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  1. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I did need to Verify my account, but right now I am still seeing the Slow in Preview updates. I also see some of my device updates have not installed correctly, which did not happen before.

    Since it used to say it might take 24 hours for Preview Build settings to show up correctly, I will give it some time. Since this is a weekend Microsoft may be reconfiguring some of their servers.

    Sonny, I will try that tomorrow if nothing happens before then.
     
  2. Sonny

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    Slow update is all I am seeing to. It didn't make a difference by doing another clean install.
     
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    I guess I should mention one other thing about the activation. My system is UEFI and I did notice parts of Windows 10 that might make me think they had the ability to write to the UEFI firmware if they wanted... Maybe the Activation is being kept there.
     
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    Same here. Mine is also UEFI
     
  5. kemical

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    Just got off the phone with Microsoft and was told there will only be the slow ring from here on. They are working on fixing the bugs in 10147.
     
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    There is a thread over on the Microsoft forum which describes how the activation process works. There are very specific about saying "Activate Online", so that is more than likely where the info is stored.

    The say for reinstalling after the initial Activation, you will be able to create installation media, but they are not specific about exactly how the media will be created.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-win_upgrade/reinstalling-windows-10-after-upgrade/578d0b7f-57e4-4893-b9d1-6cfac0d6290a

    Someone has also put some general keys in another thread which I will try tomorrow to see if it will install cleanly. Sonny has info which indicates Slow builds will be normal, but I do have an install which indicates FAST, possibly because it was set that way in the prior install. But as has been mentioned, it may not actually make a difference. I was just wondering if there is a bug in that part depending on how the upgrade was done.
     
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    The OP in the link, states that you will be able, after activation, to download installation media: "You will be able to download and create installation media on a USB drive or DVD for the appropriate Windows 10 Edition "
    He is a moderator, and may be authoritive, but seems to be fairly new. His own published links seem to contradict what he says. For example, on the above quote, this is what MS says on his link, even more vague.

    "Yes. Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need to purchase Windows 10 or go back to your prior version of Windows and upgrade again. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded."

    I can find no further info on clarification of that statement.

    Off hand, I do wonder how you "create a USB drive or DVD" lol. The author obviously means "On".

    This makes me wonder why the pressure to reserve.

    "Can I get my free Windows 10 upgrade even if I didn’t reserve?
    Yes. The easiest way to get the free upgrade is to reserve, but you can upgrade even if you don’t reserve.
    Once Windows 10 is available, we’ll begin notifying devices that their free upgrade is available. Just open the Get Windows 10 app to schedule your upgrade. Note: Some notifications will go out as soon as Windows 10 is available; others may go out in the weeks or months following."
     
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    fwiw. (Rumour!)= It looks like they have stopped, and are consolidating, on build 0154. Super. 15/04 - my wife's birthday!!
     
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    ref:
    http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/06/19/upcoming-changes-to-windows-10-insider-preview-builds/




    I'm undecided myself.. I'll have to see what the final build turns out like I guess.
     
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    New build on the horizon?
    new build.JPG
     
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    Microsoft release KB3070677 Update for build 10130 so that new builds will be picked up..
     
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    Lot of semi- news over this past weekend.
    10151 leaked into the wild by some Chinese Resource
    10154 release to "partners" and its' release notes leaked publicly.
    Gabe Aul promising " a new build soon", and reporting that he is using 10159.

    Sure would be nice as an "insider" to get a piece of the action.
     
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    So, what build number do you think will be used for the RTM, 10200???

    For some reason, I don't really care about the reviews. If I wanted someone else to tell me what was happening, I would not have joined the Insiders program..

    You know the desktop graphic with the guy swimming... I keep expecting a scroll to come up saying "Taken with iPhone". ;)
     
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    I haven't a clue.... just like everyone else I'm patiently waiting (back) on 10130 to see what drops next, but....
    One month from today we're suppose to be done with this and personally, they are not doing anything to encourage me, to remain a Windows Insider.
     
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    Interestingly, they have not incremented the overall Windows build number to 6.4, but at the time of this writing, seem to have left it at 6.3. It is possible they will increment the build number to 6.4.(last build number). Some were talking about them changing the entire build number to "10", but as this is still a Windows NT operating system, I don't see how that is happening. Although, stranger things have happened. Usually they seem to round off the build number to an even number, as you say build 10200.

    Last build number for Windows 8.1 is 9600.17736.amd64fre.winblue_r9.150322-1500.

    For Windows 10 we are seeing, ex: 10135.0.amd64fre.winmain_prs.150531-1700

    In reality, they will stop at a RTM build when they feel confident that the system is stable enough, or, it is July 29th. lol.
     
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    I love puzzles. They are working now on build 10.0.10161. Those digits add up to 10. lol
     
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