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  1.    20 Mar 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I think they're more concerned about the key that Win 10 will use. Will 10 have it's own key or will they have to use the key from a previous version of Windows. And what happens if they have to move Windows to another computer or HDD?
    At the moment you can only activate a clean install of 10 with a 10 key or 8.1 Pro key. Other versions (like standard 8 and 7) you have to upgrade. Of course that may change.
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  2.    20 Mar 2015 #22

    Hi there

    Ms has let it be known that there will be FREE upgrades from previous OS'es - to W10 even from PIRATED copies of those OS'es !!!! -- bit of a strange thing to reward pirates -- but it should probably end Piracy of W10 after RTM - or at least eliminate most of it.

    Seems a shame to reward pirates though --why not give people who've PAID for a previous version of Windows a 15 Dollar amount with a Free copy of Windows.

    I suppose for those who want a free copy who don't have a qualifying OS they'll just get a Pirate W7 copy and get a Free W10 system !!!.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    20 Mar 2015 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    I suppose for those who want a free copy who don't have a qualifying OS they'll just get a Pirate W7 copy and get a Free W10 system !!!.
    You don't get a free license - you only upgrade an unlicensed 7 to an unlicensed 10.
    If a device was considered non-genuine or mislicensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mislicensed after the upgrade.
    source
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  4.    20 Mar 2015 #24

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You don't get a free license - you only upgrade an unlicensed 7 to an unlicensed 10. source
    Hi there

    That actually makes NO sense whatsoever -- if the upgrade is Unlicensed then the pirates will obviously continue to go about their business just as before. It will probably take them about 2 microsecs flat to devise some sort of "pseudo KMS" or other system so their systems "appear licensed".


    Ms might just have not bothered to say anything if this is really the case.

    Ms really should get an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the most complete obfuscation ever !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    20 Mar 2015 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    At the moment you can only activate a clean install of 10 with a 10 key or 8.1 Pro key. Other versions (like standard 8 and 7) you have to upgrade. Of course that may change.
    I'm not referring to the TP version. They're concerned about what will happen if they take the free upgrade and later something happens to their computer and they want to install the OS on a new drive or computer. To me it's not a issue. I have images in case my drives fail. When I'm ready to buy a new computer it's going to come with the OS included. If I decide to build my own I'll buy a full version of the OS to install if I have too.
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  6.    20 Mar 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I'm not referring to the TP version. They're concerned about what will happen if they take the free upgrade and later something happens to their computer and they want to install the OS on a new drive or computer.
    Who are? The OP @CallMeSteven asked
    When Windows 10 is released I'd like to do a fresh install. Does anyone know if this will be possible.
    there was nothing about installing on other computers. In any case the answer is no - no-one knows.

    Your guess is as good as mine but I'll go for "probably".
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  7.    21 Mar 2015 #27
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    Seems to me if Win10 came with its own key, that would automatically change "unsupported" (i.e., pirated) Win7 machines into "supported" Win10 machines because, after the upgrade, they would have legitimate keys. The implication of remaining "unsupported" is that Win10 upgrades re-use the existing key.

    To me, this means that one of the first things you should do after the upgrade is to a complete image backup of Win10 -- and squirrel this away somewhere. IF your drive crashes, or if you have to do a clean reinstall for any other reason, the image backup can serve that purpose.
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