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  1.    19 Jul 2015 #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    Showkey might show what you want it show but I am not sure it will show what you want it to show.

    On the other issue it should work but I am not sure if you can even upgrade from windows 7 or 8.1 to build 10240 maybe someone else can verify this.
    Yes,., you can upgrade over either WIn7 or WIn8.1 and 10240 will be activated. I did it and it went just fine.. and I got the upgrade that was dropped on Friday as well.
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  2.    19 Jul 2015 #162
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    maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I had similar with buying this Acer, which came with Vista. I too bought the 7 upgrade then went on to buying an 8.

    How did you get the 7s? The fresh-install workaround with one?
    I bought a W7 upgrade disk for 120.00 several years ago. So when I install W7, I first have to install Vista, then the W7 over that. Although recently I did do a non-destructive reinstall of W7 as I was having problems. It validated OK when I put in my product key.
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  3.    19 Jul 2015 #163
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    I would not think you would have to install Vista on top of a perfectly good 7 install. You have already ran a repair install and activated ok right? Don't you have the Windows icon in your tray? If so your good to go upgrade to the free Ten?
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  4.    19 Jul 2015 #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    I would not think you would have to install Vista on top of a perfectly good 7 install. You have already ran a repair install and activated ok right? Don't you have the Windows icon in your tray? If so your good to go upgrade to the free Ten?
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    Oh no, I only have to install Vista if doing a new hard drive, or clean install. Because that's what came with the machine. The W7 version I bought is an upgrade, it won't install except over vista. At least that's my understanding.

    As for W10, no problem, I have reserved copies for both drives that have W7 currently.
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  5.    19 Jul 2015 #165
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Cool. Sounds good.
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  6.    20 Jul 2015 #166
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    Windows 7 x64 HP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    So, you guys said 16GB to install right?

    Also, I didn't get an answer for this: Upon updating, I won't forced into an online account right?
    Didn't get an answer for these.

    To make the second question less fuzzy, let me add "...because of the email I provided in the Reservation app?"

    Cheers, y'all.
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  7.    27 Jul 2015 #167
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    Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction


    Mystere- I found this just now, and thought I post here instead of news because it fits your thread:

    It’s a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft’s plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.
    Here at InfoWorld, we've been tracking Windows 10’s progress very closely, reporting the evolving technical details with each successive build in our popular “Where Windows 10 stands right now” report. We’ve also kept a close eye on the details beyond the bits, reporting on the common misconceptions around Windows 10 licensing, upgrade paths, and updates. If you haven’t already read that article, you may want to give it a gander. Many of the fallacies we pointed out six weeks ago are still as fallacious today -- and you’ll hear them repeated as fact by people who should know better.
    Source: http://www.infoworld.com/article/295...s-fiction.html
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  8.    27 Jul 2015 #168
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit

    Interesting Article Cliff s

    Especially this part.

    Don’t be surprised if Terry Myerson announces on July 29 that Insiders are already running the “real” Windows 10 -- and have been running it for a couple of weeks.

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  9.    27 Jul 2015 #169
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    Ugh, that "common misconceptions" article is full of misconceptions... like claiming you need to have Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to be eligible for a free upgrade. That's imply not true, any consumer (ie non-corporate) non-RT version of Windows or 8.x (8 or 8.1) is elgible. Only the 7 SP1 and 8.1 S14 can do so automatically (the others require using the ISO to upgrade, but its still free).

    Another "misconception" in the article is the claim that Windows Insiders won't get a free copy of Windows 10. While it's true they won't get a stand-alone (non-insider) license, so long as you are in the insider program you can continue to have a licensed version of 10. So, while you can't leave the program and have a licensed version, you do have a free copy while you are an insider.
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  10.    27 Jul 2015 #170
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    Where was it said that "! (the others require using the ISO to upgrade, but its still free)" can upgrade... I have only seen, from Microsoft, you MUST have Win7SP1 & Win8.1U to upgrade, nothing about "except if you use an ISO"?
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