1. Abhigyan Arora's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I am running on Windows 10 Insider preview 10162 on dual boot with W8.1 currently. I missed the 10240 update when it came out because I wasn't using my pc for a while (it had broken down).

    Anyway, my pc came back today and I logged in to W10 to download new updates but it didn't show anything new apart from a couple of language packs and the regular Windows Defender update.

    Now I went through a couple of threads that MS has shut off the activation server for a while.

    So how can I get on build 10240 now? 10162 has its own set of problems and I can't use it knowing that 10240 is somewhere out there...

    - Any idea when they will opening the activation servers again?
    - Any friendly, safe ISOs I can download?
    07-21-2015 02:50 PM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    Be patient, wait a week or so, and you'll be able to get the RTM version. For now, there will be no more access to downloading W10 updates until Microsoft is ready to release a more public version.

    Hey, at least Insiders will get it first.
  3. rhapdog's Avatar
    Be patient, wait a week or so, and you'll be able to get the RTM version. For now, there will be no more access to downloading W10 updates until Microsoft is ready to release a more public version.

    Hey, at least Insiders will get it first.
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    07-21-2015 02:58 PM
  4. Abhigyan Arora's Avatar
    Thanks! I guess patience will have to do.

    A couple more questions:
    - So do insiders get the RTM on 29th July or will that be rolled out in stages too?
    - Will they release ISOs for RTM on the 29th as well or will that be later?
    07-21-2015 03:10 PM
  5. rhapdog's Avatar
    No one is guaranteed it on the 29th, but it is stated the Insiders will get it first, whatever that means. Everything in stages. Perhaps some insiders will get it before 29th? I really don't know who knows this answer AND is telling at this point. Perhaps a member here knows.
    07-21-2015 03:13 PM
  6. Japser's Avatar
    If you're on build 10162 already, then you should be able to download 10240. The Insider freeze only applies to people trying to join the Insider Program, not for people already on preview builds.

    That being said, some people are having issues finding the update. For some reason, 10240 is not being offered to a small group of insiders :/

    Edit: With some googling you can find the ESD files for build 10240 and instructions how to convert them to ISO files. This is what I did, as I was not offered build 10240 either.
    Abhigyan Arora likes this.
    07-21-2015 06:00 PM
  7. Japser's Avatar
    Thanks! I guess patience will have to do.

    A couple more questions:
    - So do insiders get the RTM on 29th July or will that be rolled out in stages too?
    - Will they release ISOs for RTM on the 29th as well or will that be later?
    Microsoft stated that insiders will be the first to get it on July 29, so I presume all or at least most insiders will be able to get it on that day. I have no idea when exactly they will release the ISOs.
    Abhigyan Arora likes this.
    07-21-2015 06:01 PM
  8. Brian Crail's Avatar
    I followed these steps here, logged out, logged back in, and selected Short Ring from advanced options:

    htt[p]://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/upgrade-from-10162-to-10240/02ae9cf5-c21f-4e38-b10a-d226886e667f?rtAction=1438029221500

    1. Press Windows Key + X on the keyboard and then select Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Stop the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop cryptSvc
    net stop bits
    net stop msiserver
    3. Now rename the SoftwareDistribution and Catroot2 folder. You can do this by typing the following commands in the Command Prompt. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.
    ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
    ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 Catroot2.old
    4. Now, lets restart the BITS, Cryptographic, MSI Installer and the Windows Update Services. Typethe following commands in the Command Prompt for this. Press the ENTER key after you type each command.
    net start wuauserv
    net start cryptSvc
    net start bits
    net start msiserver
    5. Type Exit in the Command Prompt to close it and then restart the computer.
    07-27-2015 03:47 PM

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