Changed MB, 10565 no more actvated.

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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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    Cliff S said:
    Have you thought about doing on the PC like I do in VMs? I just don't activate, and the only thing I can't do is manually customize, and that's taken care of as soon a it sync's with my MS account. The builds are not around long enough usually so there's no black outs or nagging.

    The only thing is, you'll need to get ahold of an .iso or .esd and create one....
    Did it in VM within W8.1 with first few builds but find it too restrictive. As you mentioned syncing, visually speaking and some settings are from one of my before 10240 builds. I don't remember exactly when but I stopped syncing before that.
    I don't get that MS policy of restricting only interface changes in non-activated insider builds. If that's so people wouldn't use insider versions as a free windows, that will not stop most of them because they wouldn't care what it looks like as long as it's free.
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    Cliff S said:
    Attachment 45510
    Here is what winver gives me for an unactivated copy
    Same here.
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    CountMike said:
    Did it in VM within W8.1 with first few builds but find it too restrictive. As you mentioned syncing, visually speaking and some settings are from one of my before 10240 builds. I don't remember exactly when but I stopped syncing before that.
    I don't get that MS policy of restricting only interface changes in non-activated insider builds. If that's so people wouldn't use insider versions as a free windows, that will not stop most of them because they wouldn't care what it looks like as long as it's free.
    I suppose after a while it starts freezing or shutting down, but I never had a build that got that far. It could be(this is only a hypothesis) as long as they can collect data and you don't change any insider settings(plus my account is an insider account, maybe that helps?) Microsoft lets me get away with it.....
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    Cliff S said:
    I suppose after a while it starts freezing or shutting down, but I never had a build that got that far. It could be(this is only a hypothesis) as long as they can collect data and you don't change any insider settings(plus my account is an insider account, maybe that helps?) Microsoft lets me get away with it.....
    Gonna have to check on it but I don't think they are accepting any more insiders without using W7/8.1 as a base. Otherwise I could make another account just for that. Or what a heck, it might be just too much trouble.
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    Did you get the Windows 8 MCE free upgrade key? I used that once for a clean installation of 10565 Professional - entered in the first time a product key was asked for in setup, it was accepted, and then if asked for a product key again, clicked the "do this later" link, and the end result was activated.

    The MCE key had been used in 2012 for Windows 8, but I never reused the MCE for the Windows 8.1 upgrade that followed.

    Have you checked that the Key in your 10565 is the proper generic Windows 10 key ending with -3V66T with showkey?
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    CountMike said:
    Gonna have to check on it but I don't think they are accepting any more insiders without using W7/8.1 as a base. Otherwise I could make another account just for that. Or what a heck, it might be just too much trouble.
    Didn't you sign up for the insider program at the beginning?

    Try signing in here: Home page - Windows Insider Program
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    There is also this:
    Download Windows 10

    Test your apps, hardware, and deployment strategies. Get familiar with new and improved features.

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    Fafhrd said:
    Did you get the Windows 8 MCE free upgrade key? I used that once for a clean installation of 10565 Professional - entered in the first time a product key was asked for in setup, it was accepted, and then if asked for a product key again, clicked the "do this later" link, and the end result was activated.

    The MCE key had been used in 2012 for Windows 8, but I never reused the MCE for the Windows 8.1 upgrade that followed.

    Have you checked that the Key in your 10565 is the proper generic Windows 10 key ending with -3V66T with showkey?
    It worked once and it's still OK on one installation but not on second one.
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  9. CountMike's Avatar
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    Cliff S said:
    Didn't you sign up for the insider program at the beginning?

    Try signing in here: Home page - Windows Insider Program
    I'm signed up as insider since day one.
    Yes, enterprise is another possibility. I'll see what transpires in next few days.
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