Microsoft Clears Confusion over Upcoming Changes to Windows 10 Insider Program

By CIOReview | Friday, June 26, 2015

FREMONT, CA: While there were confusions revolving around giving away Windows 10 for pirates, Microsoft has clarifies saying upgrade from Windows Insider to the final build is no shortcut to attain license.

Genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can avail free upgradation to Windows 10 all set to launch on 29 July 2015. Windows Insider Program users have a choice to remain as an Insider or opt-out of the program and upgrade to final build. The user will be subjected to the same terms and conditions that govern the offer extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers.

License will remain activated if the system is upgraded from a genuine copy, if not, user will have to rollback to previous OS version or acquire new Windows 10 license or the license would eventually expire.

Users who would like to continue as Windows Insiders even after official release would receive builds based on their ring selection. The prerelease software will be activated with a pre-release key; Microsoft ensures Insider will receive new builds by the time older prerelease build expires. Since Microsoft is continuing with Windows Insider Program users will be able to receive builds that will be activated under the terms of the Windows Insider Program. ISOs will be provided to recover from any significant problems, but they will be still pre-release software, clarifies Gabe Aul, Engineering General Manager, Microsoft.