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  1.    28 Jul 2016 #1

    Free W10 Update -- Technet subscribers - can still get keys


    Hi there

    If you still need to create some Free W10 updates before expiry (Jul 29) and you were an old technet subscriber - you can still log on and get ALL your keys. The easy way is to save to XML (there's export to XML at the top right hand corner after you've logged in) and then open in EXCEL and save as an EXCEL file -- then you get nice easy to read spreadsheet.

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    Note a lot of those keys even for "Retail" often can be used several times so it's worth trying if you have some W7 / W8 / W8.1 keys and want to get more W10 upgrade images.

    You often don't have to actually install those old OS'es to upgrade - simply present the technet key. 100% LEGAL.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       28 Jul 2016 #2

    Nice idea
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
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       28 Jul 2016 #3

    Just keep in mind its a per device upgrade, not a per key upgrade. If you do several upgrades on One PC, its only ever going to get the one Digital Entitlement for that version of Windows 10. The best you'll do is one for 10 Home and one for 10 Pro for that device. Doing 10 upgrades with 10 different keys on one device isn't going to get you 10 Digital Entitlements. Not as far as I know anyway. If you have several PC's kicking around that you haven't upgraded yet, that aren't running Windows 7 or 8, go for it though.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
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       28 Jul 2016 #4

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Just keep in mind its a per device upgrade, not a per key upgrade. If you do several upgrades on One PC, its only ever going to get the one Digital Entitlement for that version of Windows 10. The best you'll do is one for 10 Home and one for 10 Pro for that device. Doing 10 upgrades with 10 different keys on one device isn't going to get you 10 Digital Entitlements. Not as far as I know anyway. If you have several PC's kicking around that you haven't upgraded yet, that aren't running Windows 7 or 8, go for it though.
    Absolutely correct. Product keys don't get upgraded. Devices get upgraded.
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  5. Joined : May 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro
       28 Jul 2016 #5

    I think the point jimbo45 was trying to make was; "if you were a subscriber to TechNet and still have keys" you can still use them "on what ever device" you wanted to upgrade to windows 10 on.
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  6.    28 Jul 2016 #6

    Plankton said: View Post
    I think the point jimbo45 was trying to make was; "if you were a subscriber to TechNet and still have keys" you can still use them "on what ever device" you wanted to upgrade to windows 10 on.
    Hi there

    that's correct -- if you have SEVERAL devices you can use these keys
    .
    Works fine - I've updated 6 different computers (3 X physical machines and 3 X VM's) - note a VM is regarded as a separate machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       28 Jul 2016 #7

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    that's correct -- if you have SEVERAL devices you can use these keys
    .
    Works fine - I've updated 6 different computers (3 X physical machines and 3 X VM's) - note a VM is regarded as a separate machine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    As a side issue, the new activation troubleshooter in Redstone, has a significant limitation inasmuch as you can only transfer digital licences in a VM to another VM ie you cannot create multiple VMs to "upgrade spare keys" as a parking orbit for later use on physical machines. Presumably MS did this to prevent exactly this happening.
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  8.    28 Jul 2016 #8

    cereberus said: View Post
    As a side issue, the new activation troubleshooter in Redstone, has a significant limitation inasmuch as you can only transfer digital licences in a VM to another VM ie you cannot create multiple VMs to "upgrade spare keys" as a parking orbit for later use on physical machines. Presumably MS did this to prevent exactly this happening.
    Hi there
    I actually want these as VM's --however if you use some tools such as VMware converter you can do a V2P (Virtual to Physical) on the same machine the VM was created on - and it will in general activate -- usually it's only the video / sound card that are different when converting back. (VMware).

    Before doing the V2P uninstall vmwre tools.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Joined : Dec 2015
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       28 Jul 2016 #9

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    I actually want these as VM's --however if you use some tools such as VMware converter you can do a V2P (Virtual to Physical) on the same machine the VM was created on - and it will in general activate -- usually it's only the video / sound card that are different when converting back. (VMware).

    Before doing the V2P uninstall vmwre tools.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Sure for product key activated installs - not going to work for digital licences though as they are mobo bound, whether virtual or real of course.
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  10.    28 Jul 2016 #10

    I just logged into Technet and the only Keys i see are the ones I used in the past. All other keys you've claimed 0 of 0 keys. Also it doesn't even list Windows 7 or 8 in the listing of keys.

    Oh now i found them.

    NEVERMIND
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