Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade Solved

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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       23 Jun 2015 #21

    Shh! I think I can hear him keyboarding a response.....
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       24 Jun 2015 #22

    Let's cut the willy waving and keep the discussion based on the facts yes? Nobody needs to know if my dad's bigger than your dad. Let's keep an informative topic just that.
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  3.    24 Jun 2015 #23

    At least we won't have to see that banned idiot's willy waving any more! Thank you moderators.
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       24 Jun 2015 #24

    groze said: View Post
    I am not talking about testing windows 10. I am talking about rtm release.

    So is this allowed?

    Upgrade to windows 10.

    Restore image or reinstall 7 same version

    Sample setup

    Windows 7 partition 1
    Windows 10 RTM partition 2

    You would only be using one at a time.

    I read it is not easy to do by the way.

    I'll PM you a little something that will help you out.
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       24 Jun 2015 #25

    I got it @Indianatone via Seven Forums and thank you again. I blocked private message here, it is hard to keep track of five forums.

    PC Help Forum
    Windows 7 Help Forums
    Windows 10 Forums
    Windows 8 Forums (I am not there much)
    Other forum
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       25 Jun 2015 #26

    Win Droid said: View Post
    Thats just my point..I think Microsoft is shooting themselves in the foot by thus enabling people to do something that's untoward their license. Microsoft should instead find a way to lock the install scheme down so no one can do what we know is possible... you see they are creating policies they simply cannot enforce.
    Let's keep things on topic, Win Droid. This is not conducive to helping us to understand our rights and responsibilities.
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       25 Jun 2015 #27

    Ztruker said: View Post
    What you can do and what is legal to do are very different things.

    You can cheat and steal from MS by violating the TOU but it's neither legal nor moral.

    Edit: Hopefully at some point the dual use of the key will be detected and one will be shut off. It would be fun to watch people bi*ch about that in the forums :)
    Say it again, Rich! Say it again!
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       25 Jun 2015 #28

    Thanks for the post and explanations, Mystere. Hopefully it will help those who can't wrap their heads around the rules we've lived with for 30 years.
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       25 Jun 2015 #29

    Can I suggest a question without fully knowing the answer, but which maybe helpful to people who are new to Windows 10?

    It is this:

    What do I have to do on 29th July? Do I have to do anything beforehand to prepare?
    Roughly my answer would be this - I'm sure others can improve it.
    • Use the Get Windows 10 app to reserve a copy of Windows 10 if you want to be first in the queue, but be aware that you have a whole year to do this, and if you want to be cautious, there's no harm in waiting a while to let others try out the process and iron out any remaining bugs, although (and this is speculation) if you reserve just after 29 July it may not be an immediate process as the servers will be busy .
    • Take a full backup image beforehand - it shouldn't strictly be necessary, and the process will work without one but having a backup is always good and it might rescue you from some unforeseen situation which the automatic upgrade might not deal with
    • Consider not reserving straight away if you have metered or limited data connection, as the download is large and will otherwise take place in the background, possibly at a time when your data is expensive or restricted. I am speculating there may be an ISO download available which gives more control over when the upgrade is downloaded.
    • If you chose to reserve, then sometime before 29 July, the system should download automatically to your computer in the background. Be aware this is around 3GB of data to be downloaded.
    • When 29 July comes around, you should receive a notification asking if you want to upgrade now or later. {I'm not clear yet how the installation process will work or how long it will take - hopefully there will be more information nearer the time?}
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  10.    25 Jun 2015 #30

    DavidY said: View Post
    Can I suggest a question without fully knowing the answer, but which maybe helpful to people who are new to Windows 10?
    While that is good information, I really created this FAQ to deal with the confusion around the upgrade offer and licensing. I'd rather not complicate it with things that are only tangentially related. Maybe you can create a new thread
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