1. Joined : Dec 2014
    Maryland
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home (64Bit) English
       17 Jun 2015 #1

    Panicking. Had to reinstall 8 after reserving windows 10 upgrade


    Hey all

    I reserved my free windows 10 upgrade then my computer crashed and I had to reinstall windows 8. Will I still get the free upgrade?
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,596
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Jun 2015 #2

    Don't panic but you will have to reinstall updates you had done previously and the GWX [Get Windows 10/X] will be one of them. Just do the reservation again. When you did the reinstall you probably wiped out coding that identified that you can get Win10.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2014
    Maryland
    Posts : 15
    Windows 10 Home (64Bit) English
       17 Jun 2015 #3

    Berton, Thank You very much i am very relived i thought i just cost my self 199$.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,596
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Jun 2015 #4

    You're welcome.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 23
    Win10
       17 Jun 2015 #5

    So why did your computer crash?
    Inquiring minds now want to know.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Jun 2015 #6

    There seems to be some misconception that you have to reserve the free upgrade before July 29th. That's not true. You can get the upgrade any time in the next year. The *ONLY* reason to do the reservation is if you want to get the update installed on July 29th automatically. You can do the upgrade whenever you like without a reservation.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 22
    Win7 x64
       18 Jun 2015 #7

    Don't panic!
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       18 Jun 2015 #8

    Mystere said: View Post
    There seems to be some misconception that you have to reserve the free upgrade before July 29th. That's not true. You can get the upgrade any time in the next year. The *ONLY* reason to do the reservation is if you want to get the update installed on July 29th automatically. You can do the upgrade whenever you like without a reservation.
    The other reason to reserve is to authorize MS / Windows Update to stage download the bits of Win10 before 29 July. That phase of the update probably won't begin until mid-July after the OEMs run through the RTM candidate.

    I uninstalled the two KBs for GWX since I plan on waiting to upgrade my machines.
    See: Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
       18 Jun 2015 #9

    Slartybart said: View Post
    The other reason to reserve is to authorize MS / Windows Update to stage download the bits of Win10 before 29 July. That phase of the update probably won't begin until mid-July after the OEMs run through the RTM candidate.
    That's what happens with the automatic upgrade. So, that's really the same reason.. not another one
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