Windows 10: Windows Insiders to be upgraded to Windows 10 RTM regardless of licens

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  1. Posts : 8,151
    Mint 18.2
       29 Apr 2015 #1

    Windows Insiders to be upgraded to Windows 10 RTM regardless of licens


    Windows 10 is likely to cross over to "Insider Preview" branding from today for all those enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. This can be backed up by the "accidental" leak of almost all language variants of build 10074 yesterday, directly from Microsoft's servers, which are branded as such.

    Now, famed Windows leaker WZor has tweeted that all Insiders will be upgraded to the RTM version, regardless of the base install. It's well known that many Insiders have clean installed Windows 10, therefore not coming off a valid license for the upgrade path of Windows 7 and up.
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  2.    29 Apr 2015 #2

    If I read this correctly does this mean that we can go from the TP to the RTM??

    Wzor first tweeted "Sources: Microsoft made a decision. All participants of the program Windows will be able to upgrade to the RTM of Insiders with saving activation free!" roughly translated from above.
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  3.    29 Apr 2015 #3

    The way I read it is, if you clean installed a build that was originally only an upgrade path, you can still get the RTM. That's all. In the past if you installed an unofficial leaked build, you couldn't upgrade to the next build though Windows update. Your licensing was messed up. Now anybody that cheated with the ESD to ISO workaround can also upgrade to the RTM. No having to start over with an official build.

    EDIT: Does that mean you'll get a free Windows 10? I'm not sure? I think I know what they are saying but it's still confusing. In any case it's nothing official from Microsoft so all bets are off, IMHO.
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  4.    29 Apr 2015 #4

    Looking at it again, now I'm not sure what that means? Looks like if had you clean installed even from an official ISO from the insiders page you would not have automatically gotten the RTM. You would have had to use the upgrade option on that page and upgraded from Windows 7 or 8. Maybe insiders will get a free Windows 10? If so a lot of people will be signing up to the insider program.
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  5.    29 Apr 2015 #5

    Free RTM is what it sounds like to me. Clean install if you like.
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  6.    29 Apr 2015 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Looking at it again, now I'm not sure what that means? Looks like if had you clean installed even from an official ISO from the insiders page you would not have automatically gotten the RTM. You would have had to use the upgrade option on that page and upgraded from Windows 7 or 8. Maybe insiders will get a free Windows 10? If so a lot of people will be signing up to the insider program.
    I really don't know how to interpret any of the article.. I think that it's definite that the upgrade from 7/8.1 is not an issue but if they do let you upgrade/update from Win10TP to the RTM that would be great. When MS does give the final word I hope they do let this happen.

    Jeff
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  7.    29 Apr 2015 #7

    Charlie said: View Post
    Free RTM is what it sounds like to me. Clean install if you like.
    I sure hope your correct Charlie.. a free RTM for insiders would be fantastic.
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    Mint 18.2
    Thread Starter
       29 Apr 2015 #8

    Here is Softpedia side of that story.
    Windows 10 Could Be Offered Free of Charge to Preview Users

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  9.    29 Apr 2015 #9

    labeeman said: View Post
    Thanks Beeman..
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  10.    29 Apr 2015 #10

    I'd be surprised if they did that. Unless they close the Windows Insiders program to new members your basically giving Windows 10 to anybody that wants it. And the Pro version at that. I believe that's what the Insider program gives you. If all you have to do is sign up to the Insiders program to get Windows 10 free, why wouldn't you? Don't get me wrong, I think it would be great if they did this, I just skeptical as to it actually happening.
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