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  1.    22 Jan 2015 #51

    Quote Originally Posted by jessejamestw23 View Post

    So, what features will be available? How are they going to support the hardware requirements?
    We don't know yet - all we ahave is this... The next generation of Windows: Windows 10

    *Hardware and software requirements apply. No additional charge. Feature availability may vary by device. Some editions excluded. More details at http://www.windows.com.
    ...statements are a bit vague, but they have committed to supporting installed products for the life-time of the device - so I guess, yes they will support drivers (...if that's your concern)
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  2.    22 Jan 2015 #52
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    I would hope that the drivers that work in Win7-Win8.1 will also work in Win10. So far I have not run into any issues with my PC and the drivers in Win10TP.

    Jeff
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  3.    22 Jan 2015 #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    ...statements are a bit vague, but they have committed to supporting installed products for the life-time of the device - so I guess, yes they will support drivers (...if that's your concern)
    Ahhh, key words, "for the life of the device" . . .

    Remember back when you could put MS Office on a desktop and a laptop? Windows 2013 came out and can only be put on one PC or one laptop.

    Could it be that Windows 10 will be tied forever to the first computer it's installed on? That would make sense for the bottom line. And it would end the era of building a new computer and putting Windows 10 on it from the one that had cratered. OEMs are already that way, so it's something to think about.
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  4.    22 Jan 2015 #54
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    Windows 8/8.1 was OEM only with no retail transferable licenses so this is nothing new.
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  5.    22 Jan 2015 #55
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64

    Retail versions are usually way to expensive but come with the ability to use the same media and activation key to install on several computers,
    OEM's are cheaper because it's one computer install tied to the motherboard,
    Upgrade media is even more complicated to install cleanly without the original upgraded os installed first may hours but the amazing Brink has a reg file to stream line that little snag
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  6.    22 Jan 2015 #56
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    My MSDN Windows 8/8.1 product keys are listed as Retail keys?
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  7.    22 Jan 2015 #57
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    That is probably for ease of use, Windows 8/8.1 was never sold as retail only oem.
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  8.    22 Jan 2015 #58

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post

    Could it be that Windows 10 will be tied forever to the first computer it's installed on?
    If the WMC upgrade keys are anything to go by, then yes. The whole EULA thing is too complicated to go into but practically speaking they are not transferable - (phone activation may work but that's not here nor there)

    WMC upgrade EULA:
    You may transfer Get Genuine Windows software, Pro Pack or Media
    Center Pack software only together with the licensed computer.
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  9.    22 Jan 2015 #59
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    I see Retail versions listed on NewEgg, well they say Packaging: Retail. I guess that's debatable what that actually means though?
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  10.    22 Jan 2015 #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I see Retail versions listed on NewEgg, well they say Packaging: Retail. I guess that's debatable what that actually means though?
    I think it's a version to perform a clean install with.
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