1.    16 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 134
    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    win 10 upgrade?


    is there any difference in the free version of win 10 you can upgrade to to the version you can buy in the store or download from the torrent
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  2.    16 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,879
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    there is no need for a torrent download...

    You can download or create New setup media using either source..

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/techbench

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softw...load/windows10
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  3.    16 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 1
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971

    There is no difference between upgrade version and a key or box bought in a store. There can be a difference in the license. The upgrade is only licensed on that computer, where the full retail can be uninstalled from a computer and installed on another.
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  4.    16 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,149
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    is there any difference in the free version of win 10 you can upgrade to to the version you can buy in the store or download from the torrent
    The difference between the free upgrade version and what you would buy in the store is the way it activates. The store bought version will activate based upon the included product key alone, while the upgrade version will activate first based upon evidence of a previously licensed OS found on that computer - which then gets stored on Microsoft servers - which then can be retrieved by the same computer for later activations.

    Other than the way it activates, there is no difference.

    What you get from a torrent is anyone's guess because those are not from Microsoft - those are from whomever uploaded them.
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  5.    16 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,879
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    reading the products.xml
    The new setup media downloads as both OEM and retail..

    Actually all the MS ISO's are the Retail Release - other then preview releases
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