Next big Windows 10 release will ease activation hassles

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1
       #10

    Hi All,
    New guy here and new to Windows also! Does all this mean that in the near future I might be able to upgrade my 7 PRO to 10 PRO? Ideally though, what I'd love to do is upgrade my 8.1 HOME that came with my confuser to the 10 PRO using the product key from 7 PRO, while keeping 7 PRO active on the same confuser in a dual boot configuration. Yeah right, like I could get away with that!
    Just Curious Though?
    Gene
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  2. Boozad's Avatar
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       #11

    groze said:
    I guess the insiders are currently testing it.
    How/why would Insiders use an OEM 7/8 key to activate?
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  3. Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       #12

    Boozad said:
    How/why would Insiders use an OEM 7/8 key to activate?
    Well I have a machine which I'm testing Previews on, never had an RTM, I built the machine and bought Windows 7 OEM for it. So hopefully I wont have to go back to Windows 7 and I should be able to just put the OEM key in to activate it.
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  4. Boozad's Avatar
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       #13

    Then you would no longer be an Insider.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1
       #14

    Boozad said:
    How/why would Insiders use an OEM 7/8 key to activate?
    Not to be a Richard Head, but did you read the whole thread, as well as the "More" link in the original post and the link in post #4? It seems to be all about "Clean" installations and likely getting 10 Pro by already having 7 or 8 Pro, as well as a few other probable/possible benefits. I know that I would sure be torqued to end up with a "FREE" home version of 10 in return for having given up a "PROFESSIONAL" vrsion of 7 or 8 that I had paid for!
    Just Sayin'
    Gene
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  6. Posts : 963
    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #15

    groze said:
    I guess the insiders are currently testing it. So, next month it will come out to the general public. I am curious if the insiders were aware of this change. I read the insider postings but not every thread.
    It's front page news at ZD Net probably at most of the othert web zines as well
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/next-bi...ation-hassles/
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    dual boot W10 10586th2/14291 rs1 Win. Insider since Jan. 2015
       #16

    windoz said:
    Not to be a Richard Head, but did you read the whole thread, as well as the "More" link in the original post and the link in post #4? It seems to be all about "Clean" installations and likely getting 10 Pro by already having 7 or 8 Pro, as well as a few other probable/possible benefits. I know that I would sure be torqued to end up with a "FREE" home version of 10 in return for having given up a "PROFESSIONAL" vrsion of 7 or 8 that I had paid for!
    Just Sayin'
    Gene
    Right AFAIK on an in place web upgrade/ install W10 checks and gives you what you have...it did on 2 PC' s updated to RTM here .

    OTOH if you download the wrong one on a clean install it may install/ activate a downgrade or not untill the change happens . ☻☻
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  8. Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       #17

    Boozad said:
    Then you would no longer be an Insider.
    That's right, but if I didn't have the OEM key, I'd have nothing. One day I'll stop being an insider and this will be an easy step back to RTM, which by rights is the way it should be.
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  9. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,806
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
       #18

    When I went from windows 8.1 to windows 10 my key was changed so what happens if I do a full reinstall.

    What key will it use as I have no record off any key only the windows 10 one.

    Also looking in control panel if I wanted to go back now it has told me I would go back to windows 7.

    Also when new update comes out will it go over the top of my one I am on now
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  10. Posts : 480
    Windows 10
       #19

    hTconeM9user said:
    When I went from windows 8.1 to windows 10 my key was changed so what happens if I do a full reinstall.

    What key will it use as I have no record off any key only the windows 10 one.

    Also looking in control panel if I wanted to go back now it has told me I would go back to windows 7.

    Also when new update comes out will it go over the top of my one I am on now
    If you're on RTM and its fully activated you shouldn't have to put in a key to do a reinstall, the servers should activate you, but things can go wrong, so I'd do a backup before doing anything and make sure the backup works.

    If something goes wrong and you haven't got a key you're pretty much screwed without a backup.
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