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

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  1.    21 Apr 2015 #1

    What edition will I get from retail Win7 Ultimate?


    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
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  2.    21 Apr 2015 #2

    Maltesespace said: View Post

    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?
    As far as I know, both questions are unanswered as yet.

    I've got a retail Windows 7 license myself and am not inclined to give it up in exchange for anything less than a "retail" license of Win 10--which may or may not come to pass. I'm not interested in anything that doesn't include the right to a clean install on new hardware at will, whether free or not.

    I'll bypass the free upgrade entirely and just buy 10 outright if the alternative is to sacrifice a Win 7 retail license.
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  3.    21 Apr 2015 #3

    ignatzatsonic said: View Post
    As far as I know, both questions are unanswered as yet.

    I've got a retail Windows 7 license myself and am not inclined to give it up in exchange for anything less than a "retail" license of Win 10--which may or may not come to pass. I'm not interested in anything that doesn't include the right to a clean install on new hardware at will, whether free or not.


    I'll bypass the free upgrade entirely and just buy 10 outright if the alternative is to sacrifice a Win 7 retail license.
    Agree with that retail for retail or no deal.
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       21 Apr 2015 #4

    The only retail license I have is a W8 which I'll be keeping, although I have two spare OEM W7 licenses which I'll happily trade one of. I'll also buy a retail W10, maybe two or three if the price is right in the first year or so.
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  5.    22 Apr 2015 #5

    My guess is Ultimate would get you 10 Pro. 10 Pro should have all the features 7 Ultimate had. Windows 7 Professional and up would likely get you 10 Pro. 7 Home and below would get to Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Apr 2015 #6

    #1:
    Maltesespace said: View Post
    Which version of Windows 10 will I get, seeing as there is no more "Ultimate" editions of windows?
    If you upgrade from Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium or from the basic Windows 8 edition to Windows 10, you will get a basic Windows 10. In case of Windows 10 Technical Preview it's then easy to convert to Windows 10 Pro, simply go to Control Panel, select Add Features and using the general Windows 10 Technical Preview product key add the Pro features.

    If you upgrade from Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate editions to Windows 10 you will get Windows 10 Pro.

    #2:
    Maltesespace said: View Post
    Will my copy still be "retail" , as in , will I be able to move it to a new PC when I get one?
    It will most probably be a retail upgrade edition, which in worst case scenario means that if you want to use it on another computer you might need to install the original OS you upgraded (for instance Windows 7 Ultimate) and then upgrade it again.

    My answers based on my own tests with various upgrade scenarios with Windows 10 Technical Preview (#1) and past practices of Microsoft (#2).

    Kari
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       22 Apr 2015 #7

    I'm confused on this. I read somewhere they may not go with home/pro versions, just one version. It would be nice also if using a W7 license which has Windows Media Center you could get that with W10 too.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       22 Apr 2015 #8

    I admit that the only "hard evidence" I have at the moment is Technical Preview. How the final product will be, I do not know.
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  9.    22 Apr 2015 #9

    It's best guess for now. Microsoft hasn't said how its going to work, not officially anyway. Not as far as I know.
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  10.    22 Apr 2015 #10

    Thanks everyone. Agree with the logic of no deal if it isn't retail. If its cheap at first i'll buy a bunch of retail licenses.

    Guess its just a wait-and-see for now
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