Originally Posted by v1ral
I have a question that's prolly been asked already, but here it goes.
I have Windows 10 on a thumb drive and I was gonna install it but it said something about it being expired*it was a preview build install*. Can I still install it as if it the times before the OS dropped? As of late I would have to install it through my Windows 7 Pro CD/USB thumb drive.
Thanks in advance.
Also, Does the Windows 8.1 tweaks work the same on Windows 10 e.g Sean's guide?
To you answer your question it will install but it will expire so it will only remain functional some where between 2 and 30 days (I forget what the time out is these days).
Depending on the age of the build it may give you an option to go up to the RTM version or it may make re-install from scratch. There's a bunch of variables for the fresh install part I don't have any way of knowing. For instance is this a UEFI machine with an embedded windows key? Did you have Windows 7 or 8 installed before 10? If so you do you still have one of those keys accessible?
You can download an ISO from the MS download page. A fully functional, non-trial edition of 10. Only thing that matters is the key. Install the ISO from the MS download and skip over the activation/key prompt.
Let it upgrade to the latest build (November 2015) and patch that. That
build will let you enter in your 7 and 8.x key for legit activation. And it only has to activated once. Obviously this is going to be different for OEM keys. If you're using a dell with an OEM sticker for instance you can use that key to activate 10 but you will not be able to use an OEM key off of a random acer/hp/etc PC. At least that's not supposed to work/activate. Again, only need to get [RTM] 10 activated the one time and it's good forever after that.
I haven't tried the tweak guide you mentioned but outside of the UI stuff I think 8.1 and 10 are close enough you could follow about anything related to 8.1 and have it work on 10. I assume someone will correct me if i'm wrong.