1.    21 Nov 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Insider 10586

    Windows Insider Build 10586 deactivated after hardware upgrade


    My motherboard died, and I had to get a new one. I bought the same model. The rest of hardware on my PC remained the same. After that upgrade my Windows 10 isn't activated any more.

    I don't have Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 licence, but I am early Windows 10 Insider, and I recieved free Insider builds. They had expiration date, so I had to keep ugrading to new builds, and stay in the Insider program to retain my free "licence". I was doing so, and I provided feedback to Microsoft about every build.

    I was hoping that "minor" hardware change wouldn't affect my Windows 10 activation, because all Insiders should have free "licence" that is tied to my Microsoft e-mail account?

    Now my Windows 10 Insider 10586 build isn't activated. How can I activate it? Shouldn't all Insider versions be free?
    Should I sign for Windows Insider program all over again? I'm bit confused. Please share your thoughts about this.
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  2.    21 Nov 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludr View Post
    I was hoping that "minor" hardware change wouldn't affect my Windows 10 activation, because all Insiders should have free "licence" that is tied to my Microsoft e-mail account?
    Windows 10 licenses are not tied to Microsoft accounts. Windows 10 licenses are tied to either the Hardware ID of the computer (digital entitlement), or tied to product keys (purchased retail and insider previews activated with a provided product key).

    Quote Originally Posted by ludr View Post
    Now my Windows 10 Insider 10586 build isn't activated. How can I activate it? Shouldn't all Insider versions be free?

    Should I sign for Windows Insider program all over again? I'm bit confused. Please share your thoughts about this.
    Windows 10 build 10586 is not an insider build. It is the full RTM build released as the November update. You can call Microsoft and they might give you an activation. You can rejoin the insider program because when you clean installed the RTM (not insider) build 10586, it would not have automatically kept you in the insider program, but I doubt that will get you an activation. All of the insider builds I got between build 10240 and build 10586 were activated based on my digital entitlement obtained from upgrading from Windows 7 and not insider product keys.
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  3.    21 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Windows 10 licenses are not tied to Microsoft accounts. Windows 10 licenses are tied to either the Hardware ID of the computer (digital entitlement), or tied to product keys (purchased retail and insider previews activated with a provided product key).

    Windows 10 build 10586 is not an insider build. It is the full RTM build released as the November update. You can call Microsoft and they might give you an activation. You can rejoin the insider program because when you clean installed the RTM (not insider) build 10586, it would not have automatically kept you in the insider program, but I doubt that will get you an activation. All of the insider builds I got between build 10240 and build 10586 were activated based on my digital entitlement obtained from upgrading from Windows 7 and not insider product keys.
    Thank you for your answer.

    I'm confused how 10586 is not Insider build? I mean, wasn't it Insider build before it rolled out for "outsiders" as RTM?

    I'm in Insider program and I got it through Windows Update (Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10586 | Windows Experience Blog ). It was activated when I was on my old motherboard. I am still in Fast Ring Insider Program, as my Settings show, but my Windows 10 aren't activated.

    They just deactivated when I got my new motherboard. Probably because digital entitlement wasn't matching. How can I reactivate them?

    I've tried searching forums for similar problems, but all of them are usually occuring to people that have upgraded from Windows 7 or 8 licence. But I have to repeat that I do not have any kind of licence. My only "licence" is fact that I am in Insider Program.
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  4.    21 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludr View Post
    Thank you for your answer.

    I'm confused how 10586 is not Insider build? I mean, wasn't it Insider build before it rolled out for "outsiders" as RTM?
    It rolled out to insiders first. Just like build 10240 did. But it was the RTM build when it rolled out - just like build 10240 was.

    Quote Originally Posted by ludr View Post
    They just deactivated when I got my new motherboard. Probably because digital entitlement wasn't matching. How can I reactivate them?
    I answered that already. You can call Microsoft and hope that they provide you with an activation, or you can purchase Windows 7/8/8.1 and upgrade to Windows 10, or you can purchase Windows 10.

    To further complicate things as of yesterday Microsoft has pulled build 10586 and reverted back to build 10240. Build 10586 is no longer available from the current Media Creation Tool, Tech Bench, or Windows Updates Microsoft websites.
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  5.    21 Nov 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit

    What happens to those that updated before this build was pulled?
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  6.    21 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by alkaufmann View Post
    What happens to those that updated before this build was pulled?
    I guess we hang on and wait to see what they replace it with.
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