Here are a few more answers to some nagging questions about Windows 10 upgrades and activation in the post-Anniversary-Update era.
Phasing out the year-long free Windows 10 upgrade promotion
is, no doubt, a complicated process. But getting answers about how this process would work has proven equally complicated for some reason.
Thanks to a new report from Thurrott.com's Paul Thurrott
, we now have more answers to some of the nagging Windows 10 upgrade and activation questions that readers have been asking during recent weeks and months.Thurrott says he's seen some new internal Microsoft documentation that explains how the end of the Windows 10 free-year upgrade deal, which officially ended on July 29, was designed to work.
In that documentation, Microsoft officials acknowledged that there would be "a short period" when existing Windows 7 and 8 product keys would continue to work for activating Windows 10
, as some of us discovered to be the case last week. Seemingly, this was by design, as Microsoft officials realized some users might not have managed to get Windows 10 fully set up and installed by July 29...