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  1. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Jan 2015 #251

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    I just watched the video from Microsoft and all I can say is WOW.

    At the present time I don't want to loose one of my Windows 7 COA keys so I will just buy a copy of W-10.
    Google eat your heart out.
    It will take some learning to be able to use the full spectrum of the abilities that will be built into Windows -10.
    My three brain cells are going to have to work overtime.
    Do you lose your 7 key by doing the free upgrade? I missed that part of the feed due to buffering issues.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,530
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       21 Jan 2015 #252

    I don't have any concrete evidence, but I would say no. A free upgrade does not mean you cant revert back.
    Last edited by Dude; 21 Jan 2015 at 18:45. Reason: lost word
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       21 Jan 2015 #253

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Layback Bear said: View Post
    I just watched the video from Microsoft and all I can say is WOW.

    At the present time I don't want to loose one of my Windows 7 COA keys so I will just buy a copy of W-10.
    Google eat your heart out.
    It will take some learning to be able to use the full spectrum of the abilities that will be built into Windows -10.
    My three brain cells are going to have to work overtime.
    Do you lose your 7 key by doing the free upgrade? I missed that part of the feed due to buffering issues.
    No. It just means that you are not suppose to use your 7 key as per EULA while you have the free 10 installed and activated.

    Once you format the free 10, you're free to reinstall your 7.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Jan 2015 #254

    Dude said: View Post
    I don't have any concrete evidence, but I would say no. A free does not mean you cant revert back.
    Hm, that would mean blocking Windows 8.x and 7 OEM keys. Can't be done on Factory Windows 7 installs that use the OEM SLIC table for activation. Each OEM uses the one master key and they don't activate online anyway.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Jan 2015 #255

    Brink said: View Post
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Layback Bear said: View Post
    I just watched the video from Microsoft and all I can say is WOW.

    At the present time I don't want to loose one of my Windows 7 COA keys so I will just buy a copy of W-10.
    Google eat your heart out.
    It will take some learning to be able to use the full spectrum of the abilities that will be built into Windows -10.
    My three brain cells are going to have to work overtime.
    Do you lose your 7 key by doing the free upgrade? I missed that part of the feed due to buffering issues.
    No. It just means that you are not suppose to use your 7 key as per EULA while you have the free 10 installed and activated.

    Once you format the free 10, you're free to reinstall your 7.
    That's what I was thinking also.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       21 Jan 2015 #256

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    z3r010 said: View Post
    This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.

    Well, that settles that.
    No it doesn't at all. What if I have 8.1 licensed in a VM (which I do). What is a device? What if I move from VBox to VMware? What if I add another processor? What if I decide to run it on real hardware rather than an VM?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       21 Jan 2015 #257

    Thank you Shawn I didn't know that. I don't like or want to loose a perfectly good W-7 key.

    I just checked my W-10 computer hoping some new upgrade might be available. Nothing yet that I could find. Still on 9879. I want something new to try.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,209
    Windows 10 IoT
       21 Jan 2015 #258

    adamf said: View Post
    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    z3r010 said: View Post
    This is more than a one-time upgrade: once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device – at no additional charge.

    Well, that settles that.
    No it doesn't at all. What if I have 8.1 licensed in a VM (which I do). What is a device? What if I move from VBox to VMware? What if I add another processor? What if I decide to run it on real hardware rather than an VM?
    You likely have valid concerns, but for most people that have it installed on a physical device (PC) I think that answers the question. at least as far as who asked it anyway.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       21 Jan 2015 #259

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Thank you Shawn I didn't know that. I don't like or want to loose a perfectly good W-7 key.

    I just checked my W-10 computer hoping some new upgrade might be available. Nothing yet that I could find. Still on 9879. I want something new to try.
    It will be there within a week.

    Jim
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       21 Jan 2015 #260

    alphanumeric said: View Post

    You likely have valid concerns, but for most people that have it installed on a physical device (PC) I think that answers the question. at least as far as who asked it anyway.
    I have got TP installed (and licensed 8.1 in a VM I kept just in case). I'm not sure if I'm supposed to shuffle the licence around. Upgrade the VM? Move the VM back to real hardware to replace the preview as the primary OS? I'm going for 10 - I just haven't worked out how yet.
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