Windows 10: Any word what happens after the year is up? Solved

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       01 Sep 2015 #11

    WhyMe said: View Post
    What is your source please as your comment is not consistent with their policy as presented to me by their Global HQ during conversations just two weeks ago
    Microsoft EULA.
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #12

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    , they have said that the activation is good for the "life of the device".
    They said "the supported life of the device",which isn't the same thing.
    I can't be sure what it means exactly, but they have enough highly paid lawyers that the word won't be there by accident. I think it means OEM-supported.
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       01 Sep 2015 #13

    groze said: View Post
    Microsoft EULA.
    The Microsoft EULA does not refer to the free promotional upgrade. It only refers to standalone and preinstalled licenses. The Microsoft policy is pretty clear that a free promotional upgrade is tied to the device and therefore, for all intents and purposes, would be considered a preinstalled license and tied to the lifetime of the device without right of transfer.

    I do accept that there is a conflict between EULA and policy. I am just making sure folks here are aware of the situation and not just assumming their Win10 license will be considered a standalone license come July 29 2016. Cos unless Microsoft change their policy, all upgraded licenses will NOT have the right of transfer.
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  4.    01 Sep 2015 #14

    ukcatsfan83 said: View Post
    That's good to know. I hope Microsoft keeps it that way.......... I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro, downloaded Belarc Advisor and wrote down the Windows 10 Pro serial #. . . Here's the funny thing. . I'm not going to post the full serial code in here, but the last 5 characters of the key it gave me was 3V66T. .. The entire Windows Pro 10 key that i see in Belarc Advisor matches the one that is floating around the internet. You can figure it out if ya search hard enough. . . .Is Microsoft only using ONE key for everyone? LOL. . I'm wondering if eventually the key will be blacklisted?

    Here, I will give you the rest >>> VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
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       01 Sep 2015 #15
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       01 Sep 2015 #16

    sn00ker said: View Post
    Here, I will give you the rest >>> VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    Same key everyone has, same as mine right now. Now if you buy a retail key for win10, that I would assume would be different.
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  7. Posts : 1,546
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       01 Sep 2015 #17

    WhyMe said: View Post
    The Microsoft EULA does not refer to the free promotional upgrade. It only refers to standalone and preinstalled licenses. The Microsoft policy is pretty clear that a free promotional upgrade is tied to the device and therefore, for all intents and purposes, would be considered a preinstalled license and tied to the lifetime of the device without right of transfer.

    I do accept that there is a conflict between EULA and policy. I am just making sure folks here are aware of the situation and not just assumming their Win10 license will be considered a standalone license come July 29 2016. Cos unless Microsoft change their policy, all upgraded licenses will NOT have the right of transfer.
    @WhyMe

    EULA is what you agree to, that EULA does say the retail can be transferred. It doesn't not mention anything about the promotion. That would require a different EULA you agree to. I am not a lawyer. I do live in the U.S. contract laws very by state. I do know most contracts have to follow state laws.

    There been threads on this subject, that the retail retains its transferable right even after the promotion ends according to other posters. A lot of people would not including me give up a retail license to upgrade to windows 10 if you can't move windows 10 to another computer if you computer quits. The reason retail licenses are expensive.

    Edit-I haven't read the other thread yet.
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  8. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Sep 2015 #18

    groze said: View Post
    Edit-I haven't read the other thread yet.
    Post #1 has been updated to include the resolution agreed between Microsoft and I. Otherwise it is quite long read.
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  9.    01 Sep 2015 #19

    sn00ker said: View Post
    Here, I will give you the rest >>> VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    yep. that would be it. . lol
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