[Legacy] Download Windows 10 TH2 Insider Preview


 

Introduction

TH2 is just released so theres no major Insider Build to test at the moment. See Download Windows 10 TH2 OEM and Retail .iso.

Windows 10 is boasted to be the last major release or version of Windows. It is promised to be a continuous stream of updates, fixes and enhancements. With the new continuous distribution of Windows 10 continuous testing is required and Microsoft are valuing the feedback from their enthusiasts i.e. those in the Windows Insiders program. You may opt to remain on the:

  • Fast track (quick releases possibility of being very unstable) – Tier 2 Tester*
  • Slow track (more stable releases but less frequent) – Tier 1 Tester*
  • Mainstream track (stable tested releases only) – General Consumer

* Requires use of a Microsoft Account if Upgrading via Windows Update but not if Clean Installing direct from .iso.

Below is all legacy and will be updated when I have more details about the next Insider Preview .iso.

The TH2 builds and later should be more stable than the Windows Insider Preview for TH1 and earlier but in general only experienced users should be on the Fast Track. Most of the issues should be reported early on the Fast Track and amended for Slow Track users. After installation of Windows 10565 Slow and Fast track Insiders will be upgraded to Windows 10 TH2 Build 10586 version 1511 (TH2 RTM). TH2 .isos are not currently available for the maintrack users. It seems Microsoft is awaiting some more feedback before releasing it.

Downloading the Windows 10 Insider 10565 TH2 .iso:

The Windows 10565 .iso is available to Download from Microsoft here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewiso

The main fixes are that this .iso inputs both Windows 7 and Windows 8 product keys allowing for direct clean installation giving Windows 10 TH2 a proper Digital Deployment.

In my testing the .iso contains two Editions Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview and Windows 10 Home Insider Preview.

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Its hoped that the maintrack .iso has all 5 Editions of the same architecture on one .iso like Windows Vista and Windows 7 .isos:

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Note inputting an N Edition or Single Language product key in the official .iso gives:

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Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive:

You may use Rufus to create a bootable USB:

Rufus does not need to be installed and can be run directly by double clicking on the application.

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Select your 8 GB or superior USB flash drive:

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Select the .iso:

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There are two types of bootable USB you can make with Rufus The “GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer” or the “MBR Partition Scheme for BIOS or UEFI Computers”. If you are unsure what one to select see the information in Updating your BIOS and Determining if you have UEFI and SecureBoot. Its recommended to have the latest BIOS update before Windows 10 installation anyway.

Globally Unique Identifier Partition Table (GPT) Partition Scheme for UEFI Computer

Use with Dell hardware and Windows 8.1 64 Bit with a UEFI BIOS later than 2012. Enable UEFI and SecureBoot.

Requires systems that have a Unified Extensive Firmware Interface (UEFI) Basic Input Output (BIOS) and also 64 Bit Windows. These requirements are in general standard across hardware post 2012 i.e. hardware Dell shipped with Windows 8 or later.

This is a new partition scheme which is more reliable than the MBR partition scheme. In GPT multiple copies of partitioning and boot data are stored on the hard drive and checks they are consistent.

This partition scheme has the advantage in the fact that it can support >2 TB drives and can create up to 128 Partitions.

This will support newer security technologies such in the UEFI BIOS such as SecureBoot and these should be enabled.

2010-2011 hardware may or may not have a UEFI BIOS and you will need to check and enable the settings in the UEFI BIOS setup if applicable. These settings will also need to applied correctly for systems that have previously been running Windows 7 (e.g. downgrade rights).

Master Boot Record Partition Scheme for BIOS or UEFI Computer

Use with Dell hardware and Windows 8.1 with a Legacy BIOS earlier than 2010.

This can be used for an older system pre-2012 with a legacy Basic Input Output System (BIOS) so is required for pre-2012 hardware and for Windows 8.1 32 Bit.

Limited to 2 TB of space and to 4 partitions.

This partition scheme is less reliable as the partitioning and boot data is stored in one location meaning if its corrupt then the data is lost.

If you do not select the USB Device, then load the .iso and then select the Partition Scheme and File System in order, Rufus may revert some of the settings to defaults which may be incorrect.

Select the “GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer” or the “MBR Partition Scheme for BIOS or UEFI Computers” respectively depending if your hardware is post 2012 or pre 2012.

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Select the FAT32 file system. SecureBoot requires the bootable USB to be formatted as FAT32 otherwise it won’t boot.

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Click start:

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Select OK to format the USB flash drive:

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Rufus will now create the Bootable USB:

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When its ready it’ll say “Done” to the bottom left. You may now close Rufus and have a bootable USB for installation.

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Booting from Windows 10 TH2 Installation Media

Power down your computer. Disconnect any external hard drive(s) and any USB peripherals such as printers/scanners.

It is recommended to install Windows 10 in a UEFI BIOS with SecureBoot enabled.

These settings should automatically be applied to any system shipped with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

If your system <2010 and had Windows 7 previously installed ignore mention of UEFI as your system doesn’t have a UEFI BIOS.

If your system had Windows 7 previously installed and is a 2011 model:

  • Enable UEFI (your system may have a UEFI BIOS without SecureBoot)

If your system had Windows 7 previously installed and is >2012 model:

Ensure the mouse and keyboard are connected. Insert the Windows 10 Bootable USB that you made via the Windows 10 .iso (If installing in UEFI make sure the Bootable USB is setup for UEFI).

Hold F12 while powering up your computer (at the Dell BIOS screen).

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Follow the instructions below to Boot either via UEFI or Legacy respectively.

Variant A: UEFI Boot

If your system is newer than 2011 its recommended to use a UEFI Boot and a GPT partition scheme; this is faster and more reliable. The boot manager should mention a UEFI Boot similar to below.

Press the ↓ arrow and select your Windows 10 Recovery USB Flash Drive and press [Enter]

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Variant B: Legacy Boot

For systems older than 2011 you will have to just use the legacy boot with the MBR partition scheme which will be listed by default. There will be no mention of Legacy or UEFI Boot but the boot option will be legacy.

If you wish to install Windows 10 32 Bit (unrecommended) on a 2012 or later system you will need to disable SecureBoot and enable legacy boot options.

Press the ↓ arrow and select your Windows 10 Recovery USB Flash Drive and press [Enter]

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Select boot from from USB respectively.

Press any key when prompted such as “h” when it says Press any Key to boot from CD/DVD.

The Windows 10 TH2 Setup Part 1: Language Options

You will be presented with a black screen.

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Select, Language (this is locked to the .iso you decided to Download), Time and Currency Format and Keyboard or Input Method. In this example I select proper English…

When you have made your selection select next:

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Select Install Now:

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The setup will start:

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The Windows 10 TH2 Setup Part 2: The Product Key

There are 3 main different types of product keys:

  1. Windows 8.x/10 OEM (UEFI BIOS Embedded System Locked Preinstallation) Keys
  2. Windows 7 OEM product keys stamped onto a Windows 7 Code of Authenticity
  3. Windows 7/8.1/10 Retail Product Keys
  4. No product keys – Faded Windows 7 OEM COA, Windows 10130 (Insider) or Trial/Evaluation

1. Windows 8.x/10 OEM (UEFI BIOS Embedded OEM SLP) Keys

These keys are embedded in the UEFI BIOS and will automatically be input by the Windows Installation Media. In short it will automatically bypass the enter your product key screen below taking you straight to the license agreement screen.

Systems shipped with Windows 8.x will have stickers like this. Systems shipped directly with Windows 10 won’t have any stickers.

The Official 10565 .isos accept only Home and Pro Editions of Windows 8.x/10 OEM SLP product keys. 

Windows 10 Home Editions:

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  • Windows 10 Home Most Common
  • Windows 10 Single Language Common
  • Windows 10 Home N Rare

Note for Windows 10

  • Windows 8.1 (Home) with Bing = Windows 8.1 (Home)
  • Windows 8.1 (Home) Single Language with Bing = Windows 8.1 Single Language (Home)

Windows 10 Pro Editions:

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  • Windows 10 Pro Most Common
  • Windows 10 ProN Rare

For a Windows 8.x OEM key you should not see this screen.

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Instead you should be taken straight here:

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If you do see the first screen you have began the installation using the wrong Edition of Windows 10. Unfortunately Microsoft do not inform you if you have a product key for another Edition of Windows here.

The Official 10565 .isos accept only Home and Pro Editions of Windows 8.x/10 OEM SLP product keys. Its hoped that Microsoft has taken my feedback into account and will make one Windows 10 .iso of all Editions when they release .isos on the main track. If they don’t do this they should at least put more information on this screen something like:

Windows 10 EditionX Product Key Detected. Exit setup and begin installation from Windows 10 Home Installation Media or Input a Windows 10 EditionY key to change Edition.

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2. Windows 7 OEM Keys on COAs

Each Windows 7 OEM system was shipped with a COA which looked like the following. I’d advise taking a picture of it with your phone as I have done and keeping it for your own records. You can then open up the picture on your phone and have it beside you when you are installing Windows 10 on your system.

To the top of the COA is the Edition:

Windows 7 Home Prem – XPS 8300 (Top)

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Windows 7 Pro – Latitude E5510 (Battery Compartment)

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The Windows 10 Editions corresponding with Windows 7 product keys are:

  • Windows 7 Starter → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Home Basic → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Home Premium → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Professional → Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 7 Ultimate → Windows 10 Pro

There are also N Editions which are relatively rare but the Windows Insider Preview .iso doesn’t accept N Editions:

  • Windows 7 StarterN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 Home BasicN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 Home PremiumN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 ProfessionalN → Windows 10 ProN
  • Windows 7 UltimateN → Windows 10 ProN

As Microsoft provided COAs with low print quality that were prone to fading. Good OEMs like Dell typically hid them in the battery compartments of laptops to shield them. Unfortunately they may not be shielded in early Windows 7 models and faded to the extent that the product key is illegible. See the notes about installing Windows 10 without a product key if you have a Faded COA.

Once you have input your product key you will be taken to the license agreement screen. If you input the product key for the wrong Edition of Windows the installation will abort:

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3. Retail Product Keys

You will have your retail key on boxed installation media or from your confirmation email. Note Upgrade Only Product Keys act as Full Product Keys with Windows 10 TH2 Installation Media.

The Windows 10 Editions corresponding with Windows 7 product keys are:

  • Windows 7 Starter → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Home Basic → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Home Premium → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 7 Professional → Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 7 Ultimate → Windows 10 Pro

The Windows 10 Editions corresponding with Windows 8.x product keys are:

  • Windows 8.1 (Home) → Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 8.1 (Home) Single Language → Windows 10 Home Single Language (Use WInAero .iso)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro → Windows 10 Pro

There are also N Editions which are relatively rare:

  • Windows 7 StarterN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 Home BasicN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 Home PremiumN → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 7 ProfessionalN → Windows 10 ProN
  • Windows 7 UltimateN → Windows 10 ProN
  • Windows 8.1N (Home) → Windows 10 HomeN
  • Windows 8.1 ProN → Windows 10 ProN

The Insider Preview .iso does not support any Single Language or N Editions of Windows 10.

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4. Faded Windows 7 COA /Windows Insider 10130 or Trial/Evaluation

Special notes for a system with a Faded Windows 7 COA

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If you have a faded COA, you need to have Windows 7 previously installed using Dell OEM factory settings or using a Dell OEM Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD. These will apply Windows 7 OEM SLP activation. This was an activation mechanism that utilised a generic product key which activated if and only if a valid Dell (or other major OEM) BIOS was detected.

These installs can be upgraded to Windows 10 without use of a product key and will be registered with a Microsoft Product Activation server during the Upgrade process. If a device has Windows 10 TH1 or later previously installed and activated it is already a Windows 10 Device.

If you had Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic or Windows 7 Home Premium your system is classified as a Windows 10 Home Device and registered with a Microsoft Product Activation Server meaning you can select I don’t have a product key and select to install the Home Insider Preview and your system will automatically reactivate when online. If you had Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate your system is classified as a Windows 10 Pro Device and registered with a Microsoft Product Activation Server meaning you can select I don’t have a product key and select to install the Pro Insider Preview and your system will automatically reactivate when online.

If you have not upgraded from a Windows 7 install with OEM SLP activation and have a faded COA and unbootable Windows 7 OEM installation your only choice is to contact your OEM (if in warranty), look on eBay for Windows 7 OEM media with OEM SLP activation, buy Windows again or take the Unofficial Upgrade path.

Special notes for those who took the Unofficial Free Upgrade path via the Windows 10130 Insider Preview

Unless your system had an additional Windows 7/8.1 OEM license you will not have a product key. After the upgrade from 10130 to 10240 (TH1) Pro your system is classified as a Windows 10 Pro Device and registered with a Microsoft Product Activation Server meaning you can select I don’t have a product key and select to install the Pro Insider Preview and your system will automatically reactivate when online.

Gabe Aul did previously promise the Free Upgrade for Windows Insiders however I will note that other sites are debating whether or not you are licensed correctly…you can see the counter-arguments of Windows Licensing Nazis who want you to pay full retail price for Windows 10 presented here Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation FAQ: We Figured out who pays and who doesn’t. Note the same site earlier reported this as a Free Upgrade path How to Turn your Windows 10 Insider Preview into Windows 10 RTM.

I will note a few things however:

  1. The premature Removal of the Windows 7 Digital River installation .isos (February 2015) before Windows 10 TH1 Build 10240 (July 2015) meant those who used the Windows Insider Preview were stuck on Windows 10 Pro i.e. their system registered with a Microsoft Product Activation Server and became a Windows 10 Pro Device and not a Windows 10 Home Device. However TH2 itself will allow Windows Insiders who Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium to take their free upgrade to Windows 10 Home opposed to Pro should they wish.
  2. Removal of the Product Activation of Windows 10 Pro Devices Upgraded via Windows Insider 10130 would extremely inconvenience users with valid Windows 7 OEM licenses and faded Windows 7 COAs.
  3. Users who used 10130 to upgrade from Windows Vista or Windows XP (with capable hardware) are extremely unlikely to pay full retail price for Windows 10 as the hardware is ageing and the value of the Device is less than that of the Full Retail license in many cases. I personally suggest that Microsoft allow all these users to install Windows 10. These users can evaluate how well Windows 10 runs on their device and Microsoft should make the license extremely cheap if the hardware is weak but capable i.e. if the hardware is of the age between 2007-2010 the license should cost no more than $20. This will help with the eradication of Windows Vista and reduce Windows XP usage.
  4. Because of 1. and 2 and particularly the combination of both 1. and 2… Microsoft are extremely unlikely to stop the continued use of Windows 10 Pro on Devices that have became Windows 10 Pro Devices via the Upgrade from Windows 10130 Insider Preview.
  5. My guide extends this Unofficial Upgrade Path past the expiry date with some subtle tricks.

If you want to just try Windows 10 TH2 to see how it works on your machine for a trial or are Reinstalling on a Windows 10 Device and don’t have a product key select I don’t have a Product Key.

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Select Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 pro appropriately:

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If your system is a Windows 10 Home Device and you have selected Windows 10 Home Insider Preview it will automatically reactivate when online.

If your system is a Windows 10 Pro Device and you have selected Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview it will automatically reactivate when online.

If your system is not a Windows 10 Device you may use Windows 10 but you will be constantly nagged for product activation and some of the personalisation settings won’t work.

The Windows 10 TH2 Setup Part 3: Drive Options

Read the license agreement, check “I accept these terms” and then select next:

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On the next screen you will be given the option to “Upgrade” or “Clean Reinstall”.

To Clean Reinstall select Custom. The following steps will result in loss of data so cancel the installation and backup your data to an external hard drive or cloud storage if you haven’t already done so. I never recommend Upgrade installs.

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In the next screen you should be shown your hard drive(s)/Solid state drive(s). If you don’t and have a blank screen as shown you will need to Load Driver… For more details see Preparing and Loading Preinstallation SATA Drivers.

Note: In most cases Windows 10 Installation Media should have the SATA Storage Controller inbuilt and hence there is no reason for you to load the preinstallation SATA driver. As a general rule of thumb if Windows Installation Media is significantly newer than your System the Storage Controller is inbuilt. Microsoft promise to keep Windows Installation Media relatively up to date so the need to load Storage Controller drivers should become relatively rare.

If on the other hand you get the error message “A Required CD/DVD Device Driver is Missing” then your Installation Media is corrupt and you should make new Windows 10 Installation Media.

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In the majority of cases the HDD/SSD will already be listed… The partitions listed will differ from system to system aswell as the number of drive(s). In this step you want to delete all the partitions on the SSD/HDD (SSD recommended) that you want to Install Windows on so all the storage on the drive is unallocated space.

Note if you have previously used DiskPart or Cleaned up the SSD/HDDthe drive will already show as unallocated space. Cleaning up a HDD/SSD should be done in advance of Windows Installation and is particular important if you are Clean Reinstalling to get rid of a virus/malware infection or plan to sell or hand down your Windows 10 device.

If you have any other HDDs/SSDs that have an Operating System its recommended to delete all the partitions on these in a similar manner in order to prevent an unwanted dualboot.

Note external hard drives and USB flash drives may also be listed here which is why it was recommended to remove any unnecessary USB peripheral devices to save confusion. Data drives should be left alone aswell as the Windows 10 Bootable USB.

Dual Boot Note – Advanced Configurations only!!!

For a system with multiple SSD/HDDs multiple Drive numbers will show. You can only delete the partitions on the SSD/HDD (SSD recommended) that you intend to install Windows on.

If you have Windows/Linux installed on another drive this will make a Dual Boot. Alternatively you can delete all the partitions on other drive(s) in order to prevent an unwanted Dual Boot. I do not recommend Dual Booting and even less on the same Drive. In general I prefer virtualisation.

I will demonstrate a UEFI install on a 120 GB SSD in a Latitude E5510. This lists the single internal SSD as Drive 0. The drive had a Windows 7 Professional factory settings previously upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and was reverted back to Windows 7 Professional. It has two small partitions (UEFI) and the main OS partition aswell as the recovery partition.

Select each partition on the Drive you want to install Windows on, in this case Drive 0, then select Delete systematically. I will start on the Recovery Partition. Note theres no point in keeping the Recovery Partition (this will vary in size from system to system) while carrying out a Clean Reinstall as it’ll no longer function. Moreover even if it did work it’ll recover to an obsolete version of Windows.

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Select ok. Then delete all the other partitions on the drive in a similar manner….

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Your entire drive should now be unallocated space, select the unallocated space and then select new:

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Select apply:

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Windows will setup additional partitions and warn you that these are being created, select next:

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If you have a newer system (>2012) and are using a UEFI BIOS with the GPT partition scheme, the partitions will look like the following. The top three partitions should be the same size as shown below and the presence of these multiple partitions make the GPT partition scheme more robust. The last largest partition will vary in size taking up the remainder SSD/HDD. Select this largest partition and select Next:

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If you have a older system (<2012) or a newer system with UEFI settings disabled e.g. for a 32 Bit Windows 10 Installation you will hence have to use Legacy BIOS settings and the MBR partition scheme. The partitions will look slightly different on a MBR install see below. There will be a single 500 MB system reserved partition opposed to 3 smaller partitions in a GPT install. The last largest partition will vary in size taking up the remainder SSD/HDD. Select this largest partition and select Next:

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Windows will begin to install and depending on your hardware may take some time to go through all the steps:

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When its finished you will be warned about a restart. Select restart now or wait 10 seconds:

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The Windows 10 TH2 Setup Part 4: Account and End of Setup

Your computer will restart and Windows will take some time to get your devices ready.

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The setup will restart:

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Note if you are going to sell or hand down your Windows 10 Device, you can force shut it down here and remove the Windows 10 Installation USB…. The new owner can continue with the setup.

If you are connected to an ethernet or offline the next few screens won’t show. Select your wireless network:

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Input your wireless password and select next:

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Select customise settings and press “next” once you’ve made your desired selection on each page or use the express settings:

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Next select “I own it” for a home PC or “My organisation” for a work PC:

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For “I Own It” sign in with a Microsoft Account (recommended by Microsoft so you can use all of Microsoft’s services in particular OneDrive).

Alternatively skip this step and sign in with a local account (recommended if you want to make a pseudo-Factory image with Dell Backup and Recovery without your Microsoft Account login details). A Local Account can later be converted to a Microsoft Account:

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The PC will configure the last stages and install Apps (which now work as Windows):

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You should now be in the Windows 10 Desktop:

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Checking the New Edition of Windows 10 and Activation Status

Right click the Start button and select system:

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Check your Windows Edition at the top and ensure that Windows is activated to the bottom. Note the Product ID may change slightly from the original install but Windows should be activated…

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A test of switching architecture:

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If your system is not activated, leave it online for an hour or so, then restart and recheck.

Getting the Windows 10 TH2 RTM

You can get the TH2 RTM Build 10586 by joining the Windows Insider fast track. Go to Start and select settings:

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Select Update and Recovery:

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Select Advanced Options:

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Select Start Insider Builds

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Then next:

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Then confirm:

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Then restart now:

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Once you’ve restarted and logged back in go to settings:

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Select update and recovery:

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You will need to download the update TH2 Professional 10586 and restart:

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Windows 10 TH2 will install restarting the computer 4 times:

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Restart 1:

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Restart 2:

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Restart 3:

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Restart 4:

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You will then be prompted to login:

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There will be a few additional screens of the installation:

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Right click the Start button and select system:

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Check your Windows Edition at the top and ensure that Windows is activated to the bottom. Note the Product ID may change slightly from the original install but Windows should be activated…

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If you press [Windows] and [r] and type in

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You will get the version of Windows which is the Windows 10 TH2 RTM release. Also called 1511 denoting the release date being November 2015.

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