Windows 10: Windows 10 Build 10240 for PC is now available


  1. Posts : 450
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       05 Aug 2015 #2051

    @ Mustang

    The error you get is most likely caused by the anti virus program.
    Uninstall it and try again.
    Also you could disconnect spare hard drives and DVD/ CD drives not being used during the install.
    Also disconnect add ons like USB card readers, external hard drives, USB3 add on cards etc.
    Use a wired mouse and keyboard.Once everything is up and running add back your devices on by one.
    I have an internal card reader which prevented me from upgrading from 8.1 to 10 full release.
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2052

    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.
    I think you're right. I think that activation on new hardware with Insider builds is still turned off since the middle of July or whenever it was.

    The insiders page won't let you download a new 'Insider' PC build - it just sends you to the 'normal' Windows 10 ISO page. (I think you can download a Mobile build though, and therefore can still register your MSA as an Insider as well.)

    I believe a clean install on a PC won't activate unless the hardware has previously been activated with Build 10240 (or maybe one of the recent Insider builds like10166 (???) which is about when they changed the activation servers over).

    Also, if you upgrade to 10240 from an activated Insider build before 10240, I *think* it may still stay activated.

    But I'm pretty sure new installations won't activate, even if you use the Insider email address. Certainly when I was firing up a new VM to try something, it wouldn't activate.
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  3. Posts : 1,750
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       05 Aug 2015 #2053

    If you just want to test, why not download the Enterprise evaluation version of 10.10240:
    Windows 10 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center.

    It is personalizable, functionally equivalent to Professional, and has a 90 days evaluation period which may be extended twice with rearms. Within the limits of the license, it is activated, but it does have a watermark. There are minor differences in Windows setup regarding whether you join an enterprise domain, but you just need to choose the alternative.

    You can remain in the insider program, and receive fast or slow track updates as far as the advanced updates settings page shows, as long as you log in with your MSA, and if you have other systems (even 8.1) logged in with the same MSA, your settings follow you around.

    Frankly I am not concerned about Activation status on insider builds - it's not as if I feel guilty at running some illicit system, but I guess we have become somewhat sensitized to it over the years - just like the lack of the Start menu.

    The only system I installed since 17th July that activated was performed after the activation servers were supposedly downed was on an installation of 10.10166 that I upgraded immediately, without activating first, to 10.10240. Like previous upgrades it was a partial success, and I had to reset it, but it remained activated.
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  4.    05 Aug 2015 #2054

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    If you just want to test, why not download the Enterprise evaluation version of 10.10240:
    Windows 10 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center.

    It is personalizable, functionally equivalent to Professional, and has a 90 days evaluation period which may be extended twice with rearms. Within the limits of the license, it is activated, but it does have a watermark. There are minor differences in Windows setup regarding whether you join an enterprise domain, but you just need to choose the alternative.

    You can remain in the insider program, and receive fast or slow track updates as far as the advanced updates settings page shows, as long as you log in with your MSA, and if you have other systems (even 8.1) logged in with the same MSA, your settings follow you around.

    Frankly I am not concerned about Activation status on insider builds - it's not as if I feel guilty at running some illicit system, but I guess we have become somewhat sensitized to it over the years - just like the lack of the Start menu.
    That might be an idea. I want to be able to customize it enough so I can see two things (since my beefs are really down to aesthetics and deprecated Control Panel features):

    I want to try third party Visual Styles (something similar to a Windows Vista/7 Basic look or even a Windows 8.1 look) just to see if I'll like using Windows 10 better, if I like what I'm looking at.

    I also want to test out customizing the Start Menu thoroughly. Can I sort it differently for example, and can I change its organizational structure easily enough.
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  5.    05 Aug 2015 #2055

    Just got (yesterday) Win 10 upgrade on my other PC (from Win 7 Pro).
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  6.    05 Aug 2015 #2056

    I finally got my optical drive working. I found it on technet under "DVD drive not working in Windows 8.1"
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  7. Posts : 31,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 Pro x 64 CU build 15063 & Insider Build 16273
       05 Aug 2015 #2057

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    If you just want to test, why not download the Enterprise evaluation version of 10.10240:
    Windows 10 Enterprise | TechNet Evaluation Center.

    It is personalizable, functionally equivalent to Professional, and has a 90 days evaluation period which may be extended twice with rearms. Within the limits of the license, it is activated, but it does have a watermark. There are minor differences in Windows setup regarding whether you join an enterprise domain, but you just need to choose the alternative.

    You can remain in the insider program, and receive fast or slow track updates as far as the advanced updates settings page shows, as long as you log in with your MSA, and if you have other systems (even 8.1) logged in with the same MSA, your settings follow you around.

    Frankly I am not concerned about Activation status on insider builds - it's not as if I feel guilty at running some illicit system, but I guess we have become somewhat sensitized to it over the years - just like the lack of the Start menu.

    The only system I installed since 17th July that activated was performed after the activation servers were supposedly downed was on an installation of 10.10166 that I upgraded immediately, without activating first, to 10.10240. Like previous upgrades it was a partial success, and I had to reset it, but it remained activated.
    I'll consider that, Fafhrd. That may be the way to go.
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  8. Posts : 12,416
    W10Prox64
       05 Aug 2015 #2058

    MrQueely said: View Post
    I finally got my optical drive working. I found it on technet under "DVD drive not working in Windows 8.1"
    What was wrong with it? I have a system here with optical drive issues, and I'm holding off upgrading it until I get this resolved.
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  9. Posts : 1,517
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       05 Aug 2015 #2059

    Settings > Accounts


    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Mike, mine was automatically activated after I did the upgrade. I did the upgrade on top of the last build from insider's.

    Attachment 28567
    My Insider b10240 won't activate either.

    groze said: View Post
    @HippsieGypsie
    @Wynona

    I wonder if Microsoft is forcing the new requirement that the insiders must have a Microsoft account associated with insider builds.
    I was forced to swap to an Online Account.

    Update
    I was poking around in the Settings page and I discovered that I needed to verify my account (again).
    I'm sure I had to do this when I swapped to the Online Account.

    Once I verified my account again W10 activated.

    If your W10 Insider OS won't activate, check "Settings > Accounts" to see if you need to re-verify your installation.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 06 Aug 2015 at 02:19.
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #2060

    simrick said: View Post
    What was wrong with it? I have a system here with optical drive issues, and I'm holding off upgrading it until I get this resolved.
    Sorry, here's the link DVD - Technet solution
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