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  1.    27 Jan 2015 #51

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by markweatherill View Post
    They don't mention XP or Vista users!
    XP and Vista don't qualify for the free upgrade is the way I read it.
    Hi there

    You can do it by a roundabout way : VISTA ==>W7 then W7===>W10. We don't know yet whether W7 will actually have to be activated before the update progresses. VISTA didn't need activation on to install W7 and W7 allows 30 days of use before activation is mandatory. W7 just looked for a previous Windows install as a "qualifying upgrade". You could even just point to the .ISO without even having VISTA installed - you'd get a nice CLEAN install even from an "upgrade" package. You didn't need the physical ISO --one on HDD worked just fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    27 Jan 2015 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    MS has been giving us a lot of Free stuff for a while:
    Free Skype
    Free eMail clients
    Free Cloud storage with OneDrive
    Free Applications (Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, Media Player, Media Center, Office Online).
    Free System tools (Sysinternals, WAIK, ...)

    There are certainly more, but that's a lot of development time and money.
    Well Skype was free when MS bought it. Hotmail was free when MS bought it before it become Outlook, and compares with other free email services. MS free cloud storage is on par with other services. The "free" applications are OS padding, and the OS wasn't free. They are nice things to have, but I'm not sure I see MS as having gone beyond industry norms with these things.
    Last edited by Delicieuxz; 28 Jan 2015 at 02:05.
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  3.    27 Jan 2015 #53
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    Well, I do hope there will be a way to do a clean install of this upgrade, maybe the same way it was possible with a clean install with Windows 8 upgrade, when it was new?
    Or perhaps the way Jimbo45 is showing with help of an .ISO file?
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  4.    27 Jan 2015 #54
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    when people upgraded from win8 to win8.1 ,and users had issues with the win8.1 install and could not do a restore because of the missing files error ,there was no 8.1 iso available for download with out one having to use a generic key to get the iso from some web site ,but now one is available for download using mediacreationtool.exe from Microsoft ,I suspect this will happen with win10 also, but I could be wrong
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  5.    28 Jan 2015 #55
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    7 Ultimate

    What about 7 Starter?


    Would Win 7 Starter qualify for the free upgrade? MS explicitly excludes Win 7 Enterprise, but makes no mention of other 7 versions.
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  6.    28 Jan 2015 #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by f0xpass View Post
    Would Win 7 Starter qualify for the free upgrade? MS explicitly excludes Win 7 Enterprise, but makes no mention of other 7 versions.
    Probably not, the hardware would most likely be insufficient.
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  7.    28 Jan 2015 #57
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by f0xpass View Post
    Would Win 7 Starter qualify for the free upgrade? MS explicitly excludes Win 7 Enterprise, but makes no mention of other 7 versions.
    not likely . win 10 will not even install on the notebook I have running win7 starter.
    and i'm almost sure I tried to put win8 on it to and it would not install
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  8.    28 Jan 2015 #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by f0xpass View Post
    Would Win 7 Starter qualify for the free upgrade? MS explicitly excludes Win 7 Enterprise, but makes no mention of other 7 versions.
    not likely . win 10 will not even install on the notebook I have running win7 starter.
    and i'm almost sure I tried to put win8 on it to and it would not install
    Didn't they call those NetBooks? I bought my daughter one years ago, Intel Atom processor 2 gig or RAM 10 inch screen. HP something or other. It had 7 Starter on it. A lot of stupid things were locked down so you couldn't change them. We don't have it anymore, it's been handed down a couple of times to other family relatives as a first PC. I hope to never see it again.
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  9.    28 Jan 2015 #59
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by f0xpass View Post
    Would Win 7 Starter qualify for the free upgrade? MS explicitly excludes Win 7 Enterprise, but makes no mention of other 7 versions.
    not likely . win 10 will not even install on the notebook I have running win7 starter.
    and i'm almost sure I tried to put win8 on it to and it would not install
    Didn't they call those NetBooks? I bought my daughter one years ago, Intel Atom processor 2 gig or RAM 10 inch screen. HP something or other. It had 7 Starter on it. A lot of stupid things were locked down so you couldn't change them. We don't have it anymore, it's been handed down a couple of times to other family relatives as a first PC. I hope to never see it again.
    yeah netbook was what my brain was thinking ,but my fingers never got the message

    its about 3yrs old bought it for my daughter just to take to class when she was in university ,I still use it sometime when lounging in a big chair in front of the tv
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  10.    28 Jan 2015 #60
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Do they still make Netbooks?
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