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  1.    04 Jun 2015 #1

    Buying instead of the Free Upgrade of Win10


    How many folks are planning to buy the Win10 Pro version when it is released? I am going to buy a full copy when it is comes out. A year does not last very long and then we will need to buy it anyways.

    Hopefully MS will include a discount for us early buyers or for those with Win7 or Win8.1 licenses.

    EDIT: Oops, I did NOT realize that the free upgrade was permanent! The confusion was caused by the One Year to cash in on the free upgrade! I thought that it was free only for one year and then you had to buy a permanent license.
    Last edited by John Pombrio; 04 Jun 2015 at 22:04.
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       04 Jun 2015 #2

    I'm waiting to see how things iron out. Supposedly if you have a retail version it may remain a retail version(Transferable). I own several copies of W7 and W8. Will go with free upgrade first with a few licenses and see what happens before deciding.
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       04 Jun 2015 #3

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    How many folks are planning to buy the Win10 Pro version when it is released? I am going to buy a full copy when it is comes out. A year does not last very long and then we will need to buy it anyways.
    Does the bolded part mean you think that the W10 license will run out after one year? It won't, if you upgrade a retail version of 7/8/8.1 those retail privelages carry over to the 10 license. Sorry if I read your post wrong.

    Either way I'll buy a copy anyway.
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  4.    04 Jun 2015 #4

    I'm under the impression that once you upgrade to win 10 they will give you a normal product key. You should be able to reinstall windows after the 1 year period with this key without a problem.
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  5.    04 Jun 2015 #5

    I would buy a full copy of the Pro x64 version if they had a good discount on it, even though it is free for 1 year I would still like to have a official disc as a backup.
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  6.    04 Jun 2015 #6

    I will also buy a retail copy of W10. I only have a single license for both W8.1 Pro and W7 Home Premium and I don't want to give either OS up.
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  7.    04 Jun 2015 #7

    Boozad said: View Post
    Does the bolded part mean you think that the W10 license will run out after one year? It won't, if you upgrade a retail version of 7/8/8.1 those retail privileges carry over to the 10 license. Sorry if I read your post wrong.

    Either way I'll buy a copy anyway.
    Nope, I completely misinterpreted the "one year" part. I updated my original post. I will leave the post tho in case anyone else got the same impression as me that the upgrade itself was good for a limited time instead of the true answer that the OFFER for a free upgrade was only good for a year.

    I have tons of Win 7 and Win 8.1 licenses from Technet that I can convert over (hopefully technet licenses work for this).
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  8.    05 Jun 2015 #8

    I'm using Windows 8.1, so upgrading should be a better choice anyway.
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  9.    05 Jun 2015 #9

    John Pombrio said: View Post
    Nope, I completely misinterpreted the "one year" part. I updated my original post. I will leave the post tho in case anyone else got the same impression as me that the upgrade itself was good for a limited time instead of the true answer that the OFFER for a free upgrade was only good for a year.


    I have tons of Win 7 and Win 8.1 licenses from Technet that I can convert over (hopefully technet licenses work for this).
    Have any of your technet licensed machines shown the "reserve windows 10" icon in the taskbar?
    Mine have not, so I'm thinking they may not be eligible for the upgrade.
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  10.    05 Jun 2015 #10

    owensjc said: View Post
    Have any of your technet licensed machines shown the "reserve windows 10" icon in the taskbar?
    Mine have not, so I'm thinking they may not be eligible for the upgrade.
    Of course the Technet keys are not eligible for the upgrade. Those are for testing! Besides if you have an active Technet account you can get Windows 10 the same way you get every version of Windows on Technet.

    But of course Technet Subscription has gone away so one will not be exploiting that any more.
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