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  1.    22 Apr 2015 #61
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    I skimmed through this thread a bit so if I repost what somebody already said I'll apologize now.

    What I would like to see is a Windows 10 Media Creation Tool like this one for Windows 8, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
    No having to enter a code to do the download, gives the option to save as an ISO of create bootable media.
    Windows distributed on a USB flash drive or SD card would be fine with me. They could even write protect it (make it switchable even) if they want. I don't care as long as it works.
    I don't see the point of DVD's anymore. Not every PC has an optical drive and its a slow way to install an OS. Easily damaged too.
    I think you'll see Windows 10 released on a DVD though. Still too many people that prefer to use them.
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  2.    22 Apr 2015 #62
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    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I skimmed through this thread a bit so if I repost what somebody already said I'll apologize now.

    What I would like to see is a Windows 10 Media Creation Tool like this one for Windows 8, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-refresh-media
    No having to enter a code to do the download, gives the option to save as an ISO of create bootable media.
    Windows distributed on a USB flash drive or SD card would be fine with me. They could even write protect it (make it switchable even) if they want. I don't care as long as it works.
    I don't see the point of DVD's anymore. Not every PC has an optical drive and its a slow way to install an OS. Easily damaged too.
    I think you'll see Windows 10 released on a DVD though. Still too many people that prefer to use them.
    . . .Couldn't agree more. . .
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  3.    21 May 2015 #63
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Windows 7 and 8

    Will W10 be freely available as a stand alone ISO file, where your 7, 8, 8.1 product code key can be used to install it?

    Eventually MS released such an ISO file for 8.1, which can be installed as a stand alone and used with either 8 or 8.1 product key.

    I have 3 machines, with 7, 8.1 and now 10 on an old machine for testing purposes. I originally had 10 on an eSATA.

    My sons both have 7 Ult on their own PCs, so can they keep 7 and still get 10 on a different machine and use their 7 product key to install and activate?
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  4.    21 May 2015 #64
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Will W10 be freely available as a stand alone ISO file, where your 7, 8, 8.1 product code key can be used to install it?
    We only know what's been published by Microsoft and that's not very much. Your guess is as good as mine, Mustang.

    <snip>

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    My sons both have 7 Ult on their own PCs, so can they keep 7 and still get 10 on a different machine and use their 7 product key to install and activate?
    No, they cannot.
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  5.    21 May 2015 #65
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    Windows 10 IoT

    There will ISO's out there eventually. Microsoft will put them up on MSDN for sure. Companies will get them too for the IT guy to use to install on company PC's. They will eventually leak to the Internet if Microsoft doesn't provide a link for consumers.

    EDIT: DVD's will show up in the retail chains too. Upgrade and full, OEM system builder too likely.
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  6.    21 May 2015 #66
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    Windows 7 and 8

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    There will ISO's out there eventually. Microsoft will put them up on MSDN for sure. Companies will get them too for the IT guy to use to install on company PC's. They will eventually leak to the Internet if Microsoft doesn't provide a link for consumers.

    EDIT: DVD's will show up in the retail chains too. Upgrade and full, OEM system builder too likely.
    Thanks for that info.

    Cheers M
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