Registered as an Insider, never installed an Insider Preview ISO. Some questions.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by havoque, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. havoque

    havoque MDL Novice

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    I used my MS Account that I use with my Windows 8.1 Pro to register in the Insider Program, but never had the time to try downloading an ISO and test install it.

    If I install the leaked WZOR Build 10240 and use my MS Account with it, will I be treated as an Insider? I mean, will I be treated as other insiders (MS's guinea pig) when it comes to updates and such?

    10x
     
  2. lunario

    lunario MDL Senior Member

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    if you are in insider program you will be treated one ( if you leave program you need to upgrade from genuine win 7 /8 ). you can stop insiders builds from within windows update thou
     
  3. buckwheat

    buckwheat MDL Novice

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    I was an insider from the beginning and went through all the installs but my hard drive started clicking and crashed. So I reinstalled with another drive but it won't activate because product keys have been removed.
    I just grabbed a genuine win 7 key and installed insider preview and it was activated.
    No need for anyone to backup shame me , I already got that over on tenforums.
     
  4. havoque

    havoque MDL Novice

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    Is there a way to leave the program without installing Build 10240 first? Like through an account settings on some MS site? I just want to upgrade my Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro and be treated as a regular user, without the Insider related stuff.
     
  5. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    If you are using a local account on the computer you want to update to Windows 10. You can do so with the 10240 ISO without ever using a MS online account. You do need to have internet connection though so the Activation server can save the Machine id.

    You have to update an activated Windows 7 or 8 first but after that you can if you want do fresh installs and be activated. Again can be local account only if you install that way.