Are Insiders the only ones who can activate WZOR' leak? And 1 more question.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by havoque, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. havoque

    havoque MDL Novice

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    The FAQ sticky states that registration is frozen and one has to be an Insider to activate the WZOR ISO before 29th. Is that true?

    I've been reading the forums for the last few days and the sticky FAQ is the only place that I encounter such a statement.

    My second question is, is really necessary to mount or extract the ISO and run setup.exe from within booted Windows 8.1 Pro x64? Isn't booting from the ISO and then choosing the Upgrade Option a cleaner approach? Some say that the internet connectivity won't be available if booting from the ISO, but it was available to me while ago when I installed Windows 8.1 Pro x64. The installer back then showed me a step to choose WiFi network. Why do some say it will not connect now if I boot from the ISO?

    10x
     
  2. bb12489

    bb12489 MDL Novice

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    I recently just upgraded my roommates HP Stream 7 tablet from Windows 8.1 core to Windows 10 Home using the WZOR ISO's. He was never registered as an insider, and I ran the setup from just mounting the ISO in File Explorer in Windows 8.1. I don't think there is really any advantage to booting the ISO vs mounting it in Windows. That's all I've ever done throughout the Tech Previews, and everything has been fine.

    But yes, it does appear you can activate Windows 10 Home/Pro after an upgrade without that person ever being an insider. The only problem I had was that I had to remove and re-add the WiFi network after the upgrade for the activation to kick in.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The FAQ shows the official status for this.

    Doing it atm is at least not officially supported by MS. Although it still works so far.
     
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  4. bigroot

    bigroot MDL Novice

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    Windows 10 did not activate for me on my insignia tablet when upgrading from 8.1.
    Here are my steps:
    1. Downloaded MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.10.SINGLELANGUAGE.RTM.10240.X86.OEM.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT
    2. Used the generic key when it asked.
    3. Windows is not activated.
    So what did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it?
     
  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    why are u running that...instead of the official MS release?
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You need to start the Upgrade from within activated Win 8.1 and be online in this moment. Skip any Key Install inbetween.
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    CoreSingleLanguage is OEM only/strictly and isn't provided by MS at all. MS will always tell you to contact your OEM.
     
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  8. bigroot

    bigroot MDL Novice

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    Thanks.
    I started the upgrade from the mounted .iso but it didn't give me any option to skip the key install.
    Sounds like I may have screwed up.
    Any way to roll back to 8.1 or start fresh?
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Since you made clean install, there is apparently no option to 'Revert to Predecessor'. So hopefully you have a System backup, else you'll need to install that very rare Win 8.1 Version (when it comes to search for ISOs).
     
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  11. bigroot

    bigroot MDL Novice

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    #11 bigroot, Jul 26, 2015
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    Great community here, Thanks!
    I found an option in recovery to roll back to 8.1 so I am trying that now. Hopefully it works!

    Edit: It worked! Back to activated 8.1.
     
  12. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Now wait a few more days for the real deal.
     
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