How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

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  1. Slartybart's Avatar
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       #21

    PSCO2007W10 said:
    Yes, I was referring to the cd I bought for W7.
    I thought if I couldn't get this to work, I would just do a clean install of W7 and then do the upgrade to W10.
    That would work too, it's just extra work.
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       #22

    Slartybart said:
    That would work too, it's just extra work.
    It's really only one extra step,
    since I would have to reinstall all my programs on the clean W10 install anyway.
    I'm still going to follow Brink's link first and see if that works better.

    Now it's a matter of principle!
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  3. Slartybart's Avatar
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       #23

    it's a matter of principle!
    One of my favorite lines from Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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  4. TrustMe's Avatar
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       #24

    Slartybart said:
    Was the rep wrong? Confused perhaps - but you might be as well.

    If your Win10 is activated.... you have a digital license ... you can install Win10 on the same machine as many times as you desire using whichever method (Media Creation Tool, an USB or DVD install media, Win10 Recovery, upgrade assistant .....) is easiest for you to understand and follow.

    If you want to do a clean install of Win10, you do NOT have to Clean install Win7 - just Clean install Win10.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
    I have read after August 2, when the new ISO is released, Microsoft is changing the rules a little bit. There is going to be limit on the amount of times you can clean install and have it automatically activate over the Internet. When you reach that limit, you will have to call Microsoft to activate. It was in a article about tying your activation to your Microsoft account.

    Have you read anything about this? I hope it's not true, I like to clean install with the release of each new ISO.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #25

    TrustMe said:
    I have read after August 2, when the new ISO is released, Microsoft is changing the rules a little bit. There is going to be limit on the amount of times you can clean install and have it automatically activate over the Internet. When you reach that limit, you will have to call Microsoft to activate. It was in a article about tying your activation to your Microsoft account.

    Have you read anything about this? I hope it's not true, I like to clean install with the release of each new ISO.
    That's the way it is with product key activations now. I don't think that applies or will apply to digital entitlement activations until there is a widely circulated way to spoof the Hardware ID that makes the digital entitlement unique to each computer. The key factors in digital entitlement activation is the unique Hardware ID of the computer it is on and the version of Windows 10 being installed. There is no reason for Microsoft to track or block activations on the same computer of the same version of Windows. I have not heard anything about Microsoft limiting digital entitlement activations.
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  6. TrustMe's Avatar
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       #26

    NavyLCDR said:
    That's the way it is with product key activations now. I don't think that applies or will apply to digital entitlement activations until there is a widely circulated way to spoof the Hardware ID that makes the digital entitlement unique to each computer. The key factors in digital entitlement activation is the unique Hardware ID of the computer it is on and the version of Windows 10 being installed. There is no reason for Microsoft to track or block activations on the same computer of the same version of Windows. I have not heard anything about Microsoft limiting digital entitlement activations.
    That's good to hear, thanks for the reply.
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