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

  1.    22 Jul 2015 #921

    Rocky said: View Post
    Because I did drop out of the insiders program, as confirmed by several different screenshots that I have posted here in the forum and have since deleted, Microsoft will not let me keep Windows 10 Pro, I have been downgraded to Windows 10 Home. I have a unique product key and I will attempt a clean install as soon as I can.
    Hi Rocky, just to satisfy my own curiosity, and that of others, please check this page ... and confirm that your key is indeed unique.

    Upgrade activation (at present) is not key based but the existing licence transferred to a store licence (which is hardware, rather than the normal MSA based).

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  2.    22 Jul 2015 #922

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That's what I'm saying, I don't think Product codes are going anywhere, as was suggested earlier in this thread. I just can't see millions of Windows 10 systems all on one RTM product code. I may eat crow over that statement but for now that's my view.
    I totally agree,,, I don't see MS changing how they allow activation of the OS.
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #923

    https://account.microsoft.com/devices Will show you your installed Windows 10 devices. It may not be fully accurate, and will show both activated and unactivated installs. It may even show installs that you have performed and deleted - what it does show is that Microsoft has version and Machine information on their database, together with your MSA - if your MSA is not on their DB, they know that the Install is outside the Insider program. All of these installations, except those that have been done offline, and remain offline will be checked by activation servers periodically, and their license status will become notification.
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  4.    22 Jul 2015 #924

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    https://account.microsoft.com/devices Will show you your installed Windows 10 devices. It may not be fully accurate, and will show both activated and unactivated installs. It may even show installs that you have performed and deleted - what it does show is that Microsoft has version and Machine information on their database, together with your MSA - if your MSA is not on their DB, they know that the Install is outside the Insider program. All of these installations, except those that have been done offline, and remain offline will be checked by activation servers periodically, and their license status will become notification.
    Hmm, that shows two Dell PC's I don't own? I don't own a Dell period?
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  5.    22 Jul 2015 #925

    Superfly said: View Post
    Hi Rocky, just to satisfy my own curiosity, and that of others, please check this page ... and confirm that your key is indeed unique.

    Upgrade activation (at present) is not key based but the existing licence transferred to a store licence (which is hardware, rather than the normal MSA based).

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    Hmm, I could be eating crow sooner that I thought.
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  6.    22 Jul 2015 #926

    For those of you that opted out, did your product code change when you did that?
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  7. Posts : 1,590
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       22 Jul 2015 #927

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Hmm, that shows two Dell PC's I don't own? I don't own a Dell period?
    will you show me yours if I show you mine?

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  8.    22 Jul 2015 #928

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    will you show me yours if I show you mine?

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    I removed them from the devices list. Thinking back, it may have been a tower somebody gave me a while back that I played around with. It showed build 100041. All that's left now in my laptop, which isn't running the preview anymore and my other desktop PC that is. I may remove the laptop too.
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  9. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       22 Jul 2015 #929

    STEVAE said: View Post
    i agree totally. this has been a great experience, and i just can't see a downside to staying with the program. in fact, i can see many, many benefits in staying with the program. the best of everything.
    I feel the same! Why would I abdicate of a program that gives the newest technologies for free just for my humble feedback. I have been using W10 as my secondary production environment since build 9926 (the first really stable build IMO), and with build 10240 W10 has become my main production system. All the softwares I need work just fine, including my scientific programs and all my preferred games; also legacy hardware is working too. I simply can't complain? I know that some people are having harder experiences with W10, but for me it's just great!

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  10.    22 Jul 2015 #930

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Just curious. Does it give you an option to upgrade to Pro? If so, how much?

    I'm thinking we may all get a free copy of Home, then pay to upgrade.


    Right now it says $99, but I am waiting for a sale.
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