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  1.    23 Jun 2017 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrate View Post
    It's not about quitting while you're ahead. It's about learning what you've come across so far!

    Essentially, once you've upgraded Windows 7 to X using the Get Windows X promotion for free, your license key for Windows 7 is converted into a digital entitlement license meaning it's not a real product key and is activated digitally using a new activation system.

    Keep track of your Windows 7 key and try not to downgrade from Windows X again, or you can possibly run into complications with a potential downgrade/upgrade activation nightmare. It sounds like you are on Windows X currently, so, if you run into any issues, let us know.

    This is why you are seeing different product keys.
    I apologize in advance but I just have to disagree with the use of Windows X [which I've not seen used elsewhere]. Properly it is Windows 10. Even Apple has gone away from using X in their Macintosh OS/Operating System formerly OS X most likely to eliminate the confusion with 10, now their latest is macOS Sierra which coincidentally I am using to reply to this.
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  2.    23 Jun 2017 #12
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    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    I apologize in advance but I just have to disagree with the use of Windows X [which I've not seen used elsewhere]. Properly it is Windows 10. Even Apple has gone away from using X in their Macintosh OS/Operating System formerly OS X most likely to eliminate the confusion with 10, now their latest is macOS Sierra which coincidentally I am using to reply to this.
    Haha, I thought it's a little something special I could deviate away from the norm.

    Honestly, my apologies if I caused you any disharmony. I like that you pointed it out! I'll just let it be a me thing.

    I hope this is not off topic. I prefer to use X since I do not have to find the 1 and 0 respectively, I like roman numerals, and Microsoft had no problems cramming it down my Windows 7 install...

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  3.    23 Jun 2017 #13
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    No disharmony, it's just that computing is all about precise/accurate terminology. Case in point, look at how bad/ridiculous texting has become.
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  4.    23 Jun 2017 #14
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    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    No disharmony, it's just that computing is all about precise/accurate terminology. Case in point, look at how bad/ridiculous texting has become.
    I understand where you are coming from.

    I'll use Windows 10 from now on, and I feel it might cause further confusion in the future and waste time.
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