Chrysalis

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About Chrysalis

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  1. Chrysalis added a topic in Microsoft Insider (Windows, Office previews)   

    how do I go from win 7 retail to win10 insider?
    So as some may know who read my posts., they will be aware my insider testing has been broken, none of the media, community etc. care about this issue.
    Microsoft have told me via official support channels there will be no more insider keys issued "ever", they expect all insiders to be either already activated or to upgrade from a activated version of windows.  In short they basically told me "tough luck".
    So if I use up a windows 7 licence on my insider pc, how do I go from that to an insider build? as following the normal process will get me a non insider build.
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  2. Chrysalis added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 RTM Discussion - Build Number 10.0.10240   

    ISOs will leave it inactivated.
    The free upgrade requires an upgrade install to activate.
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  3. Chrysalis added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 RTM Discussion - Build Number 10.0.10240   

    Sounds plausible, but for all the issues I am having so far I am not likely to go ok I will bypass it and install win10 from an ISO.  For me there is just too many issues currently, also considering that on my win10 insider pc when I installed I was forced to hard reset to finish the installation because on the install process it had the same type of freeze on a wait a moment screen.
    It seems microsoft have managed to break their hardware scanning processes which were previously quite reliable on windows seven.
    Of course also the fact my insider pc just lost its activation for some unknown reason without a documented way of reactivating it, what happens when that happens to a production machine?
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  4. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Insider stuck on old build and not activated   

    update 30 july. installed 10240 with an iso.
    still says key is banned and will not activate.
    says I am still part of insider program.
    other insiders did not have to do this so why should I?
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  5. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Windows 10 Insider to Windows 10 (final) without any kind of key is possible.   

    I ask again
    as noone cares.
    its all fine and dandy if you activated, but what about those who are not?
     
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  6. Chrysalis added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 Insider Program   

    So am i the only insider on here who cannot activate?
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  7. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Buy Windows 10 Pro for $2 in Microsoft store?   

    nekro then you lose activation.
     
    I found out today from microsoft support, my insider machine lost activation because I wasnt using a Microsoft account before the cutoff point.
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  8. Chrysalis added a post in a topic [OFFICIAL] Windows 10 RTM Discussion - Build Number 10.0.10240   

    For me this windows 10 launch is a disaster.
     
    1 - My insider PC wont actvate even tho I am a tester yet other testers got it free.
    2 - On both my win7 devices the win10 app stays frozen like this.
     
     

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  9. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Buy Windows 10 Pro for $2 in Microsoft store?   

    For reference I like one of the above posters has various windows 7 TechNet keys (these keys also allow 10 installs per key).
    However I am not sure I want to test if the key will still work on 10 pc's after used for a windows 10 upgrade.
    It seems if I don't want to wait for my free retail copy to arrive, I can use one of my win8 keys I got spare on my insider pc, then use the tool to make a iso and install on top of that install, after it activates I can then do a clean install right? but I will no longer be on the insider program then.
    For those who not read my thread, basically there will be no more keys issued on the insider program, they expect all testers now to be already activated.
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  10. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Buy Windows 10 Pro for $2 in Microsoft store?   

    I can confirm that key has been blocked.   It may be the key on the installation but it will not activate a unauthorised device.
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  11. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Insider stuck on old build and not activated   

    did you read my first post, where an update wont download?
     
    the newer version hasn't been offered to me.
    Regardless here is what my Microsoft contact just told me.
     
    "We will no longer be issuing any activation keys for any new insider builds, Insider's who are not currently activated have no route now or in future to activate their devices, as a way of apology and with your current contract we are happy to supply you with a free retail copy of windows 10 to compensate you for your time in testing as I can verify you are a registered insider, we are investigating what went wrong with your experience, thank you"
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  12. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Insider stuck on old build and not activated   

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/windows-10-build-10240-activationkey/a870640c-5a39-42c4-9e04-60991136f6a9?page=19&tm=1438192080079
     
    hmm doesn't bode well.  msdn users got issued new keys, all insider inactivated machines will stay like that forever, so why are people here pretending otherwise I don't know.
     
    I think Microsoft have shut the door and basically its "tough luck".
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  13. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Insider stuck on old build and not activated   

    where have they made this clear?
     
    on my win7 rig the windows 10 system tray app crashes when I click on it.
     
    and all insiders are reporting updates and been activated.
     
    I will be patient when they announce what they doing to fix my broken activation.
     
    everyone here just seems happy about their own copy working fine but not about us with problems.
    error code Error code: 0xC004C003
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  14. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Windows 10 Insider to Windows 10 (final) without any kind of key is possible.   

    I get no option for phone activation, but it is happy to accept £188 of me, so I test the product for them and as a thanks they want £188 of me?
    yeah is a scam.
     
    Both me and you are entitled to a free copy for testing.  Don't waste your win8 license on this we entitled to a free insider copy.
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  15. Chrysalis added a post in a topic Buy Windows 10 Pro for $2 in Microsoft store?   

     
    shame for me a insider they want to charge me £158 to activate LOOOOOOL
    why £188 for me and free for other insiders?
     
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