Windows 10: Upgrading to release version from preview?

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  1.    05 Jun 2015 #1

    Upgrading to release version from preview?


    Sorry if this has been asked before, but I keep reading that the release version of W10 will update any W7 or W8 installation.
    What happens with a Preview version? I am running it only now, and just wonder how that update will work. Do I have to go back to W8.1?
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  2.    05 Jun 2015 #2

    I've been wondering about this as well.
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       05 Jun 2015 #3

    I am subscribing to this thread, as I also have this question.
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  6.    05 Jun 2015 #6

    z3r010 said: View Post
    this also seemed relivant
    I note that he didn't say it would activate beyond October though.

    Also it's not clear whether not needing the key only applies to people who upgraded from 7 or 8 to 10 Preview (which therefore 'remembered' the original key somehow) as opposed to clean installing.

    I can't make my mind up whether:
    1. People who clean installed will need to enter a valid product key eventually or
    2. People who clean installed Preview won't need a key, but Microsoft don't want to shout too loudly about this in case there's a big rush from people grabbing Preview as a freebie way to get 10 Pro.
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  7.    05 Jun 2015 #7

    DavidY said: View Post
    I note that he didn't say it would activate beyond October though.

    Also it's not clear whether not needing the key only applies to people who upgraded from 7 or 8 to 10 Preview (which therefore 'remembered' the original key somehow) as opposed to clean installing.

    I can't make my mind up whether:
    1. People who clean installed will need to enter a valid product key eventually or
    2. People who clean installed Preview won't need a key, but Microsoft don't want to shout too loudly about this in case there's a big rush from people grabbing Preview as a freebie way to get 10 Pro.
    That's what I'm kind of thinking too. If you originally upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8 to the TP, you'll be able to go to the RTM with out having to enter any key. Thus the "You'll be able to upgrade your W10 preview build to RTM and will not need your Win7 key." comment. Those that clean installed directly to the preview might have to provide a key though? Just guessing though.
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  8.    05 Jun 2015 #8

    I've upgraded from Windows 7 to 10074 > 10122 > 10130 and the showkey utility shows the original Windows 7 key as the Original Key. It's stored in the registry somewhere. Same deal with my laptop, Windows 8.1 to 10074 > 10122 > 10130. Showkey shows my original OEM embedded 8.0 Core key as Original Key. The Installed key (the Windows 10 key) is different from the original key shown. The Preview keeps track of what keys have been used.
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  9.    05 Jun 2015 #9

    According to Gabriel's tweet, it's possible.
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       05 Jun 2015 #10

    I have performed Clean reinstalls of 10 only.

    So what should be my way to get the RTM?
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