Windows 10: Here’s what happens after the July 29th free Windows 10 offer ends
Quarks as in nuclear particles, or Ferengis ?
I've read the responses to the above, NeedHelp, and you may be in luck if the following holds true:
1. You joined the Insider Program early on and chose to stay on it.
2. You have a licensed copy of Windows 7 or 8.1. If so, you can reinstall and use the product key of one of those.
If you do have said licensed copy, remember to install like for like; i.e. Home version for Home version, etc. Also, remember that when upgrading Windows, you can no longer use the older version of Windows.
I joined the Insider Program almost as soon as it was started and chose to stay on it. My copy of Windows 10 is activated and I have digital entitlement. That said, though, I knew I'd "fallen through the cracks" so in order to stay ethically legal, I now Dual Boot my machine and upgraded from Windows 8.1. Of course, as long as I'm an Insider, my Insider version is legal.
Hey, Lin, just bite the bullet and sign into Windows 10 at least one time with a Microsoft account. Then you can go back to local and not have to worry about it. <ducking and running>
Apologies to Wynona and others. Old problem. I know what I meant but failed to communicate it! With the thread being a clarification AFTER the free upgrade I assumed too much, perhaps.
I am fine as I have been using my MS account since Oct 2014 but I was wondering about ramifications for others I have upgraded without creating an MS account when 29 Jul passes. Guess it doesn't matter as they already have a digital entitlement so can get the licence added to an MS account at any time after Jul 29 if they choose.
There, I think I have answered my own question
Well, I did wonder, since I know you know what you're doing. Even if you didn't need telling, it's a good reference for others.
Unfortunately, there are not enough people like you in the world that have the logic and foresight such as this.... :/
Check if you have Digital entitlement for that MB.
me? how do I do that?
OK since mine is in Portuguese I found a screen in English on the internet with exactly what I see here but instead of PRO I have HOME version here:
I'm pretty sure there is nothing I can do but to buy a key because I can't expect to magically get a free digital entitlement with the key space in blank and I did not made anything good to Microsoft to get a free copy
Clarified: the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 is ending July 29th, really
Microsoft has responded to speculation that Microsoft left itself some wiggle room
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I'm getting a...
I was getting so excited for windows 10 on the 29th June....and then I realised it's July not June lol!
Silly me, I must have read it wrong. And there I was looking forward to installing it tomorrow!
I even bought myself a new SSD and cloned my...