Windows 10: Insider build to RTM = Genuine version? Solved

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  1.    12 Aug 2015 #1

    Insider build to RTM = Genuine version?


    Hi, I hope I've posted this in the right section.

    I built a pc some months ago with old components for my kids to use. I joined the Insider Program back when the builds were 9xxx (can't remember which one exactly) and installed this on a blank HDD with a view to buying Win 10 when it was released.

    However, now that July 29th has come and gone, I appear to have an activated version of Win 10 Pro (when I go into Settings, Update & Security, Activation it says Version Windows 10 Pro, Windows is activated). Does this mean that I have a genuine full version?

    I have an ssd which I was going to put the full retail version on had I bought it, but now that it seems as though I have a genuine version, can I transfer that to the ssd (other components will remain unchanged)?

    Finally, if I do in fact have a full genuine version, does this now mean that I can opt out of the Insider Program? Since it is for my kids, I would like to keep it stable!

    Thanks in advance for any replies!
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  2.    12 Aug 2015 #2

    If you had a fully activated build(10240) you have the RTM/GA version that came out on the 29th.

    And yes.. as far as I understand you can.

    Jeff
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  3.    12 Aug 2015 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    If you had a fully activated build(10240) you have the RTM/GA version that came out on the 29th.

    And yes.. as far as I understand you can.

    Jeff
    Hi Jeff, thanks for the prompt response! Do you mean yes I can transfer it to the ssd, or yes I can opt out of the Insider Program?
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  4.    12 Aug 2015 #4

    Yes on the opt out. If you want to transfer you would have to install Wn7Sp1 or Win8.1 and upgrade from there. You could use this: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums. Step 3.. using the media creation tool. You would have to upgrade over an activated 7 or 8.1 for it to activate and then you can do a clean instillation.
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  5.    12 Aug 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Yes on the opt out. If you want to transfer you would have to install Wn7Sp1 or Win8.1 and upgrade from there. You could use this: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums. Step 3.. using the media creation tool. You would have to upgrade over an activated 7 or 8.1 for it to activate and then you can do a clean instillation.
    OK thanks Jeff, I thought it might be too good to be true. I was hoping to transfer it to an ssd as the hdd is already 10 years old. Thanks again!
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #6

    Camberwell said: View Post
    OK thanks Jeff, I thought it might be too good to be true. I was hoping to transfer it to an ssd as the hdd is already 10 years old. Thanks again!
    I would simply install either 8.1 or 7sp1. Make sure it's activated and it has all of the updates from MS. Then do the upgrade from the thread I quoted. It might be a bit more work but it's a sure way to make this process work.

    Good luck
    Jeff
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       12 Aug 2015 #7

    It is not simple, as it should be, to transfer Windows 10 yet. The only transfer path seems to be to install an upgradeable OS (Windows 7 or 8.x) that has been licensed and activated, then to upgrade it to Windows 10.

    If you opt out of the insider program, the activation on the prerelease versions up to 10240
    will eventually come to an end in October 2015, as far as I understand. If you choose to do nothing, there will be further builds available on the insider program before then.

    There still appears to be little said about the ultimate fate of activated insider builds that have been upgraded to full retail versions, and have retained activation. Because they have no genuine retail ancestor, they are not transferable by upgrade, so are tied to the original, but it was said that cloned images were transferable, I think, about a month back.
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  8. Posts : 3,191
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       12 Aug 2015 #8

    if I understand it all correctly , if you didn't upgrade a valid copy of win7 or 8 to win 10, but just did as I did and installed win10 and joined the insider program ,then you have to remain in the insider program ,to keep using the win10 you are using now
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  9.    13 Aug 2015 #9

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I would simply install either 8.1 or 7sp1. Make sure it's activated and it has all of the updates from MS. Then do the upgrade from the thread I quoted. It might be a bit more work but it's a sure way to make this process work.

    Good luck
    Jeff
    For this pc I would need to buy Win 7 or 8.1 as I don't have a spare license, so I may as well buy Win 10 for the same price. Many thanks for your help though, it is much clearer to me now!
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  10. Posts : 3,191
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       13 Aug 2015 #10

    you could stay in the insider program and keep using win10 until it ends when ever that is ,I'm doing it, just to see what happens in the end, and how long it goes
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