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  1.    17 Aug 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by neomatter View Post
    LCDR is correct. The free upgrade is exactly the same as the retail version. The only difference is the licensing. That's it.
    I think that's what I said in post #2.
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #12
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    I took the OP that he thought he was going to have to pay for it after the year was up however I could be wrong in my assumption.
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  3.    17 Aug 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazz View Post
    I took the OP that he thought he was going to have to pay for it after the year was up however I could be wrong in my assumption.
    I think he meant that would he get to upgrade for free from the build we got on the 29th to the upcoming retail version.. and they're going to be the same.
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  4.    17 Aug 2015 #14
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    But then you said this...
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Yes.. after one year you would have to purchase the retail copy. But right now the upgrade version and the retail will be the same.
    Which is not correct.

    Even after the 1 year is up you still have a retail version of Windows 10. The licensing is the only thing that is not the same. The full retail license version is already out and can be bought from MS.
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  5.    17 Aug 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by neomatter View Post
    But then you said this...

    Which is not correct.

    Even after the 1 year is up you still have a retail version of Windows 10. The licensing is the only thing that is not the same. The full retail license version is already out and can be bought from MS.
    Please.. read the entire post.. that was a reply to another question. Not the OP. Post #2 was my reply to the OP and not that post,.

    The question in the OP was in essence .. is the upgrade going to be the same as the retail and the answer is YES.. I said that in post #2.. any other post after did not address that question.,
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  6.    17 Aug 2015 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Siegel View Post
    bunny; what about the fact that i coulda sworn I recall reading somewhere that it will be free for 1 year; after which time we would have to "buy" a retail key in order to keep the upgrade version fully functioning?
    Yes, you answered this question, which is technically incorrect as it would be based on the circumstance stated by LCDR:
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    What is free is the ability to upgrade a computer already running Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10 for 1 year. Once the computer is upgraded, Windows 10 will be free to install on that same computer for the life of that same computer - via clean install of Windows 10, if you choose to. During future installs of Windows 10 just skip entering a product key when it asks for one and it will activate based up information stored previously on Microsoft activation servers.
    Now if the user missed this opportunity and decided to upgrade the computer from 7/8/8.1 after the free year is up, then, yes, that user needs to buy a full license retail key.
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  7.    17 Aug 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I think that's what I said in post #2.
    This is my fault. For some reason I only read the first half of your post #6, and that is what I responded to. Your entire post #6 is correct.
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  8.    17 Aug 2015 #18
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    Sure do get tired of the same people rehashing the same question over and over. You tend to take over a thread and make it useless to the OP and anyone else searching and looking for answers.

    Sinmply point anyone with this kind of question to Mystere's post: Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade

    That should answer pretty much any question.

    Edit: Yes, I know I could just not continue to read threads like this but that is not my point.
    Edit#2: If Mystere's post is not good enough, y'all get together and come up with one that satisfies all of you then have it pinned.
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  9.    17 Aug 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Sure do get tired of the same people rehashing the same question over and over. You tend to take over a thread and make it useless to the OP and anyone else searching and looking for answers.

    Sinmply point anyone with this kind of question to Mystere's post: Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 Free upgrade

    That should answer pretty much any question.

    Edit: Yes, I know I could just not continue to read threads like this but that is not my point.
    Edit#2: If Mystere's post is not good enough, y'all get together and come up with one that satisfies all of you then have it pinned.
    And just how does this post help any?? The answer was in Post 2..
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  10.    17 Aug 2015 #20
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    Hopefully it will get you and the others who regularly beat this topic to death to let it go.
    Probably not but I thought it was worth a try.
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