Windows 10: How long will "Insider Progam" run? and Why different edition numbers? Solved


  1. Posts : 79
    Win 10 Pro Insider Preview 64 bit build 16179, Win 10 Pro Annivarsy Update #1607,, Win 7 HP 64
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    How long will "Insider Progam" run? and Why different edition numbers?


    Desktop: Asus mob Asus Maximus V Gene with Intel 3570k, Nivida GTX660, 16 gb ram

    Triple boot system:

    Disk 0: SSD with Win 7 HP 64 bit. Fully licensed
    Disk 1: SSD with 8.1 PRO. Fully licensed
    Disk 2: SSD with Win 10 Pro.(with all current updates)
    From Key Finder: "Installed from Full Packaged Product Media"
    Prod ID: 00330-8000-0000-AA892
    CD Key: ends in 3V66T (generic?)
    Reg Owner: Microsoft
    Reg Organization: Microsoft

    From Cmd (admin): DISM /Get-Currentedition > 10.0.10240.384
    From Cmd (admin): Slmgr/xpr > "Windows (R), Professional Edition, The Machine is Permanently
    Activated"
    From Update & Security Window “Activation > Edition Windows 10 Pro”
    From Updates > Advanced Options > "You are all set to received Insider Builds"
    From Cmd (admin) Msinfo32.exe > "Hdwe. Abstraction Layer Version = 10.0.10240.16392

    Question: Why the different edition numbers between DISM /Get-Currentedition > 10.0.10240.384 and Msinfo32.exe > "Hdwe. Abstraction Layer Version = 10.0.10240.16392?

    Question: How long will the "Insider Program" run? Will/can my edition of Win 10 pro be converted to a fully licensed OS at some future point without upgrading my Win 8.1 pro?

    Remark: If the above answer is no, then I plan on Updating my Win 8.1 Pro to Win 10 pro. I don't want to do this for awhile as I don't feel that Win 10 build 10.0.10240 is fully ready for prime time and I would like to stay in the "Insider Program". I would like to keep all 3 OS's, however as I understand you have to go the "Upgrade" route to be legit thus loosing my Win 8.1 pro in the process. I do not wish to upgrade my Win 7 as long as I can as Win 7 is it is my work horse and everything works.

    Thanks in advance for comments or suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    If you leave the insider program you may have to drop back to 8.1 then upgrade again. I've seen posts leaning both ways so nothing definitive yet. Only way to know is to try it I guess and post results here for others to benefit from.
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  3.    04 Aug 2015 #3

    Question: How long will the "Insider Program" run? Will/can my edition of Win 10 pro be converted to a fully licensed OS at some future point without upgrading my Win 8.1 pro?
    As to the first -- no one really knows and MS has not been forthcoming on this. It would be nice if it runs through the release of Threshold, but, that's not been confirmed.

    As to the second -- no. Insider builds can not be converted to Retail/OEM builds. Comments on other threads citing MS remarks about this indicate that when you leave the Insider program, your current build will remain but eventually expire. The only way to get a working Win10 after that is to upgrade from a licensed version of Win7/8/8.1 or (if available by then), purchase a copy of Win10 Retail/OEM.
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  4.    04 Aug 2015 #4

    insider program


    I believe 10240 is the final release and it has been released as the RTM. Staying in as a insider will automatically convert to win 10 with product code.
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  5.    04 Aug 2015 #5

    robert said: View Post
    I believe 10240 is the final release and it has been released as the RTM. Staying in as a insider will automatically convert to win 10 with product code.
    Build 10240 is only the RTM release, and since MS has stated that Win10 is a "perpetual beta", there will be newer builds down the road. So basically, there is not, and there is not going to be, any "final" release of Win10.

    As to conversion of Insider build to Retail or OEM -- NO. The Insider is a testing program, not a way to get a free version of the released product.
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