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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,604
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #51

    Honestly, I think MS is doing their best to give this OS away.. Shame we purchased windows 8 to upgrade from windows 7.
    only to find out the New 10 OS is Free to upgrade the same OS we just purchased 8 to upgrade from.

    Kinda feel like we rented windows 8 /8.1 Now..

    In a years time all those pc's will be upgrade to 10 and all the OEM will be shipping 10..

    Anyone notice that there WAS a windows DVD Player App, But now it is gone??
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Aug 2015 #52

    Kyhi said: View Post
    I activated 1 OEM windows 8>8.1 Home PC and 2 windows 7 home oem PC's and got windows 10 Home on all 3 with same windows 10 Home key on all OS"s..

    Just clean install windows 10 Pro on two of the PC's that had an activated Windows 10 Pro Preview.. Both are NOW activated as Pro..
    So two of my PC's are activated as both windows 10 Home and Pro PC's

    Home via OEM OS upgrade and Pro via preview release..

    No MS account or MS login - just activated as local user

    So if you had an activated 10260 preview release - your PC is already activated as a Windows 10 Pro PC

    So transfer your Retail Keys and OS to a non-qualifying PC > phone activate the OS / Key transfer > then upgrade the now qualifying OS to 10

    I now have 3 Retail Keys that where once used to upgrade to windows 8 that are not needed.. Or activated as windows 10 keys..
    Basically IF you purchased windows 8 retail Keys - it was all for NOT..
    You added some info after I replied. "So if you had an activated 10260 preview release - your PC is already activated as a Windows 10 Pro PC" yes but I think it had to originally be an upgrade from a qualifying OS to be fully activated?

    I upgraded from windows 7 to build 10074 via the insiders page. Then upgraded to each new build via windows update to build 10240. Then I wondered what I had to do after the 29th to go to the consumer release. I stopped insider builds and opted out. nothing actually changed as far as I could tell? It already had no watermark or activation expiry etc? Then just for kicks I went to the Media Creation Tool page and did the "upgrade this PC now" option. It did the whole shooting match. If it was already the official consumer release I would have expected it to say your already upgraded or something similar. Instead it just added more confusion. was it RTM or not? The product code didn't change?
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Aug 2015 #53

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Honestly, I think MS is doing their best to give this OS away.. Shame we purchased windows 8 to upgrade from windows 7.
    only to find out the New 10 OS is Free to upgrade the same OS we just purchased 8 to upgrade from.

    Kinda feel like we rented windows 8 /8.1 Now..

    In a years time all those pc's will be upgrade to 10 and all the OEM will be shipping 10..

    Anyone notice that there WAS a windows DVD Player App, But now it is gone??
    I have the Windows DVD player app on PC's I upgraded from that had 8.1 Pro with Media Center. On the PC that I upgraded from windows 7 its MIA.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,215
    Windows 10 IoT
       01 Aug 2015 #54

    Kyhi said: View Post
    Honestly, I think MS is doing their best to give this OS away.. Shame we purchased windows 8 to upgrade from windows 7.
    only to find out the New 10 OS is Free to upgrade the same OS we just purchased 8 to upgrade from.

    Kinda feel like we rented windows 8 /8.1 Now..

    In a years time all those pc's will be upgrade to 10 and all the OEM will be shipping 10..

    Anyone notice that there WAS a windows DVD Player App, But now it is gone??
    Would it make you feel better if they charged for it? Kidding aside. I think the whole free offer is to give those that purchased 8.x and didn't like it a break?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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