otherwise happy with Vista.)

    Now I am going to find out first what this new cumulative update is, and then I'll see if an Insider Buld becomes available this week. Besides, the activation server just mihgt make me lucky this week. We'll see...lol
    Hi, Jody and all. After much time on the phone with MS tech support I found no one with an answer concerning help or any new released keys for the Insider builds/OSs. They just kept passing me along. I finally gave up. It seems to me the old generic keys are indeed blocked. Hopefully for the time being anyway. I'm quite sure they'll address this issue in due time.

    Anywho, it looks as though we'll have to wait. Those upgrading from another OS seems to take precedence. I'll have to live with no personalization for a while. No big deal. I still get to use 10.

    Good luck to all.
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