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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10
       27 Jul 2015 #1

    Is everyone getting Windows 10 tomorrow?


    He guys. I post a lot over at Neowin but they are doing a forum upgrade and I found these forums.

    I've been running Windows 10 as my main OS for some time now. Now that release is just about here, I am trying to decide if I want to just leave my clean install as is and remain an insider or re-install Windows 8.1 and get my free upgrade. From my understanding, in order to get the upgrade, you have to have a qualifying OS installed and running. Are a lot of you who are running the RTM now going to erase and reinstall 8.1 in order to get the upgrade or are you going to stay insiders? I don't really want the hassle of having to do a clean install of Windows 8.1 if I don't have to but otherwise I will miss out on my free upgrade. Also, I have a Technet 8.1 key running on my PC and my HTPC so I am not sure how the upgrade will work on a Technet key anyways. Anyone planning on just leaving their install and remaining an insider?
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  2.    27 Jul 2015 #2

    If you keep Windows 10, then you'l continue to be on the Insider Program and keep getting the bleedin edge updates.

    So you need to decide whether that's something you want to do or move to a general release. If you don't mind doing the extra work, I'd suggest installing Windows 8.1, filling out the reservation on the Get Windows 10 icon and then upgrade on the day (which by the way is not tomorrow but Wednesday). This however is a lot of work since you'l need every last update for 8.1 installed.

    Once you have done that, I would not install any software or drivers so you keep the installation fairly clean and less prone to possible errors.
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  3. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       27 Jul 2015 #3
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       27 Jul 2015 #4

    Oops yeah I knew it was the 29th, had my date mixed up!

    Yeah I am kind of leaning towards remaining an insider and just staying with my current install. Maybe on my HTPC I can use my free upgrade. Does anyone know how the upgrade will work with a Technet key?

    Also, I read an article a few weeks back stating something about not everyone will be able to download the upgrade on the 29th because MS is rolling it out slowly. Is that true?
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  5.    27 Jul 2015 #5

    Yes in some cases Windows 10 may not be available to all on the 29th.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows
       27 Jul 2015 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    If you keep Windows 10, then you'l continue to be on the Insider Program and keep getting the bleedin edge updates.

    So you need to decide whether that's something you want to do or move to a general release. If you don't mind doing the extra work, I'd suggest installing Windows 8.1, filling out the reservation on the Get Windows 10 icon and then upgrade on the day (which by the way is not tomorrow but Wednesday). This however is a lot of work since you'l need every last update for 8.1 installed.

    Once you have done that, I would not install any software or drivers so you keep the installation fairly clean and less prone to possible errors.
    I've read you can get the free W10 upgrade and then do a clean install. Does this mean someone can upgrade from W10 TP to W10 Final and then do a clean install and be on the general release cycle?
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,998
    All kinds
       28 Jul 2015 #7

    nosecureboot said: View Post
    I've read you can get the free W10 upgrade and then do a clean install. Does this mean someone can upgrade from W10 TP to W10 Final and then do a clean install and be on the general release cycle?
    Nope, W7 and W8.1 only. Insider version only if you stay as insider.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows
       28 Jul 2015 #8

    I'm on W10 TP Build 10162 and not a Windows Insider and have no M$ accounts attached to my W10 TP install.

    How do I get my free upgrade to Windows 10? I won't have to downgrade will I?

    If I do a free upgrade from W10 TP to W10 I will be on the insider release cycle?

    I'm sorry, I don't understand...
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 6,998
    All kinds
       28 Jul 2015 #9

    nosecureboot said: View Post
    I'm on W10 TP Build 10162 and not a Windows Insider and have no M$ accounts attached to my W10 TP install.

    How do I get my free upgrade to Windows 10? I won't have to downgrade will I?

    If I do a free upgrade from W10 TP to W10 I will be on the insider release cycle?

    I'm sorry, I don't understand...
    Insider release cycle is for insiders only, you don't have to be an insider to get W10 upgrade from qualified Windows versions, you'll just have to wait for insiders to receive and test future upgrades and new features. You don't get to be an insider just by upgrading to 10 or by installing without MS account. You'll have to sign in as insider with MS account for that (if they will admit more to that circle).
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  10. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Jul 2015 #10

    nosecureboot said: View Post
    I'm on W10 TP Build 10162 and not a Windows Insider and have no M$ accounts attached to my W10 TP install.

    How do I get my free upgrade to Windows 10? I won't have to downgrade will I?

    If I do a free upgrade from W10 TP to W10 I will be on the insider release cycle?

    I'm sorry, I don't understand...
    Yes, you will have to install a qualifying OS, WIn 7 + SP1 or Win 8.1 Update 1 since you are not a registered insider.
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