Windows 10: Insider after the 29th? Solved

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  1.    24 Jul 2015 #1

    Insider after the 29th?


    I have been an Insider member since last fall. I installed it on a fresh SSD in a separate (test) computer from my daily driver. The test computer has updated regularly to the latest Win10 build and is current.

    The daily driver computer is a Win 7 Ultimate unit, has tons of software installed, and it set to receive the Win10 update.

    I want to continue being an Insider, but with my daily driver. My question is after my daily driver updates (on or after the 29th) to Win 10, can I sign in with my Microsoft account and will it see my daily driver as an Insider member and then let me continue to be an Insider with that computer?
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  2.    24 Jul 2015 #2

    What do you mean by "daily driver"?
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    EL Capitan
       24 Jul 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    What do you mean by "daily driver"?
    Nerd talk for main OS. I have never seen or used that term before the OP stated.

    As for the question to the OP. Everything may stay, it may not with the upgrade to Windows 10. Suggest you make a clone of the drive, so that you have those files available, in case the upgrade to 10 goes South.
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  4.    24 Jul 2015 #4

    Yes - sorry, daily driver = the computer used daily. And I make weekly image back ups of my systems.
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    EL Capitan
       24 Jul 2015 #5

    red454 said: View Post
    Yes - sorry, daily driver = the computer used daily. And I make weekly image back ups of my systems.
    I just call mine a Laptop. When I worked, called it a Work Station. Usually Daily Driver is a term used by Car Buffs. Never have I heard of that term used in the 38 years I have been around computers.
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  6.    24 Jul 2015 #6

    And a car buff, I am!
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       24 Jul 2015 #7

    red454 said: View Post
    I have been an Insider member since last fall. I installed it on a fresh SSD in a separate (test) computer from my daily driver. The test computer has updated regularly to the latest Win10 build and is current.

    The daily driver computer is a Win 7 Ultimate unit, has tons of software installed, and it set to receive the Win10 update.

    I want to continue being an Insider, but with my daily driver. My question is after my daily driver updates (on or after the 29th) to Win 10, can I sign in with my Microsoft account and will it see my daily driver as an Insider member and then let me continue to be an Insider with that computer?
    After 29 July there will be two Win10s
    1. Retail
    2. Insider

    Your Win7 machine will be updrated to the Win10 Retail release
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    The only way you would not be an Insider is if you opted out of the program - so yes. the MS account associated with the Insider program will still be active after 29 July.

    I do not recommend putting the Insider release on top of the Retail release.

    Instead, slice off a chunk of your drive and install the Preview release on a seperate partiton and multi-boot the two. This keeps the two separate and preserves your Win10 Retail license.
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  8.    25 Jul 2015 #8

    bro67 said: View Post
    I just call mine a Laptop. When I worked, called it a Work Station. Usually Daily Driver is a term used by Car Buffs. Never have I heard of that term used in the 38 years I have been around computers.
    We use it in the audio and computer world all the time. For example, I may have two turntables in storage, but I have a third one that's always hooked to my system. That third table is my "daily driver".

    When I was announcing at a medium market station, I had a PD who gave me crap because he had never heard of the word "foray", and I said that a celebrity had recently made a foray into (whatever it was). He thought I made up the word.

    Point being, it shocks me what some people have never heard.
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  9.    25 Jul 2015 #9

    I didn't realize how odd the term daily driver would be. I have 5 computers - my son's, my wife's, then my FreeNAS server, my OCC test system and then my 'daily driver' (DD). As a hobby, I review computer hardware for OverclockersClub, so the OCC is the test system that I used a spare SSD for the Win10 installation (Insider). The daily driver has SolidWorks and all my engineering software on it (games too, of course) - which I have backed up, but it would be a royal pain to reinstall everything on a fresh system. The OS drive on my DD is nearly full (240GB), but with the gradual drop in SSD prices, a half or even full terabyte SSD is becoming affordable.

    Now, if I had only one computer, then the term would be unnecessary. The majority of tech forums I visit are populated by enthusiasts with multiple computers and this is where I picked up the term.

    And thanks to Slartybart as I believe you have answered my question.
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  10.    25 Jul 2015 #10

    Very good answer Slarty: Can not be clearer then that. Thank's
    I guess Red you have too many computers...
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