Windows 10: RTM/GA or Insider - What are you going to do?

View Poll Results: RTM or stay an Insider

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  • I'm going to stay an Insider

    85 45.95%
  • I'm going to move to RTM/GA

    58 31.35%
  • I'm not sure yet

    33 17.84%
  • I'm going back to my older Windows version

    9 4.86%
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  1. Posts : 11,234
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Jul 2015 #91

    dencal said: View Post
    You can no longer install build 10162 without installing it on a ligitimate qualifying O/S.

    Opting out automatically switches the M$ key back to your key.
    That is, to put it nicely, utterly nonsense.

    Starting from Build 10158 you cannot upgrade through Windows Update to later builds without a Microsoft Account. Only the MS Account is needed, upgrading to later builds does not require an underlying qualifying OS. There is absolutely nothing preventing you to clean install Build 10159 or 10162 from the ISO you either created by yourself or downloaded from Microsoft.

    You can even clean install 10162 using a local account only, it requires no qualifying OS. This means that at the moment you can go and download the Windows 10 Build 10162 ISO, burn it to DVD or Flash drive, and finally perform a clean install with it only creating a local account. This even if you have never had any version of Windows installed on any computers, let's say for instance that you have only used Linux until now, and that you also have never had a Microsoft Account.

    Kari
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  2. Posts : 1,970
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       04 Jul 2015 #92

    Kari, My understanding on reading the following statement from GABE.
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  3. Posts : 11,234
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Jul 2015 #93

    dencal said: View Post
    Kari, My understanding on reading the following statement from GABE.
    It says nowhere that to install 10162 you must be an Insider, nor does it say that the 10162 requires an underlying qualifying OS.

    I was referring to this post of yours which, as I mentioned before, is totally utterly nonsense, and as such an invalid piece of information which has to be corrected:

    dencal said: View Post
    You can no longer install build 10162 without installing it on a ligitimate qualifying O/S.

    Opting out automatically switches the M$ key back to your key.
    I repeat these facts:
    • You can download and clean install build 10162 and only use a local account absolutely without any underlying OS, qualifying or not
    • To do this, you have absolutely no requirements whatsoever to have a Microsoft Account
    • If you want to continue using Windows past July 29 and upgrade directly from a clean installed preview build, the only thing you have to do is to opt in for Insider program. For that you need a valid MS account, but again no underlying qualifying OS will be needed

    Test it by yourself. First, sign out from all MS services (outlook.com, onedrive.live.com and so on). Then go here: Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows

    Now, without being signed in on any MS services simply download 10162 ISO. Burn it, install on a totally new computer which has never had any OS installed, and do it using a local account.

    It works. OK, you miss some features in it because Windows 10 is designed to be used with an MS account, but still, it works.
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  4. Posts : 1,970
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       04 Jul 2015 #94

    I wrongly assumed all posts on this thread were from Insiders, obviously not, but the criteria expressed by myself is correct for insiders, That is if I am to believe statements coming out from M$.
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  5. Posts : 11,234
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 Jul 2015 #95

    Dencal, you claimed that to install build 10162 you can do it only on a system with underlying, qualifying OS. That is simply not true. No use to continue this.
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  6.    04 Jul 2015 #96

    Kari said: View Post
    Dencal, you claimed that to install build 10162 you can do it only on a system with underlying, qualifying OS. That is simply not true. No use to continue this.
    +1.. I installed 10162 clean with no underlying OS what so ever. And it works just fine when I use the key supplied by MS for that build. I think what your issue is that your taking the requirements for the RTM/GA and applying them to general preview builds(10162 for example) and that's incorrect.
    @Kari is totally correct in all of his posts on this subject. And I did a clean install yesterday .. I wiped everything off of my SSD where I keep my OS/Programs and I had zero issues.
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  7. Posts : 1,970
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       04 Jul 2015 #97

    Kari said: View Post
    Dencal, you claimed that to install build 10162 you can do it only on a system with underlying, qualifying OS. That is simply not true. No use to continue this.
    You keep harping on about something that is irrelevant as I have accepted your above statement in a prior post.

    I am referring to genuine W10 Insiders who for example like myself who have not done a clean install but have updated to W10 from a legitimate copy of W/7/8. Do note all my earlier posts stated and referred to Insiders.

    This conforms to all M$ legal requirements to participate fully in the Insider Prog.
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  8. Posts : 1,648
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       04 Jul 2015 #98

    I am an insider, I went to this page, signed in to the windows insider program, downloaded the iso of build 10162 and performed a clean install using it, activated it with the product key provided there. Still I am an insider with fast ring enabled.

    To remain as an Insider, it is not a must to upgrade from a legitimate copy of windows 7/8.1, but that is needed to get the free upgrade to RTM and quit the insider program.
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  9. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       04 Jul 2015 #99

    I'm gonna play it by ear.
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  10. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       04 Jul 2015 #100

    I downloaded a new build 10162 and installed it on an eSata external device. I downloaded it from The Windows Insider Program website. They provided a key. I used it and it activated just fine. I use a Pin to login. I also still use an activated Windows 7 64 Bit Pro installed on my main internal hard drive. To say that one cannot do this is absolutely wrong. I can continue doing this for at least one year from July 29th, 2015 before dropping out of the TP or upgrading my Windows 7 to Windows 10. I do plan on doing this for at least 6 months but I may drop to the slow ring circus.
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