1.    15 Oct 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Now Before it Goes Away


    I ran into a poor unfortunate lady at Sam's Club yesterday. I overheard her asking an acquaintance if he knew anything about computers and he told her no. Of course, I opened my mouth and told her I did. She was very grateful that I volunteered.

    As the title of this thread says, that was the message she was getting approximately every other day. So, finally, she relented and clicked on Install Windows 10. What happened next was horrifying for her.

    When her username came up (it was only a partial of her real username), she typed in her password and was told, "You're not Mary." It was only later, after asking a few questions, that she told me about the "before it goes away" message.

    In my experience, I have never had anything like this happen to me. I've never seen anything like Upgrade to Windows 10 Now Before it Goes Away, nor have I ever been told I'm not Wynona when I typed in a wrong password!

    Since she lives in Lufkin and I live in the Lake Livingston area, we didn't exchange information because it would be too costly for me to go to her as a freebie (which I mostly do), and she said her car wouldn't make it to Livingston. So there we left it.

    I would like to know, though, has anyone ever had a message of "Upgrade to Windows 10 Now Before it Goes Away" and has anyone ever been told (when you typed in the wrong password) You're not (your name here) Mary? Further, has anyone ever experienced the wrong (or partial) name being inserted?

    I advised her to call Best Buy, Office Depot, or any other computer shop around Lufkin, that she wouldn't be able to resolve the issue without help. I feel so bad for people like this.
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  2.    15 Oct 2015 #2
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    Sounds like she needs a Chromebook, easy to use, automatic software updates etc (did I say that ?)
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  3.    15 Oct 2015 #3
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    The only thing I can think of is perhaps she had somehow installed an earlier versions of the preview and the message was about this expiring and saying to get a later version

    some of the older ones are expiring today
    Some Windows 10 Builds Set to Expire Tomorrow
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  4.    15 Oct 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    The only thing I can think of is perhaps she had somehow installed an earlier versions of the preview and the message was about this expiring and saying to get a later version

    some of the older ones are expiring today
    Some Windows 10 Builds Set to Expire Tomorrow
    No, she'd never gotten anything Insider before. Her computer's four years old and she's never changed anything OS.
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  5.    15 Oct 2015 #5
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    it's a puzzler, not seen it either before, or heard of it

    going to follow the thread to see if others have seen this issue before
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  6.    15 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    it's a puzzler, not seen it either before, or heard of it

    going to follow the thread to see if others have seen this issue before
    Thanks.

    Y'know, from talking with her, if she'd joined the Insider Program, even inadvertently, she wouldn't have known how to turn off Insider updates.
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  7.    15 Oct 2015 #7
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    My memory is a bit hazy on how the early TP's worked

    If someone had put 9826 on for her as an upgrade, wernt there some changes in later builds that required an ms account to continue getting updates (or something like that), so if it wasn't a registered ms account used then the build would stop getting updates

    then as that build is due to expire today, messages would appear about updating it to continue using windows

    just guessing though, probably adding 2 and 2 and getting 5
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  8.    15 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    My memory is a bit hazy on how the early TP's worked

    If someone had put 9826 on for her as an upgrade, wernt there some changes in later builds that required an ms account to continue getting updates (or something like that), so if it wasn't a registered ms account used then the build would stop getting updates

    then as that build is due to expire today, messages would appear about updating it to continue using windows

    just guessing though, probably adding 2 and 2 and getting 5
    OK, but I still can't get past the "You're not Mary" part! I have never seen anything even remotely like that. Mostly, it's incorrect password or user name.
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  9.    15 Oct 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    OK, but I still can't get past the "You're not Mary" part! I have never seen anything even remotely like that. Mostly, it's incorrect password or user name.
    You got me on that one

    Unless we are talking about Windows Hello, but I think its too much to think that is accidentally set up
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  10.    22 Oct 2015 #10
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    She's probably got an infection from some scammers taking advantage of the W10 rollout.
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