1.    02 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Will microsoft also provide a product key for windows 10?


    I'm worried that I may have to reinstall after the 1 year period and have to pay.
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  2.    02 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 30
    windows 7

    I updated one of my Windows 7 pc's to Windows 8 when it first came out and I did receive a product key. Being a desktop user I soon regretted the upgrade but the 8.1 version was a significant improvement.

    It should be the same this go around. Without the ability to reinstall the software if it becomes necessary very few of us would want to take the upgrade.
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  3.    02 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    I just reserved my own FREE copy of Windows 10, to be delivered by auto-download around the end of July.
    MS says that the downloaded version of W-10 will be good forever. There's never been any mention of any cost, fees, or anything like that.

    But before I ever let that upgrade install, I'm going to have a cloned copy of my Windows 8.1 install. Then if something goes south with the Windows 10, I can restore my 8.1 and go on as if nothing ever happened.

    Cheers mates!
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  4.    02 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2015
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    Win 10 Pro x64
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    Same here. Gonna make an exact clone of my C: before I do the upgrade. Not sure how much I trust MS with giving away stuff for free.
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  5.    02 Jun 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    win 10 Insider

    So, you are going to get Win 10 free then once you are going with that, they are going to shaft you, and a billion others? That sounds like a good policy.

    Maybe if you have such distrust of MS you should not use windows at all?
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  6.    02 Jun 2015 #6
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    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    I was half joking.
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  7.    02 Jun 2015 #7
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Hey guys when I go back to 7 pro after trading in my key for a 10 upgrade why am I wondering is my old key going to activate my 7 install?
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  8.    02 Jun 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NYS
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    Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18.2, LinuxLite, Ubuntu 17.10

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    But before I ever let that upgrade install, I'm going to have a cloned copy of my Windows 8.1 install. Then if something goes south with the Windows 10, I can restore my 8.1 and go on as if nothing ever happened.

    Cheers mates!
    Yes, this makes a lot of sense especially with the recent prices of SSD's. If data is managed efficiently, there is no reason why most of us cannot clone with 120 gig SSD's. I cloned my Win8.1.1 when the first build of Win10 arrived. I also have images of that drive.

    Rich
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