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.    05 Jul 2015 #111

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yes, it will be possible. Just tell Microsoft you want to keep getting preview builds.
    So just keep on doing what we're doing on the PCs that we want to keep insider installs on, then opt into the RTM on the ones we don't? Sounds logical. Thank you!
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       05 Jul 2015 #112

    JoeyDVDZ said: View Post
    So just keep on doing what we're doing on the PCs that we want to keep insider installs on, then opt into the RTM on the ones we don't? Sounds logical. Thank you!
    No, you opt in for the Technical Preview . . . I'm pretty sure that when the time comes, you will be able to tell Microsoft what you want to do.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    05 Jul 2015 #113

    I will stay with the Insider Program and remain on the "Fast" track.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    05 Jul 2015 #114

    dencal said: View Post
    This begs the question, in taking the free upgrade, will it still be possible to take part in the insider programme using the same M$ Account?
    Wynona said: View Post
    Yes, it will be possible. Just tell Microsoft you want to keep getting preview builds.
    Has that been confirmed anywhere?

    I think dencal's question is that if you take the free upgrade (on machine 1, say upgraded from Windows 8.1 to RTM after 29 July) and then want to continue being an Insider on another machine (say machine 2 is a VM), can machine 1 and machine 2 both use the same Microsoft account? Certainly it's a question relevant to me.
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  5.    05 Jul 2015 #115

    DavidY said: View Post
    Has that been confirmed anywhere?

    I think dencal's question is that if you take the free upgrade (on machine 1, say upgraded from Windows 8.1 to RTM after 29 July) and then want to continue being an Insider on another machine (say machine 2 is a VM), can machine 1 and machine 2 both use the same Microsoft account? Certainly it's a question relevant to me.
    I think the wording is fuzzy.. there is an option to stay in and drop out.. but they don't mention how to stay in both.. yet. I'll assume that you can.. but not sure.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    05 Jul 2015 #116

    They might force people who leave the Insider Program to format.


    It looks like the only system they set up for Upgrades is doing it from a genuine 7/8 system.


    EDIT: According to Ending Flighting on a PC - Microsoft Community (shown when you click "stop insider builds" under Windows Update), your only choice is to revert to previous OS version via Recovery, or format.

    I doubt MS will provide an alternate way to upgrade, as the current method dissuades people from punching in key that may not be theirs (friend's extra key that they didn't want upgraded maybe), plus MS probably has comprehensive anti-piracy measures in their Upgrade program.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    05 Jul 2015 #117

    bromanbro said: View Post
    They might force people who leave the Insider Program to format.


    It looks like the only system they set up for Upgrades is doing it from a genuine 7/8 system.
    The latter statement is true.. it's been that way for a bit. As for the first.. why format(clean install) and not stick with the upgrade??
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    05 Jul 2015 #118

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    The latter statement is true.. it's been that way for a bit. As for the first.. why format(clean install) and not stick with the upgrade??
    What do you mean? By "format" I mean that users will have to go to their 7/8 system, wait for the 10 parts to download, then install the upgrade that way, rather then punching in their 7/8 key in the TP.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    05 Jul 2015 #119

    bromanbro said: View Post
    What do you mean? By "format" I mean that users will have to go to their 7/8 system, wait for the 10 parts to download, then install the upgrade that way, rather then punching in their 7/8 key in the TP.
    Miss read.. sorry.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    05 Jul 2015 #120

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Miss read.. sorry.
    It's alright. A literate bunny is still a marvel to behold
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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