1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 7 SP1
       23 Jul 2015 #1

    What will be the retail release date?


    I've heard people discussing that the retail version of Windows 10 home/pro is going to be release later than people are getting the free upgrades.

    Has Microsoft said anything about the release date for this? Specifically Canadian stores.

    I'm not upgrading free due to the fact that my current OS is OEM and don't want to deal with that again, also it'd be nice to have a install disc in case anything goes bad.
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  2.    23 Jul 2015 #2

    They only difference between Retail and OEM is you can't install on other machines. You can do a clean install on the same machine.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 SP1
       23 Jul 2015 #3

    orlbuckeye said: View Post
    They only difference between Retail and OEM is you can't install on other machines. You can do a clean install on the same machine.
    Yes I know, I am buying a license because I change my hardware A LOT (motherboard would cancel OEM license) and would like to have a recovery boot (I think it's a USB now? ) included.
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  4.    23 Jul 2015 #4

    Well if you purchase the ISO you can make a copy to DVD and Flash drive.
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  5.    23 Jul 2015 #5

    If u have the retail version installed I hear the upgrade inherits the retail and can be installed on new mobo.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 Jul 2015 #6

    You can just purchase the ISO on a USB Flash Drive.
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  7. Joined : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 3,084
    EL Capitan
       23 Jul 2015 #7

    Newegg.com is showing a 7/31 date on when Pre-Orders will start being filled.
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