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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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       28 May 2015 #31

    Gary said: View Post
    Microsoft said that Windows 10 will be a free update for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 users for the first year.
    Microsoft have also said that Windows 8 users are eligible to upgrade, but will use an ISO (and therefore can clean install) - see the Upgrade Matrix on this link:
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...eed-to-run-it/
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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       28 May 2015 #32

    Gary said: View Post
    Microsoft said that Windows 10 will be a free update for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 users for the first year. An update means an update. Users will not be able to clean install Windows 10 unless they buy it.
    Ther is a difference in an update and an Upgrade. Windows 10 will be an upgrade to windows 7/8/8.1 users.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       28 May 2015 #33

    Gary said: View Post
    Microsoft said that Windows 10 will be a free update for Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7 users for the first year. An update means an update. Users will not be able to clean install Windows 10 unless they buy it.
    Gary, I was making the case for clean installs, according to the OP's original post.

    However, I don't think we'll be forced to buy Windows 10 if we want to do a clean install. I've seen it said that we "trade in our license key" for a qualifying OS in order to clean install.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 May 2015 #34

    Isn't it more important to know for sure that Ms will go thru with promise of free update/upgrade than how it is to be accomplished ? To and for me it's more important if we insiders are going to get free, retail version of windows of our choice. I would love to be able to keep my 8.1 license for another computer to use on.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
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       28 May 2015 #35

    CountMike said: View Post
    Isn't it more important to know for sure that Ms will go thru with promise of free update/upgrade than how it is to be accomplished ? To and for me it's more important if we insiders are going to get free, retail version of windows of our choice. I would love to be able to keep my 8.1 license for another computer to use on.
    Mike, if Microsoft goes back on its promise of free upgrades to Windows 10 there would most likely be such a move from Windows to Apple and Linux that our computers would probably be swept up into the vortex! IOW, it ain't happenin'.

    It's a given that the free upgrade will happen. It's also a given that, again, most likely (gotta learn to qualify every statement I make) not even Microsoft knows exactly how the upgrade will work. My belief is that if they had figured out all the logistics, we'd know too and that this "guessing game" would be much less active than it is.
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       28 May 2015 #36

    It's my belief too but wouldn't be first time to get disappointed. Anyway, I think it's pointless to debate the way it will be doneand get into all those semantics until MS comes clean officially.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
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    Windows 8.1, 10
       28 May 2015 #37

    CountMike said: View Post
    To and for me it's more important if we insiders are going to get free, retail version of windows of our choice. I would love to be able to keep my 8.1 license for another computer to use on.
    Wynona said: View Post
    Mike, if Microsoft goes back on its promise of free upgrades to Windows 10 there would most likely be such a move from Windows to Apple and Linux that our computers would probably be swept up into the vortex! IOW, it ain't happenin'.
    I don't think Microsoft have promised free upgrades to Insiders though, which I think is what Mike is hoping for.

    All that's been promised so far as I understand it is that users of Windows 7 and 8/8.1 can upgrade for free - most probably replacing that licence so you couldn't keep Windows 8.1 to use elsewhere.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 May 2015 #38

    One can hope though.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
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       28 May 2015 #39

    CountMike said: View Post
    It's my belief too but wouldn't be first time to get disappointed. Anyway, I think it's pointless to debate the way it will be done and get into all those semantics until MS comes clean officially.
    Yup, but the fact remains that as long as we don't have a definitive answer, the debate will rage on. Just a fact of life.

    One thing more: I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut that even if Microsoft put out an official statement defining exactly how the upgrades would be done, there would still be some who would get some of it wrong. Human nature, dontcha know . . .
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
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       28 May 2015 #40

    Wynona said: View Post
    Yup, but the fact remains that as long as we don't have a definitive answer, the debate will rage on. Just a fact of life.

    One thing more: I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut that even if Microsoft put out an official statement defining exactly how the upgrades would be done, there would still be some who would get some of it wrong. Human nature, dontcha know . . .
    Yeah, I know but I like donuts !!!
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