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  1.    18 Jul 2015 #11
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Gary,, you would have to dual boot and I don't think that's what he wants to do.
    No he would not if he used a separate disk. But I could be wrong as I am on Win 7.
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  2.    18 Jul 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Didn't lose a thing.
    What I did was to get the ISO for 10240, put it on a separate HDD where I store my data, extract/unlock the ISO and run the setup while in Win8.1 and it performed the upgrade.

    Check Microsoft News web site for the ISO. I've used them a number of times and they're a good source.
    Oh gotcha, yea I have the iso already and will use power iso to mount and install then.
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  3.    18 Jul 2015 #13
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    Oh gotcha, yea I have the iso already and will use power iso to mount and install then.
    Good.. like I said I upgraded over Win8.1 and I got the update yesterday so it seems to be a viable way to go right now.
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  4.    18 Jul 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Good.. like I said I upgraded over Win8.1 and I got the update yesterday so it seems to be a viable way to go right now.
    So he can clean install over 8.1 and it will activate? If you do this make an image of 8.1 first.
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  5.    18 Jul 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    So he can clean install over 8.1 and it will activate?
    No.. you upgrade over 8.1 you don't clean install and it remains active when you "upgrade".
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  6.    18 Jul 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    No.. you upgrade over 8.1 you don't clean install and it remains active when you "upgrade".
    In the OP he said he wanted to Tinker with it. Most people do not tinker with an activated Windows 8.1.
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  7.    18 Jul 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    In the OP he said he wanted to Tinker with it. Most people do not tinker with an activated Windows 8.1.
    It's up to the OP to decide what he wants to do with his system Gary. Pleas stop the arguing about this ok??
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  8.    18 Jul 2015 #18
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)

    Quote Originally Posted by Titan View Post
    I'm on 8.1 right now and downloaded the RTM build 10240. Can i install this to tinker and still get my free update when released?
    First of all, it's far from certain that 10240 is the RTM. If you can find an ISO of 10240 that you feel like trusting, you can indeed use it to upgrade your 8.1 and tinker around. But first you'll want to make an image of your 8.1 system to put back on to catch the official upgrade - I'm pretty sure they are not accepting new members to the Insiders Program at this time (could be wrong - there is so much misinformation going around regarding all things Win10 that it's hard to know what's really the deal).
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  9.    18 Jul 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    It's up to the OP to decide what he wants to do with his system Gary. Pleas stop the arguing about this ok??
    So no one can disagree with you or they are arguing. He has an ISO that is not From MS, and you want him to upgrade his Windows 8.1. I am not arguing just stating a safer way to go.
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  10.    18 Jul 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    So no one can disagree with you or they are arguing. He has an ISO that is not From MS, and you want him to upgrade his Windows 8.1. I am not arguing just stating a safer way to go.
    sigh.. I used an ISO that I got from Microsoft New for my upgrade and I've had zero issues.
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