Q&A Windows Insider build expiring Oct 31st

ticklemefeet

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On every reboot I get a warning that my insider build will expire Oct 31st I had bought a W10 Pro new from best buy about a year ago from Best Buy but never installed it. My current version is 10 Home. When I moved 6 months ago, the W 10 Pro got lost. Is there anything I can do without buying another W 10 Home or Pro version?

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Moonhorse

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You bought pro from best buy and never installed it, but it got lost? I dont understand what you mean

Best buy licenses seems to be legit when comparing them to prices sold at , wondering are those 5-10 usd licenses legit at all ( not best buy)?
 

ticklemefeet

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You bought pro from best buy and never installed it, but it got lost? I dont understand what you mean

Best buy licenses seems to be legit when comparing them to prices sold at , wondering are those 5-10 usd licenses legit at all ( not best buy)?
Yes I bought it brcause my computer would not boot up. For some reason it started working fine before I could install the W 10 Pro. I then moved about 6 months ago. my children helped and some how he never survived the move. Yes I paid 200 bucks for it from Best Buy. It was a USB stick loaded with the OS. Now I either have to find a workaround or buy the OS again but this time it would be the Home version. I don't have TPM 2.0 amd I tried installing the W 11 iso but still got the message I can not due to TPM 2.0
 

plat1098

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Do you have the receipt? Did Best Buy ever send you a receipt via email? Is there any way Best Buy would have a record of the license key on their end? If the USB was lost while in your possession, you might be out of luck.
 

Moonhorse

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Yes I bought it brcause my computer would not boot up. For some reason it started working fine before I could install the W 10 Pro. I then moved about 6 months ago. my children helped and some how he never survived the move. Yes I paid 200 bucks for it from Best Buy. It was a USB stick loaded with the OS. Now I either have to find a workaround or buy the OS again but this time it would be the Home version. I don't have TPM 2.0 amd I tried installing the W 11 iso but still got the message I can not due to TPM 2.0
Stick to win 10, there is no point ugprading to windows 11 if your motherboard + cpu wont support it...microsoft will just kick you out from receiving updates at some point

you must have OEM license still , there is no point purchasing new license before you buy new desktop wich either comes with OEM pre-installed or if you build the computer yourself , then you buy the license

And as plat said , you should have received receipt with the license key

Sorry as much as i want to help, but im not familiar with the licensing myself either :LOL:
 
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