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


  1. Posts : 8,345
    Windows 10 Professional
       17 Jul 2015 #551

    Edge is still a glitchy p品付病,
    why a three click process just to copy a url?
    and what's with the 'cursor from hell'!?
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  2.    17 Jul 2015 #552

    jyusa said: View Post
    There are many reasons people wanted to do clean installs instead of upgrade, no matter what M$ preferred. The bottom line is it must comes to a reasonable solution when M$ release the official build. Aren't our Insider Previewers are VIPs?
    You can clean install if you want to after you do the free upgrade on or after the 29th. Microsoft have said so. You upgrade so Microsoft can verify you have a genuine qualifying OS installed. That's all.

    Microsoft wanted as many upgrade installs from people running the preview so they could test it out. You could still, and many did, clean install. Especially if they had issues after doing an upgrade. I was in that group. I did a couple of upgrades that then had issues. I then started over with a clean install to get rid of the issues. Some never ever did an upgrade install. No big deal except! If you clean install the Preview there is no record of your qualifying OS for the final free upgrade to the final release. Those who did that don't get the free ride to the fully activated final release.
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  3. Posts : 72
    W10 Home/W10 Pro
       17 Jul 2015 #553

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You can clean install if you want to after you do the free upgrade on or after the 29th. Microsoft have said so. You upgrade so Microsoft can verify you have a genuine qualifying OS installed. That's all.

    Microsoft wanted as many upgrade installs from people running the preview so they could test it out. You could still, and many did, clean install. Especially if they had issues after doing an upgrade. I was in that group. I did a couple of upgrades that then had issues. I then started over with a clean install to get rid of the issues. Some never ever did an upgrade install. No big deal except! If you clean install the Preview there is no record of your qualifying OS for the final free upgrade to the final release. Those who did that don't get the free ride to the fully activated final release.
    If this is true (my bold) then would anyone who clean installed the Technical Preview need to put back their original Windows 7/8.1 on their system in order to get the GWX upgrade offer icon back? If you don't and wait until after 29th July and then put your original OS back, will the upgrade icon still show up again?
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  4. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       17 Jul 2015 #554

    I've upgraded two rigs and clean installed two others. All are activated! I don't see how the activation status of the two clean installed rigs may change. I guess who already activated their copies, no matter how, are fine.
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  5. Posts : 72
    W10 Home/W10 Pro
       17 Jul 2015 #555

    Vladimir said: View Post
    I've upgraded two rigs and clean installed two others. All are activated! I don't see how the activation status of the two clean installed rigs may change. I guess who already activated their copies, no matter how, are fine.
    Yes, I expect/hope that will be the case.
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  6.    17 Jul 2015 #556

    windows 10 240 is locked with Ower May user and also with admin : RetailAdmin which does not allow to log in . amybody has the password for this ??? thanx
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  7. Posts : 73
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1607 b14393
       17 Jul 2015 #557

    Hi,

    This is my 1st post here. Been using the Windows 10 Pro Insider preview builds for a couple of weeks now. The OS was upgraded via the ISO as an in-place upgrade. Since then I have managed to clean install build 10240 2-3 times on the same machine and the OS was activated automatically, using both a local and MS account.

    Have a few issues with the task scheduler but I'll post that bit in the relevant thread.
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  8.    17 Jul 2015 #558

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    You can clean install if you want to after you do the free upgrade on or after the 29th. Microsoft have said so. You upgrade so Microsoft can verify you have a genuine qualifying OS installed. That's all.

    Microsoft wanted as many upgrade installs from people running the preview so they could test it out. You could still, and many did, clean install. Especially if they had issues after doing an upgrade. I was in that group. I did a couple of upgrades that then had issues. I then started over with a clean install to get rid of the issues. Some never ever did an upgrade install. No big deal except! If you clean install the Preview there is no record of your qualifying OS for the final free upgrade to the final release. Those who did that don't get the free ride to the fully activated final release.
    exactly ive done that on this build 10240
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  9.    17 Jul 2015 #559

    Debbie said: View Post
    If this is true (my bold) then would anyone who clean installed the Technical Preview need to put back their original Windows 7/8.1 on their system in order to get the GWX upgrade offer icon back? If you don't and wait until after 29th July and then put your original OS back, will the upgrade icon still show up again?
    Those that clean installed the preview will, IMHO, have to go back and install 7/8.1 to get the free upgrade. I could be wrong but based on what I've read, that my opinion. If you opt out of the Insider Preview Program, which is what you do to go to the final non Preview build, you are subject to the conditions of the free upgrade offer just like everybody else. One of the conditions is you have to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1. You don't need the GWX icon/App to get the free upgrade. You can do it without that App, You just may have to wait a while for you chance to do it. Those that reserved their upgrade with the GWX App get priority that's all. It's not mandatory.
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  10.    17 Jul 2015 #560

    idm125 said: View Post
    windows 10 240 is locked with Ower May user and also with admin : RetailAdmin which does not allow to log in . amybody has the password for this ??? thanx
    Did you run that retail demo thing? Windows 10 has a secret retail demo mode with a new app and video loop
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