Windows 10: Anyone know how switching fro Insider to RTM works?

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  1.    28 Jun 2015 #1

    Anyone know how switching fro Insider to RTM works?


    I know nothing has been said yet, but I would like to know. Will we get the start menu in the taskbar like Windows 7 and 8 do? Will there be a button in Windows Update? Will we have to do it manually?
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  2.    28 Jun 2015 #2

    I'm sure the "Get Windows 10" app will notify us when the upgrade is ready to install.
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  3.    28 Jun 2015 #3

    FuturDreamz said: View Post
    I know nothing has been said yet, but I would like to know. Will we get the start menu in the taskbar like Windows 7 and 8 do? Will there be a button in Windows Update? Will we have to do it manually?
    From what I understand the upgrade will be automatic. To drop out of the Insider program all you have to do is log out of the MSA that you signed up with.
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  4.    28 Jun 2015 #4

    This:

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...review-builds/

    If you want a full Windows 10 license, you are supposed to drop out of the Insider program, and re-install an older OS that qualifies for the upgrade.

    You can choose to stay in the Insider program, and continue to receive Win 10 versions that don't have permanent licenses.

    I'm just quoting the official line.
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  5.    28 Jun 2015 #5

    bobkn said: View Post
    This:

    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...review-builds/

    If you want a full Windows 10 license, you are supposed to drop out of the Insider program, and re-install an older OS that qualifies for the upgrade.
    Only if you did a clean install of Windows 10.
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       28 Jun 2015 #6

    Here is quote from Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22]



    “I want to opt out of the Windows Insider Program on 7/29.” If you decide to opt-out of the program and upgrade to the 7/29 build you will be subject to exactly the same terms and conditions that govern the offer* that was extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. This is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems. If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license. If you do not roll back or acquire a new license the build will eventually expire.
    The following is just an opinion. It sounds like you can opt-out of the insider program and keep the upgraded versions without having to roll back, provided you already upgraded from windows 7 or 8.1. license. Sorry if I misunderstood the question.
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  7.    28 Jun 2015 #7

    groze said: View Post
    Here is quote from Upcoming changes to Windows 10 Insider Preview builds [UPDATED 6/22]
    The following is just an opinion. It sounds like you can opt-out of the insider program and keep the upgraded versions without having to roll back, provided you already upgraded from windows 7 or 8.1. license. Sorry if I misunderstood the question.
    Yeah, I guess that's it. Loss of reading comprehension (mine) is a terrible thing. I'm probably still hung up over the free license issue. (It's irrelevant to me. I have all of the licenses that I require for my 3 Windows devices.)

    I haven't checked whether the WIn 10 previews keep track of whether they were installed over a licensed copy of 7 or 8, but it may well be true.

    My latest experiment was installing 10147 as an upgrade over 8.1. No license key was required. On a previous clean installation of 10147, a key was needed to permit it to be activated.

    If memory serves, the Settings button to opt out of the Insiders program is present but nonfunctional on 10147. I suppose that it'll work on the RTM version.
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  8.    28 Jun 2015 #8

    So I have to go from Windows 10 (TP) to Windows 8.1 and then back to Windows 10 (RTM)?
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       28 Jun 2015 #9

    bobkn

    I did some upgrading testing. This is going to be hard to explain.

    I deleted the pid.txt
    Upgraded form windows 7 home oem to windows 10 preview, change to a different key
    Upgraded form windows 7 home retail to windows 10 preview, it change to a key but the same key that it change the oem to.

    I was using build 10130 as a test.

    I hope you can follow.
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  10.    28 Jun 2015 #10

    Rocky said: View Post
    So I have to go from Windows 10 (TP) to Windows 8.1 and then back to Windows 10 (RTM)?
    If I read the blog post correctly:

    If your Win 10 TP version was installed as an upgrade over Window 8.1, no. (I presume that extends through a sequence of upgrades through the chain if Insider releases.)

    If you clean installed, yes, you'll need to revert to 8.1.
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