Microsoft tells some Insiders to stop using Windows 10 preview

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  1. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #21

    Slartybart said:
    Nope, you were not correct

    You can run the Insider builds on any machine that is capable of running Windows 10.
    You do have to sign-up for the Insider program or the Technical Evaluation (Enterprise edition) and
    you do have to agree to the terms.

    I think there is a lot of confusion between the Insider program and upgrading a qualifying OS.

    If you upgrade an OS, why would you want to run Insider Builds?

    To answer my own question, you might want to continuing testing or at a minimum see what's going to be offered in the next Current Build on Win10.

    You wouldn't want to over write your newly upgraded system though (some might ????).
    The better way would be to dual boot Win10 Retail (Current build, RTM, whatever name works for you) and Win10 Preview as another boot option.

    You could also run the Preview in a Hyper-V machine of other VM, but I had some issues when a new Insider build was released - Windows said I couldn't update a VM, so I Clean installed the builds when the ISO was offered. I eventually changed to a dual boot configuration.

    But no ... you do not have to upgrade a previous version of Windows to run Insider builds.
    I have no issues at all, none, with running Insider Win 10 10240 ---> 10525. And RTM 10240. And still have my 8.1. Triple boot, all on same box, all legit, all activated, fat and happy! Bill, is correct.... I do this so I can see what is "down the road", currently out to the public, and the 8.1... well... just cause I can and I can reference back to what it used to be.
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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #22

    f14tomcat said:
    I have no issues at all, none, with running Insider Win 10 10240 ---> 10525. And RTM 10240. And still have my 8.1. Triple boot, all on same box, all legit, all activated, fat and happy! Bill, is correct.... I do this so I can see what is "down the road", currently out to the public, and the 8.1... well... just cause I can and I can reference back to what it used to be.
    The issue is that you can do this because you have already got a running Insider build.

    For a new machine or VM, where it hasn't been running Insider build, it seems the official line is you must have a licence for Windows 7 or 8 (or I guess 10 if you bought one) to install Insider builds.
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  3. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #23

    DavidY said:
    The issue is that you can do this because you have already got a running Insider build.

    For a new machine or VM, where it hasn't been running Insider build, it seems the official line is you must have a licence for Windows 7 or 8 (or I guess 10 if you bought one) to install Insider builds.



    I still think from reading the article. Is if you have a clean install without upgrading from windows 7 or 8.x Microsoft wants you to abandoned that and upgrade from a legit windows 7 or 8.1 system than use the insider programs. I am not willing to do that, that one reason I opted of the insider build. As I said before most people will not give up or use up a license to test windows 10 preview. I am still using windows 10 though at times. Right now I am using windows 7.
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  4. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #24

    DavidY said:
    The issue is that you can do this because you have already got a running Insider build.

    For a new machine or VM, where it hasn't been running Insider build, it seems the official line is you must have a licence for Windows 7 or 8 (or I guess 10 if you bought one) to install Insider builds.
    With all due respect... there is no issue. I did my homework and prepped and got things right before I did anything! Not you, David, but people should take a little time and think and get ready. Most people would not jump out of a plane without a parachute.Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

    If you have a legit install, 7, 8, it will activate,,,,,,,
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #25

    They did not have to tell me, I left on my own as build 10525 seems bloated to me.
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  6. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #26

    Gary said:
    They did not have to tell me, I left on my own as build 10525 seems bloated to me.
    Funny (not ha-ha) that you mention that... 10525 is NOT as snappier as 10240. Drags a bit... the new memory compression routines?
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  7. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #27

    f14tomcat said:
    With all due respect... there is no issue. I did my homework and prepped and got things right before I did anything! Not you, David, but people should take a little time and think and get ready. Most people would not jump out of a plane without a parachute.Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
    Yeah apologies I phrased that wrongly.

    I should've said "the issue for me is that... "

    That is, I can no longer fire up a clean-installed Insider VM to test something out, if I want it to activate.

    groze said:
    I still think from reading the article. Is if you have a clean install without upgrading from windows 7 or 8.x Microsoft wants you to abandoned that and upgrade from a legit windows 7 or 8.1 system than use the insider programs.
    Actually I think the article in the OP is just someone's interpretation.

    I'm still not 100% clear on what happens to, for instance, VMs that were clean installed and are still in the Insider program. That blog post from June (the one that was edited several times) could be taken to mean that if you were happy to stay in the Insider programme, you keep getting builds, even on a clean-installed machine or VM, that would expire unless you replace with the next build, but would stay activated.

    What I am clear on is that Microsoft are saying that no new machines can be added to the Insider program unless they have a Win 7/8/10 licence already.
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  8. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #28

    It seems that once you are an insider you stay one if you want. I have now dropped out and returned 3 times.:)
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  9. Posts : 1,936
    win 10 Insider
       #29

    Just can't make up your mind, eh, Gary?:)
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