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  1.    16 May 2015 #11
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ok, was just wondering. That license they could easily take from you if they were so inclined. A factory OEM install not so much, if at all. Factory OEM Windows 7 installs activate against a SLIC table in the BIOS. They don't activate online and all use a common OEM key issued to that manufacturer. They can't block that key.
    I thought that OEM's did not qualify for the upgrade??
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  2.    16 May 2015 #12
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Microsoft's main ambition it to have win10 on billions of devices, its my opinion that not upgrading OEM's would be counter productive to achieve there goal ,,,many,many millions of devices are OEM's

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micro...s-466710.shtml
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  3.    17 May 2015 #13
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I thought that OEM's did not qualify for the upgrade??
    Not sure what you mean? I haven't seen it mentioned where its only open to people with a Retail version installed? There won't be too many of those. Most people that are running 7 and 8/8.1 have factory OEM installs.
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  4.    17 May 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I haven't seen anything about OEM's not qualifying. If MS excludes OEM's from upgrading to Windows 10 it will take them longer to reach their coal of 10 billion computers running Windows 10.
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  5.    17 May 2015 #15
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by BillS22 View Post
    What version of Windows 10 might be right for me.
    Right now I'm running Win 7 Pro 64bit

    I built my rig to process photos, videos and slide shows

    CPU- i5 3.9Ghz
    RAM - 16GB
    Boot Drive C:\ - SSD 500GB - for OS and APPS
    Second Drive D:\ - 3TB HHD - for work, files and photos
    Video Card - Nvidia GT 640
    I'm with Jeff (BunnyJ). Working with photos will require more resources, so Pro would be the way I'd go. Also, if I read it correctly, a Pro version will receive a Pro version so you should be good to go.

    According to how much RAM you have, if it were me, I'd at least double it. Although my Windows 8.1 machine has 8 Gigs of RAM, I want to upgrade to Pro, so if it's possible, I'll also upgrade my RAM to double.

    Edit: Whoops! I should learn to read closer . . . 16 GB RAM is probably enough.
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  6.    17 May 2015 #16
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I thought that OEM's did not qualify for the upgrade??
    Gary, I'd guess that there are a few gazillion more OEMS out here than custom built and upgrades via Retail versions combined. If OEMs were left out, Microsoft wouldn't have a chance in H E double toothpick to get Windows 10 on every PC out here. There will still be holdouts, but not that many.
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  7.    17 May 2015 #17
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Gary, I'd guess that there are a few gazillion more OEMS out here than custom built and upgrades via Retail versions combined. If OEMs were left out, Microsoft wouldn't have a chance in H E double toothpick to get Windows 10 on every PC out here. There will still be holdouts, but not that many.
    I'm wondering if by "OEMs" he means Dell, HP, etc? Not a consumer with an OEM install. In that case, the OEMs (Dell HP ETC) will just swap 8.1 for 10 if they so desire. They won't upgrade the currently installed OS. They get a different deal from Microsoft.
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  8.    17 May 2015 #18
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    Carencro, LA 70520
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    Mint 18.2

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'm wondering if by "OEMs" he means Dell, HP, etc? Not a consumer with an OEM install. In that case, the OEMs (Dell HP ETC) will just swap 8.1 for 10 if they so desire. They won't upgrade the currently installed OS. They get a different deal from Microsoft.
    Another type of OEM is Joe Blows Computer shop.
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  9.    17 May 2015 #19
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Another type of OEM is Joe Blows Computer shop.
    AKA System Builder.
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  10.    17 May 2015 #20
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    Mint 18.2

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    AKA System Builder.
    Yep that is the word I was looking for.
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