Windows 10: Clean install of Win10 Tech Preview - Are There Downsides

  1.    15 Jul 2015 #1

    Clean install of Win10 Tech Preview - Are There Downsides


    Hi All,

    Sorry about the crazy title, I always have issues with coming up with a good headline for these threads.

    I want to do a clean install on my desktop with the latest Win10 Dev Preview, but I don't want to do this if I'm not going to get the final version when it comes out. Will testers get the new version for free and automagically?

    LMK

    Thanks

    Seth
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  2.    15 Jul 2015 #2

    No, not unless you originally upgraded from a genuine Windows 7 or 8.1. http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...review-builds/

    If you decide to opt-out of the program and upgrade to the 7/29 build you will be subject to exactly the same terms and conditions that govern the offer* that was extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. This is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems. If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license. If you do not roll back or acquire a new license the build will eventually expire.
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  3.    15 Jul 2015 #3

    Oh okay
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    16 Jul 2015 #4

    is there a route for Vista with Virtual machine to run Win 10?


    alphanumeric said: View Post
    No, not unless you originally upgraded from a genuine Windows 7 or 8.1. http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwin...review-builds/

    If you decide to opt-out of the program and upgrade to the 7/29 build you will be subject to exactly the same terms and conditions that govern the offer* that was extended to all Genuine Windows 7 and 8.1 customers. This is not a path to attain a license for Windows XP or Windows Vista systems. If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license. If you do not roll back or acquire a new license the build will eventually expire.
    So if Win 10 Tech Preview operational in a virtual machine on a Vista system, itwill not get update to full Windows 10 please confirm?
    This was way I was hoping to save many elderly (pensioners in nearby villages) Vista users to get them to a reliable system without the (to them) expensive route of a new licence or a new machine, by transfering to use a Virtual Windows 10. If nt possible then I will put their machines on a Linux system at End of Life of Vista. Your advice apprciated. Regards Eionmac
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  5.    16 Jul 2015 #5

    As far as I know, If you opt out of the Insiders Program you are subject to the same terms and conditions everybody else is for the free upgrade offer.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...nMore_win10faq
    You need a genuine Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1 OS to upgrade from. Clean installing the preview does not qualify.
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       16 Jul 2015 #6

    Virtual Windows 10 is no different than Win 10 directly on a PC. You need a valid license for each one and not the same license for all.
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