W10 Insider Program still gave me W10 for free?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Shitagi, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. Shitagi

    Shitagi MDL Novice

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    I've been on the IP since 100XX builds. And yet, about a month ago I reverted back to a Local account when I heard about the Telemetry bogus that appeared on almost every tech site. Funny thing though is that my "Pro Licence" still stayed activated on 10240. Even after a total wipe of the drive (tried out *nix distros meanwhile as well).

    Was this intended or is it just a time bomb ticking away until it's ready to go boom?
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Find out if your time bombed, bring up Admin Cmd Pronpt, type winver:D
     
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  3. SAM-R

    SAM-R MDL Guru

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    First off Build 10240 IS NOT an Insider Build and is not time bombed. All Insider builds are time bombed like 10525 or 10532.
     
  4. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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  5. Shitagi

    Shitagi MDL Novice

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    #5 Shitagi, Sep 4, 2015
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    It is not. I jumped to 10240 from 10162 about 2 weeks after it was avail to us.

    edit: imgur.com/JmtGWUX
     
  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #6 lobo11, Sep 4, 2015
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    Yea, I was a insider too, but 2 days before RTM was released I opted out of insider program, testing, then downloaded RTM 10240 on top of old Insider image, it stayed activated and not time bombed:D, so I would say your good to go, I believe MS's server's were busy around RTM time and a few slipped through

    Good to go as normal, do not go back to being Insider:D
     
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  7. Shitagi

    Shitagi MDL Novice

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    Awesome :D
     
  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Under settings- privacy - feedback, is it set to never ?.
     
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  9. Shitagi

    Shitagi MDL Novice

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    Yes. Same with update. I disabled all bogus options.
     
  10. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Can't remember how long, but after turning off feedback it dropped activation, had to install 7- upgrade. But I have seen people who said that didn't happen to them. So don't worry, no matter what happens, you can have a win 10 free.
     
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