Windows 10: Windows 10 is telling me to upgrade my build, but I can't.

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  1.    02 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows 10 is telling me to upgrade my build, but I can't.


    My friend got this message saying to upgrade:

    "Install a new build of Windows now"
    "This build of windows has expired, so your PC will restart every few hours, and eventually will fail to start. Go online for more information."

    But we've tried everything and nothing seems to work, and everytime we try to check for new updates in the control panel we get this error code "0x80072efd".

    Build of Windows 10 that we're currently using is 9926.

    Any help is appreciated!!
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  2.    02 Oct 2015 #2

    That message appears after a Technical preview has "expired" to confirm, is there a watermark in bottom right corner with the build No, if so what is it

    Roy
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  3.    02 Oct 2015 #3

    Yep that build's dead and buried, you will have to rejoin the Insider program to get the latest Technical Preview, by the way as your showing MAC OS, on your specs, you will only be able to get TP versions.

    Roy
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  4.    05 Oct 2015 #4

    hawkman said: View Post
    Yep that build's dead and buried, you will have to rejoin the Insider program to get the latest Technical Preview, by the way as your showing MAC OS, on your specs, you will only be able to get TP versions.

    Roy
    For us non-experts, how do I do this? I'm having a similar issue.

    Your instructions are to "rejoin" the Insider program but don't explain at all how to do that. I assume I go to a Windows Insider page somewhere at Microsoft.com? I look for a page titled something like "My Windows is expired. It told me to check online or something but when I do, I get an error. Now I read on an internet forum that what all of this actually means is my build is 'dead and buried' which turns out means, in reality, that I have to rejoin Windows Insider."

    That all sounds pretty crytpic and riddle-like. Can you please be a little more specific about how exactly to "rejoin the Windows Insider" program?

    When I click on the link on the "This build of windows has expired, so your PC will restart every few hours, and eventually will fail to start. Go online for more information" error message, it takes me to this page:

    Windows 10

    After I download the 64-Bit "Tool", it tries to reinstall Windows. There is no option to "Upgrade This PC Now", as it warns, anywhere during the Windows reinstall process for me. It wants me to enter a Product Key which I don't have because this is the Insider program, right? And we're using beta "builds"? My build, btw, is 10130.

    Now what do I do? Please, please, please be specific.

    Thank you so much!
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  5.    05 Oct 2015 #5

    Well, I know what I would do:

    1. Download the MiniTool Partition Wizard ISO and make a bootable DVD or USB from it.
    2. Make a Windows 10 install USB or DVD with the exact same version of Windows 10 you have now (Pro, Home, Single Language, etc) with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (should be build 10240).
    3. Boot with the Partition Wizard disk/usb and shrink the main operating system partition to make room for a new, at least 50gb partition and make a new primary partition in the empty space, format to NTFS.
    4. Boot with the Windows 10 install USB/DVD and do a clean install of Windows 10 to the newly created partition. When it asks for a product key, "skip" or "do this later".
    5. Check to see if the new Windows 10 install activates. If it does, then you have a permanent Windows 10 install on your computer.

    If the new Windows 10 clean install does not activate, then you can either go back to a Windows 7/8/8.1 and upgrade from that - or purchase a Windows 10 Product Key.
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  6.    06 Oct 2015 #6

    hawkman said: View Post
    Yep that build's dead and buried, you will have to rejoin the Insider program to get the latest Technical Preview, by the way as your showing MAC OS, on your specs, you will only be able to get TP versions.

    Roy
    Joining the insider group worked thanks! Now I just updated to the recent build, and is telling me I need a product key and they "sent" it to my email but I don't see it,
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  7.    06 Oct 2015 #7

    Have no idea how to get past build 9926, can someone help?


    Still having troubles with my friends computer,, I made a couple posts the other day and we thought the problem was going to be fixed but it's not.


    The computer is currently on build 9926, we've tried going into the control panel to use the windows update but apparently the update servers aren't working on build 9926.

    We've also joined the Windows Insider group, that hasn't done anything.

    Also have tried using the following 2 ISO's:

    Download Windows 10 RTM Build 10240 ISO - Microsoft News (Did nothing after restarting the computer)

    Download Windows 10 Build 10547 ISO - Microsoft News (Requires a key after starting up, which we have no idea what it is, because it isn't listed on the site)

    Not sure if this has anything to do with it either, but apparently windows isn't activated on the computer Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet and where it says "Install the latest version of windows" we get this erorr Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

    Starting to panic since in 9 days the build 9926 won't become bootable Windows 10 builds stop booting when they expire - gHacks Tech News so if you could please let me know what to do that'd be great, any help is appreciated!
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  8.    07 Oct 2015 #8

    Maybe go back to a purchased version of Windows that you can upgrade to a permanently activated Windows 10?
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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       07 Oct 2015 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Maybe go back to a purchased version of Windows that you can upgrade to a permanently activated Windows 10?

    IIRC somebody said here they were able to activate an in place upgraded win 7 > to activated Win 10 box with a new win 7 clean install with a product key ( IIRC ) and othwerewise upgrade that to RTM ( I think ) from win 7 like you said where the previous activated win 10 refused to clean install re set ( or someting like that .) I dont remember if it was an Insider test buld or RTM ,retail or OEM win 7 before the problems though .
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  10.    07 Oct 2015 #10

    blutos cousin said: View Post
    IIRC somebody said here they were able to activate an in place upgraded win 7 > to activated Win 10 box with a new win 7 clean install with a product key ( IIRC ) and othwerewise upgrade that to RTM ( I think ) from win 7 like you said where the previous activated win 10 refused to clean install re set ( or someting like that .) I dont remember if it was an Insider test buld or RTM ,retail or OEM win 7 before the problems though .
    Yes, that is the way people who pay for Windows get Windows 10 permanently activated. They upgrade from a previously activated Windows 7/8/8.1.
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