"You could always give them to me.....I'll promise to use them" Kappa
Sorry, guys, but I can't give them away or sell them.
All of the testing builds up to 10240 have an expiration date.
After 7/29 all insider testing builds will have an expiration date. If you computer does not qualify for the free upgrade. If you quit being ad Insider the build that you are on at that time will expire.
So because you opted out of the insider program an expiration date will be assigned after tomorrow.
That not the way I understand it. Upgrade from 7 sp1 or 8.1 to 10166 then upgrade to 10240 then upgraded to RTM, leave the insiders, then that build will remain activated. For those that left before the rtm upgraded or patch we don't know what will happen.
If you read my other postings all testing I have done with 10240 was permanently activated.
Having noted the $Windows.~BT folder, I went to updates, and downloaded and began installing them.
Although there were 2 more updates remaining to get, a restart was required, so I let it restart, which began a round of configuration, restart, further reconfiguration, restart then there was some error reported and everything began to roll back.
After that, another restart, then back to boot menu.
System unable to start. F8 duly pressed, and repair attempted.
Not possible, so a reset was attempted.
Not possible, so I' have to attempt a clean install of the old 10240, and continue from there I guess.
$Windows.~BT just contains \sources\Panther\SysResetTrace-Tel-Merge.etl - which is a binary file, I think.
I have attached $SysReset\Logs\SetupAct_offline.log (as a zip file), in case anyone is interested.
Now to copy the downloads I found useful for 10240 and reinstall.
Oh, The Joy, a clean install of 10240 - it will activate OK!