So, Jeff, they have confirmed that we can upgrade directly from TP to RTM? I thought this was understood quite a while ago.
MS seem to be masters of obfuscation in this area. Every statement seems to lead to more questions!
Anyway, I'm cool - buy one get one free!
But still undecided whether I will update in situ or scrap this setup and start again. Probably best to do a clean install but I haven't had any noticeable problems with updates from 7 to 8 to 8.1 to 10 done so far. Must be a lot of crap there, though, so will probably bite the bullet and start afresh.
This entire rumour/story has been a waste of time and it's also misleading.
If someone had just built a new PC and put W10TP on it, they won't be entitled to an upgrade, unless they had an existing/spare OS license available.
How is this any different to what has been proposed for ordinary W7 & W8 series users?
Seems to me that everyone who's testing Windows 10 is most likely on Win 7 or 8/8.1, so it's a given that Insiders would get the free upgrade. Not that I'm trying to rain on anyone's parade. It would be really nice if that were true, because I want it on all my computers, including the old, old HP laptop with only Windows 10 on it.
Have you ever known Microsoft to tell us all their secrets in advance? I have to say, though, from the beginning, we were told that all valid licenses for Windows 7 and 8.x would be allowed to upgrade to Windows 10 RTM for free. What we haven't been told yet is how it will be done (mechanics) and what the supported life of our machines will be (they haven't figured that out yet).
They do seem to have backed off the "everyone" would include even pirated copies; now it's a valid license, which to me is good. I may not seem very nice when I say I don't want those who stole their copy of Windows to get the free upgrade along with me, but why should I pay full price while a thief gets off scot free . . .
We all want a bargain. And we're just greedy enough to want more than what we thought we were going to get. Ever heard the phrase, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?" Well, we all want our cake and for awhile there, we thought we were gonna get to eat it too!
Are you folks really trying to make something from nothing. . ."It is going to be FREE." Nothing more and nothing less. Just figure out what free is and go from there. . .