Windows 10: Upgrading to release version from preview?

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  1.    05 Jun 2015 #21

    All depends on where you get the info from. People interpret it differently and then repeat their version of what they read and so on. I agree, Microsoft needs to post details that are easy to understand so we know what's what when the time comes.
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       05 Jun 2015 #22

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @Boozad, Good info here. It would answer 99.9% of my issues if you could clarify the part I hightlighted in red. I have 8.1 pre-installed dual-booting 10 preview. I have used an 8.1 MS supplied ISO, burned to DVD, to re-install because I wanted to de-crapify it. It worked fine. After upgrade to 10 on 7/29, should I be able to repeat that process? Re-install 8.1 from the same DVD as dual-boot with the real 10?
    @f14tomcat, here's the clarification straight from Gabe's mouth (well, fingers). The Free Windows 10 Will Support Unlimited Clean Installs - Windows 10 Forums
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       05 Jun 2015 #23

    Boozad said: View Post
    @f14tomcat, here's the clarification straight from Gabe's mouth (well, fingers). The Free Windows 10 Will Support Unlimited Clean Installs - Windows 10 Forums
    So, the answer is no.
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       05 Jun 2015 #24

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    So, the answer is no.
    Oh you meant re-use the 8.1 license you upgraded?
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       05 Jun 2015 #25

    Boozad said: View Post
    Oh you meant re-use the 8.1 license you upgraded?
    I think I've got myself going in circles, now. If dual-booting, I can only run 1 OS at a time. I meant can I re-install 8.1 to same​ hardware as 10? Key is in UEFI. Boot to 10, run 10. Boot to 8.1, run 8.1. Am I making any sense???
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       05 Jun 2015 #26

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    I think I've got myself going in circles, now. If dual-booting, I can only run 1 OS at a time. I meant can I re-install 8.1 to same​ hardware as 10? Key is in UEFI. Boot to 10, run 10. Boot to 8.1, run 8.1. Am I making any sense???
    Yeah I get you. I don't see any reason why that wouldn't be possible, are you using separate drives for each OS? I'm booting W7 on one SSD and W10 on another in a dual boot, I'd just remove all of my drives except the drive I was installing on then perform a clean install, plug all the other drives back in and you're good to go. That will work for 7, 8 or 10.

    Unless you'd be using the same 8.1 OS you used to upgrade to 10, that wouldn't work as the 8.1 license would be now void I'd have thought.
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       05 Jun 2015 #27

    Boozad said: View Post
    Yeah I get you. I don't see any reason why that wouldn't be possible, are you using separate drives for each OS? I'm booting W7 on one SSD and W10 on another in a dual boot, I'd just remove all of my drives except the drive I was installing on then perform a clean install, plug all the other drives back in and you're good to go. That will work for 7, 8 or 10.
    No, same 1TB Seagate. Been working fine. Any occasional burps (usually self-inflicted) I fix with my handy-dandy Macrium Rescue DVD.
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       05 Jun 2015 #28

    I placed an edit in my last post mate.
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       05 Jun 2015 #29

    Boozad said: View Post
    I placed an edit in my last post mate.
    I saw it.... It's all really "curiosity hunger". If I lose 8.1, and for some goofy reason I want it, I can always buy one! Same for 7. Thanks for your indulgence!
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       05 Jun 2015 #30

    P.S. to last post... we (the Forum) need to encourage people to make good preps for the upgrade. I posted that somewhere else, but it's important. Get your ducks in order, do backups, save keys, etc. Get ready so no disasters.
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