Windows 10: Win10 refuses to get Insider Preview Builds
Decided to go back to Windows 8, figured maybe that would fix the problem.
I used my recovery usb stick like I've done a thousand times before. Following the same instructions I've done a thousand times before...
Solved Surface Pro 1 - Build 10122 - Startup Loop, can't login or recover. - Windows 10 Forums
And of course something goes wrong!
"The drive where windows is located is locked, Unlock and try again"
Rebooted. and SPro will now only go to UEFI screen. Can't get into Advanced StartUp or anything.
No warrantee, didn't buy from Microsoft themselves.
Just purchased a used replacement SPro 1 off of ebay for £230, and I honestly think I'm just going to keep it on windows 8.1 update 1. Windows 10 just has too many errors. Yes I know I did something, but like I say I was following the exact same instructions I've done before, so it should have worked. And if there wasn't a mystery problem with my MS Account not recieving Preview Builds I wouldn't have bricked the damn device in the first place.
Got this message under Get Insider Builds, under Settings>Update and Security> Windows update> Advanced options.
Tried "Fix Me" button. Restart changed nothing.
Finally found an answer to this that worked; thought I'd share it here.
Installation insists on creating a small recovery partition, which I neither need nor want, with each new build starting with 10547. Since I have several Windows 10 install disks, a recovery partition offers me nothing I don't already have readily...
I just finished upgrading my desktop to build 10586, and found that preview builds are disabled by default.
When i go to Preview Build settings and click the "Get Started" button, an error window pops up with the following error code:
Source: Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds
UPDATE HERE: https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/7306-upcoming-changes-windows-10-insider-preview-builds-updated-6-22-a.html
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