So how is this going to play out when RTM is available? Do I go to my Win 8.1 side and get the "free" upgrade or do I take it from the current Build side? And if I take it from the 8.1 side, how do they know I'm an Insider?
I'm curious what the steps will be so we don't lose the version that they are making available to us.
If you upgrade from the Win7/8.1 side of a dual boot then you lose your 7/8.1 license. Thats what I understand of it.
Time to purchase a license of 8.1 Pro (i've just been using OEM 8.1 Core licenses that came with my PCs) so I have retail 8.1 and 7, and i'm a student so get the discount, and get 10 TP installed on my main machine in a dual boot with 7, so then I have 10 licenses for both PCs.
I wonder how long we will have to "claim" our free copy?
My current motherboard is 5 years old, so it will probably die a few minutes after installing W10 on it.
Last edited by lehnerus2000; 11 May 2015 at 10:37. Reason: Title
Abe did follow his first comment up with:
"You'll have to be upgrading from a system with a valid license for 7 or 8.x."
And it looks like it must be done within one year.
Pretty much the same as a clean install of RTM just using a valid existing product key then. Still just as good for me, I've got a few spare licenses knocking about.
This is what I got as a reply from Gabe Aul when I tweeted him for "clarification"..... clear as mud!
Ricky on Twitter:
What the h*&^ does "with" mean? Booted in 7 as you do it? Booted in 8.1 as you do it? Booted in 10 as you do it and have the license key handy as you do it? To copy/paste? Key in? WHAT DOES HE REALLY MEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep 7 and/or 8.1 license??????