Windows 10: What edition will I get from retail Win7 Ultimate?

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       23 Apr 2015 #11

    Maltesespace said: View Post
    Hi
    Which version of Windows 10 will I get, seeing as there is no more "Ultimate" editions of windows?
    and
    Will my copy still be "retail" , as in , will I be able to move it to a new PC when I get one?
    Cheers
    I also have Win7 Ultimate, and these are the same questions that I have regarding Win10 upgrade offer. I want and hope that the result of the Win 10 upgrade will be like having a movable single license of a full-featured Win 10 in the likeness of the movable single license of Win 7 that I currently own and have used across multiple new PC builds (being used only on 1 PC at a time).
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  2.    24 Apr 2015 #12

    Maltesespace said: View Post
    Hi
    So, I have a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate that i've installed on 2 PCs so far (one at a time obviously, I bought it with my first Windows 8 laptop before 8.1 came out, back when 8 was a total crap shoot. Then sold that laptop but removed the retail Win7 and put Win8 back on for the buyer, now running that copy on my most recent self build). I have a couple of questions regarding the "free" update to Win10:

    Which version of Windows 10 will I get, seeing as there is no more "Ultimate" editions of windows?
    and
    Will my copy still be "retail" , as in , will I be able to move it to a new PC when I get one?

    Cheers
    Remember MS said UPGRADES to Windows 10 will be free. So you will have to purchase a NEW copy of Windows 10 if the machine doesn't qualify for the FREE UPGRADE. SO i bet you just to the upgrade and the same rules still exist. You will do it via the update.


    Well first of all when you buy a retail version of Windows you are buying MS support. When you buy a machine with OEM windows you are buying OEM support and it you buy OEM from Newegg and install on a machine you built your on your own.

    Recently MS has had a program if you buy a PC with the older OS 60 days before the new OS came out the new OS was free when released. You had to signup on a list and the OEM sent you the media. Now nothing was done with the retail version in this situation because you had to buy an OEM system not just the OS.

    That being said MS hasn't said whether you will receive your Windows 10 upgrade Media update from the OEM or MS or both. Now if you do the update it won't matter if you have a retail or OEM except how you do a reinstall. That hasn't been communicated to users yet.

    So to finalize MS hasn't announced how you will do a clean install for either OEM or Retail. The way they do things will change and those changes haven't been communicated.
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    Win 7 Ultimate X64
       30 Jul 2015 #13

    W10 Pro (N) or not (N).
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #14

    Xogroroth said: View Post
    W10 Pro (N) or not (N).
    You won't get the N version. N doesn't have Media Player. You lose Media Center as part of the upgrade, if its installed, but you keep Media Player.
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    Win 7 Ultimate X64
       30 Jul 2015 #15

    Hence the (N) or not (N) depending on your taste.
    The option IS there though.
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  6.    30 Jul 2015 #16

    Xogroroth said: View Post
    Hence the (N) or not (N) depending on your taste.
    The option IS there though.
    You'd only download the N version if your reinstalling Windows 10 on a PC that came with the N version preinstalled. That media can also be used for clean installs on PC that came with Windows 10 pre installed. If your doing the free upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 you will use 10 Home or 10 Pro, depending on what version your upgrading from. If you use the "Upgrade this PC now" option it will figure out what version needs to be installed automatically.
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