1.    04 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Will tp users be able to upgrade straight to win10?

    I have been using win 10 tp for quite a while and I'm pleased with it. Just curious am I going to have to reinstall another windows to get win 10 or be able to go straight from Windows 10 when it releases? Thanks for the help.
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  2.    04 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    As far as I know, there has been no statement from Microsoft on that yet.

    The upgrade versions of Windows 7 and 8 used upgrade license keys. Whether Microsoft will be issuing free Win10 keys, or using an entirely new licensing scheme, I don't know.

    An upgrade version of Windows 8 was supposed to be installed only onto a system with an activated qualifying OS in place. There are work-arounds for that.

    I expect that such back doors are built-in by Microsoft. Imagine owning a commercial PC with no installation media for the OS. The hard disk dies. Microsoft could require that the disk be replaced by the PC's manufacturer, or that the PC's owner purchase a new Windows license to repair the PC. Either of those would seriously offend the PC's owner, especially if the PC is a $300 laptop.
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