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  1.    16 Jul 2015 #1
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    failed activation Windows 10 Build 10240


    first of all excuse for my english and explanation even on my own language i'm bad at this

    this is what happened. i have problem with upgrading 10166 to 10240 every-time i restart my pc after it finished downloading the build from windows update nothing happens it just boot normal and not upgrading and when i check windows updates it downloads it again . so i decided to wait and backup the ESD file and convert it to ISO so i can do clean install. however after doing clean install i cant activate windows T_T soo late to know that microsoft no longer accepts products keys after build 10166. and can only upgrade to latest build via windows update


    i've been a windows insider since first build and because of my stupidity i cant no longer get windows 10 for free

    my question guys..

    can i still install build 10162? (since microsoft remove the iso's and keys) will it get activate when i signed in my microsoft account?)
    Last edited by nichigo13; 16 Jul 2015 at 03:31.
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  2.    16 Jul 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    I clean installed the build 10162 last night on my laptop, it excepted the key and updated to 10240 this morning.
    you could try that.

    The ISO was the official one from MS
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  3.    16 Jul 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by bordi View Post
    I installed build 10162 last night on my laptop, it excepted the key and updated to 10240 this morning
    so it still accepting keys prebuilt on iso. that's relief , all i have to do now is search for a mirror link of build 10162 ISO install it and do upgrade from there . thank you so much for quick response i really appreciate it.
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  4.    16 Jul 2015 #4
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    It worked for me but it sounds like your machine may have incompatibility problems with the latest build.

    you can only try.
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  5.    16 Jul 2015 #5
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    ok i found a link of 10162 iso and downloading it right now hope it still working. gonna give feedback later. again thanks for your response. have a good day sir.
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  6.    16 Jul 2015 #6
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    Should be OK, I just done the same thing with a Linx 10in Windows Tablet and now its on build 10240
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  7.    16 Jul 2015 #7
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    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...tml#post281027

    We've removed ISOs and keys. At this point there isn't a supported clean install path. Just upgrades from here until 7/29.
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  8.    16 Jul 2015 #8
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...tml#post281027

    We've removed ISOs and keys. At this point there isn't a supported clean install path. Just upgrades from here until 7/29.
    Yes I've read that mate, but the fact remains that I did it last night and this morning so there is a chance he can still do it.

    He wont lose anything by trying.
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  9.    16 Jul 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by bordi View Post
    Yes I've read that mate, but the fact remains that I did it last night and this morning so there is a chance he can still do it.

    He wont lose anything by trying.
    Just giving him all the facts so he knows what's going on and why. It's been reported if you do an upgrade install from Windows 7 or 8.1 it will activate. It's just the clean install generic keys that are blocked from activation.
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  10.    16 Jul 2015 #10
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    Stuck on 16299, RS-4 won’t install

    OK mate, thanks
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