1.    15 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    Are there Windows 10 / 7 Dual Boot license restrictions?

    When Windows 10 comes out, I'll upgrade my 7 Pro license to 10.

    I really want a dual boot environment. I know how to build a 7 / 10 dual boot machine. Question is about licensing.

    Can I legally use my current Win 7 license along with the free upgrade license Windows 10 to dual boot the machine?

    Or would i need a Win 7 license and a separate Win 10 license (one which isn't just an upgrade of the Win 7 license?)
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  2.    15 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 506
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Legally the W10 Upgrade replaces the W7 license and you can't use both at the same time.

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  3.    16 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    Makes logical sense.. and kinda deep down what i expected. Thanks for the reply (i guess i was hoping at against hope lol)
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