07-26-2015 05:26 PM
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  1. Gunzta's Avatar
    If you pre-registered for Win 10 via systray icon, then your Windows key is logged on the Microsoft activation servers ready to activate your Win 10 install. I upgraded a legit non windows insider 8.1 install to Windows 10 build 10240 using ISO. To be clear an insider key never went anywhere near the PC. After upgrade, Windows activated fine. I then did a system reset and didn't keep any user data or apps (so effectively a clean install) Been running perfectly for over a week. And remains activated after clean install.

    I just mounted the ISO, and click setup.exe. :) Please note, this will only work if you pre-registered for Win 10 using systray icon.
    07-24-2015 09:44 AM
  2. Gunzta's Avatar
    really don't know how your is activated on a clean install when the MS activation servers for Windows 10 are deactivated untl the 29th. There are valid install keys but no valid activation key for Windows 10 yet.
    I disagree. I've sucessfully activated several Windows 10 installs now, none of the PC's have been anywhere near an Windows Insider key, ever.
    07-24-2015 09:49 AM
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    It's only the "insider" activation that is deactivated. I would assume that Microsoft has the regular Windows 10 installs activated so that the OEMs can be getting copies pre-activated for sale to consumers on July 29th.
    07-24-2015 10:05 AM
  4. David Feifer's Avatar
    I burned an iSo from my install and had no issues upgrading approved upgradable systems. Activated right away and gave it to my boss to upgrade his laptop and home computer that was running 8.1. On the other side though I tried installing it fresh on a Windows 7 pc that had a bad hard drive. Came up requesting activation and has a fairly large watermark on the lower side stating that Windows was not activated. Did this as a test just to see what would happen. Currently have that system installed with Windows 7 with its key under the battery and awaiting updates from my wsus server.

    When it comes to Windows update services in the domain I noticed that they have added Windows 10 to the download options but there are still no updates available that route.
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    07-24-2015 08:32 PM
  5. Iain_S's Avatar
    I disagree. I've sucessfully activated several Windows 10 installs now, none of the PC's have been anywhere near an Windows Insider key, ever.
    well you are probably talking about something else, maybe kms activation, which works yes. I am talking about a clean insider install, which does not activate for anyone period. Yes there are ways around it to get activated but that's not what I'm talking about here.
    07-25-2015 03:58 PM
  6. eko_p's Avatar
    I've tried clean install and it activated automatically
    Skip any serial and in the end enter your ms acc and it activated without any problem
    07-26-2015 03:56 PM
  7. th34monk3ys's Avatar
    I would think clean install is possible if you upgraded to 240 first, it takes snapshot of hardware to windows account, which verifies later. Reserving a copy may do exact same also by registering the machine to 10. 240 is Fyn build for insiders to test system so may activate from there.
    07-26-2015 05:26 PM
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