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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 194
    Win10
       15 Mar 2015 #1

    Free leak- free peek- free fun for all


    Now I'd like to haggle price!
    I haven't seen a word yet on pricing for Win10 except it's free for owners of Win7 or Win8 and you make the change within one year of the final release date.

    Now for the fine print..............
    I own two copies of Win7 Pro. I have a retail product key for each.
    Basic logic tells me that I will either use the same product keys to register my new copies of Win10 when the final hits the floor. .... or I will be required to surrender the Win7 keys to receive new Win10 keys?

    Now, I install the final releases of Win10, my Win7 keys are gone, and my new installs will be supported for the life of the devices.

    My devices are old Win7 machines. Life expectancy? Already several years old? Not forever for sure!

    Now, for instance, 13 months after Win10 final is released my 64bit version of Win10 won't boot. Dead motherboard!
    Woe is me! Alas! What to do???
    MS said for the life of the device! The device is dead! The machine has to be replaced! So, I have no machine, no operating system, and no retail Product Key!

    I think this is where I pay for the "free" upgrade to Win10?

    If my understanding of this current situation is correct I'm swapping retail keys for keys essentially the same as current OEM keys.
    The machine and OS live and die together!

    Am I right?
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  2. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,488
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2015 #2

    MS hasn't really gone into details of how this is going to work. When I'm ready for a new computer unless I decide to build my own, I'll buy one with the OS already installed.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Mar 2015 #3

    Were not sure yet because MS has not disclosed enough information on this subject. It's too early to speculate about this, IMO. But I think if you want to keep a copy and transfer it on any PC you want then you should buy a DVD/ISO when it comes out. That way if you ever have to re-install the OS on any PC you can and not worry about a thing.

    Yes,, it will be free but it's unknown how or what will happen if you/I/anyone will do if a hardware failur results in a need to re-install the OS.. Primary drive failur or motherboard failur.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Mar 2015 #4

    Winuser said: View Post
    MS hasn't really gone into details of how this is going to work. When I'm ready for a new computer unless I decide to build my own, I'll buy one with the OS already installed.

    I plan on getting both the free upgrade and a copy so I can install it on any PC I want to and any time I want to.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 194
    Win10
       15 Mar 2015 #5

    Winuser said: View Post
    MS hasn't really gone into details of how this is going to work. When I'm ready for a new computer unless I decide to build my own, I'll buy one with the OS already installed.
    I build my own machines and buy retail Pro versions of Windows for the OS so your solution won't work for me. I think I'll wait for MS to publish some details before I surrender my Pro version keys for Win7.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,289
    Win 10 Pro x64
       15 Mar 2015 #6

    In the long run, it's cheaper to buy a separate License for Win 10 rather than upgrading your 7. That's what I will do. Free upgrade is a bait.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 194
    Win10
       15 Mar 2015 #7

    badrobot said: View Post
    In the long run, it's cheaper to buy a separate License for Win 10 rather than upgrading your 7. That's what I will do. Free upgrade is a bait.
    My point exactly!
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       15 Mar 2015 #8

    badrobot said: View Post
    In the long run, it's cheaper to buy a separate License for Win 10 rather than upgrading your 7. That's what I will do. Free upgrade is a bait.
    And you/anyone can perform a clean instillation and that usually is the best rout to go.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,488
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Mar 2015 #9

    Just be careful not to buy a System Builder OEM version. Unless MS has changed the EULA it's only good for one computer.
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  10. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 194
    Win10
       15 Mar 2015 #10

    Product keys


    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I plan on getting both the free upgrade and a copy so I can install it on any PC I want to and any time I want to.
    ........and where will you get the product keys to activate these systems?
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