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  # 1355628 30-Jul-2015 23:51
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I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.

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  # 1355630 30-Jul-2015 23:53
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mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.


yes :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1355631 31-Jul-2015 00:06
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nathan:
mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.


yes :)


Thanks, that is great to know. 

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  # 1355638 31-Jul-2015 01:37
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mentalinc: I don't really want to waste 32GB on an SSD for nothing...


Unless you want to go back to your old OS that is.

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  # 1355682 31-Jul-2015 08:39
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I've now done a clean install and can confirm was activated with no issues.




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  # 1355714 31-Jul-2015 09:25
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mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.

Does it say you are still on build 10240 or something else?




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  # 1355745 31-Jul-2015 09:59
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nathan:
mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.


yes :)


Yes the computer now has the full version of windows 10? or yes it will stop working after 30 days?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1355747 31-Jul-2015 10:02
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kiwifidget:
mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.

Does it say you are still on build 10240 or something else?


"full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO" = 10240

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  # 1355821 31-Jul-2015 10:54
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mentalinc: I've now done a clean install and can confirm was activated with no issues.


Did you extract your key and enter this when doing thefresh install? or did you run a "Clean" of the current Install, or did you skip the product key prompts during install and let it automatically activate online?

Also Q for Nathan - Are you able to give any info in the extracted product keys ending in 3V66T - Are these keys full keys able to be used with a fresh install of Windows 10 or ONLY for activating and upgraded copy of 7 and 8?

I take it we do not require this generic key and skip the product key prompts and it should activate on it's on accord based on the PC's Hardware?





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  # 1355998 31-Jul-2015 13:09
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kiwifidget:
mattwnz: I have updated a PC that was running the windows 10 insiders evaluation copy, with the full version I downloaded yesterday as an ISO. It never asked for any product key during installation, and it after installation, I checked the activation part of the control panel, and it says it is activated. Does this mean that the computer now has the full version of windows 10, or will it stop working after 30 days? I recall reading that people on the insider program would get upgraded to windows 10 at no charge, but I didn't believe it.

Does it say you are still on build 10240 or something else?


It no longer shows the build number and evaluation version note in the bottom left of the wallpaper, it is running the current full version from the ISO that I downloaded.

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  # 1356002 31-Jul-2015 13:14
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mentalinc: I've now done a clean install and can confirm was activated with no issues.


Did you extract your key and enter this when doing thefresh install? or did you run a "Clean" of the current Install, or did you skip the product key prompts during install and let it automatically activate online?

Also Q for Nathan - Are you able to give any info in the extracted product keys ending in 3V66T - Are these keys full keys able to be used with a fresh install of Windows 10 or ONLY for activating and upgraded copy of 7 and 8?

I take it we do not require this generic key and skip the product key prompts and it should activate on it's on accord based on the PC's Hardware?


you get your Windows 10 free key by upgrading (or clean installing using the method I've described on here numerous times :) from an activated Win7/8 box

Once you've upgraded you can clean install etc on the same hardware and your key will automagically come back down from the Windows Store

You shouldn't need to extract your key or do anything else.

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  # 1356036 31-Jul-2015 13:55
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where's -1 


 




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  # 1356056 31-Jul-2015 14:18
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cokeman2: where's -1 


 


Given the enormity of all this I think it is going ok and thanks to Nathan and all his help I'm confident I can sort my PC which doesn't want to change but laptop just did it in about 40 or so minutes and looks pretty good.




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  # 1356061 31-Jul-2015 14:26
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nathan:
bonkas:
mentalinc: I've now done a clean install and can confirm was activated with no issues.


Did you extract your key and enter this when doing thefresh install? or did you run a "Clean" of the current Install, or did you skip the product key prompts during install and let it automatically activate online?

Also Q for Nathan - Are you able to give any info in the extracted product keys ending in 3V66T - Are these keys full keys able to be used with a fresh install of Windows 10 or ONLY for activating and upgraded copy of 7 and 8?

I take it we do not require this generic key and skip the product key prompts and it should activate on it's on accord based on the PC's Hardware?


you get your Windows 10 free key by upgrading (or clean installing using the method I've described on here numerous times :) from an activated Win7/8 box

Once you've upgraded you can clean install etc on the same hardware and your key will automagically come back down from the Windows Store

You shouldn't need to extract your key or do anything else.


Can confirm on doing a clean install ontop of upgraded windows 10, I skipped the enter windows key in setup, after installed all activated automatically.

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  # 1356095 31-Jul-2015 14:53
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cokeman2: where's -1 


 


Where do we find this?

I've done 10 upgrades (some easy, some not), and so far and haven't seen it.




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