1. Paul Stoner's Avatar
    So I am on 10240 like most of everyone probably is at this point, and I have seen articles where Microsoft stated that they are going to cater to the Insiders first.

    Question is, is it just going to be an update? Are we going to get our own keys, the ability to download the ISO for a completely fresh install? Install via USB stick if desired?

    Anyone have any details of how this is going to play out?
    07-28-2015 01:57 PM
  2. TheCudder's Avatar
    Per Gabe Aul (about a month ago):

    As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA (Microsoft Account) you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh
    So I would assume that they would make Insider ISO's available soon, but for now -- if you're an Insider and update-to-date...you're already on the RTM build, 10240 TH1_ST1.
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    07-28-2015 02:53 PM
  3. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    There's no need for an update, you already have RTM. I'd do a check for updates tonight in case there were any last minute security patches and install those, but for all intents and purposes you have what everyone will get tomorrow.

    At this point it's your choice to either opt out of the insider program and keep what you have, or stick with it and continue to receive new features first (until they kill the insider program).

    If you want physical media you can create it yourself as a backup.
    Paul Stoner likes this.
    07-28-2015 03:06 PM
  4. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    At this point it's your choice to either opt out of the insider program and keep what you have, or stick with it and continue to receive new features first (until they kill the insider program).
    How do we do opt out then and become a normal member of society again?
    07-28-2015 03:10 PM
  5. Ian_Davidson's Avatar
    How do we do opt out then and become a normal member of society again?

    windows update / advance options / stop insider builds
    07-28-2015 04:40 PM
  6. Digital Moe's Avatar
    I have windows 8 and 10 on different partitions, if i let the 8 partition upgrade and format the other OS what happens to the bootloader? Am likely to destroy my install?
    07-28-2015 05:37 PM
  7. michail71's Avatar
    Guess it will be an anticlimactic day for us? :)
    07-28-2015 06:04 PM
  8. muitosabao's Avatar
    Then why do we have the 6GB $Windows.~bt folder?!
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    07-28-2015 06:06 PM
  9. Paul Stoner's Avatar
    This makes sense...download the update tonight, create a bootable USB install stick...reinstall - unfortunately - no info on getting a unique key?
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    07-28-2015 06:53 PM
  10. GoneWithWinPC's Avatar
    All indications are that Insiders already have access to RTM or will have updates land for full version
    07-28-2015 07:27 PM
  11. GoneWithWinPC's Avatar
    I upgraded from Windows 8.1 what I wonder is if it detects either A) my key from that install or B) from the Windows 10 signup I filled out.
    07-28-2015 07:29 PM
  12. bulls96's Avatar
    I was wondering this too.

    No$windows-bt folder for me.
    07-28-2015 08:52 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    Then why do we have the 6GB $Windows.~bt folder?!
    One of my PC's has that folder, dated 7/16/2015. If you search online using $Windows.~BT as the search term, you'll get hits from as far back as 2008. That folder has been around since before Windows 7.

    Here's an example, dated 05-27-2008:

    "$windows.~bt" folder in c drive
    07-28-2015 09:25 PM
  14. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I have windows 8 and 10 on different partitions, if i let the 8 partition upgrade and format the other OS what happens to the bootloader? Am likely to destroy my install?
    I think you'll be ok. On your partition with 8.1 with Windows 10 reserved, just let it upgrade to 10. The upgrade setup doesn't format the drive (Unless you tell it to by performing a clean install). The other partition with you Win 10 insider preview should remain unaffected, and you'll be able to dual boot as you normally do.

    I'm doing this very same thing, (except I'm upgrading my main Win7 installation on my primary partition, and I have the insider preview build on a secondary partition) so I'll let you know how it goes.. I don't expect too many issues.
    07-28-2015 09:47 PM

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