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  1. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       16 May 2015 #1

    What Version might be right for me


    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
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,930
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 May 2015 #2

    I think if you have pro now you should go for the pro edition of Win10. It's likely the one you will get when you get your free copy with your license.
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 64 Bit
       16 May 2015 #3

    Thanks.
    I heard Win 10 automatically configures systems with a SSD and HHD for best performance.
    If that's true I look forward to see what Microsoft does.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,930
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       16 May 2015 #4

    BillS22 said: View Post
    Thanks.
    I heard Win 10 automatically configures systems with a SSD and HHD for best performance.
    If that's true I look forward to see what Microsoft does.
    MS did post a blog and it said that when you turn in your license to get a copy/license of Win10 the pro users would get a pro version of Win10.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Florida
    Posts : 430
    W10 AU & W10 Insider
       16 May 2015 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    MS did post a blog and it said that when you turn in your license to get a copy/license of Win10 the pro users would get a pro version of Win10.
    Quoting you, "when you turn in your license" not sure what that means. If MS wants a valid license key that you can supply (non oem) that would be great, but if MS is going to "take" the license key on the machine that you are currently running is a different situation for me. I am not "turning in" my current machine. The only alternative if this is true is to just flat out buy another license. Don't think MS mentioned any $$ yet? I have a couple of un-used keys from a tech net down load, probably they would not qualify?
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  6. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       16 May 2015 #6

    At the moment, IMHO, its all just surmising and guessing what's actually going to happen with the free upgrade. Microsoft is just saying enough to make you wonder how it will all unfold. I have yet to see Microsoft state that you will have to surrender a license/product code to get the free upgrade. It wouldn't surprise me if they did, but its not etched in stone yet.
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  7. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       16 May 2015 #7

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    At the moment, IMHO, its all just surmising and guessing what's actually going to happen with the free upgrade. Microsoft is just saying enough to make you wonder how it will all unfold. I have yet to see Microsoft state that you will have to surrender a license/product code to get the free upgrade. It wouldn't surprise me if they did, but its not etched in stone yet.
    I upgraded from windows 7 to Build 10074. Before I upgraded I cloned my Hard Drive containing Windows 7. Well I got tired of waiting for a new build so I Got out that cloned Windows 7 Hard Drive and then Formatted the Windows 10 Drive and using Macrium Reflect cloned the Windows 7 Drive to the Drive that I had 10 on. All is well, my license is still intact and it is activated. Now MS said that this can be done but this will probably only work with the Insiders Preview Edition and not the released version of Windows 10. My next upgrade will be to the final version although I may install another build on a different drive if there ever is one.
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  8. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       16 May 2015 #8

    Gary said: View Post
    I upgraded from windows 7 to Build 10074. Before I upgraded I cloned my Hard Drive containing Windows 7. Well I got tired of waiting for a new build so I Got out that cloned Windows 7 Hard Drive and then Formatted the Windows 10 Drive and using Macrium Reflect cloned the Windows 7 Drive to the Drive that I had 10 on. All is well, my license is still intact and it is activated. Now MS said that this can be done but this will probably only work with the Insiders Preview Edition and not the released version of Windows 10. My next upgrade will be to the final version although I may install another build on a different drive if there ever is one.
    As you've surmised, the tech preview isn't anything to go by. Microsoft isn't going to kill your current install just because you had a look see. It's time bombed to quit after a certain date anyway.

    What is your current Windows 7 install? Factory OEM, OEM system builder, or Retail?
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       16 May 2015 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    As you've surmised, the tech preview isn't anything to go by. Microsoft isn't going to kill your current install just because you had a look see. It's time bombed to quit after a certain date anyway.

    What is your current Windows 7 install? Factory OEM, OEM system builder, or Retail?
    I built it with a retail Win 7 Pro license
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,194
    Windows 10 IoT
       16 May 2015 #10

    Gary said: View Post
    I built it with a retail Win 7 Pro license
    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.
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