Windows 10: Introducing Windows 10 Editions

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  1.    14 May 2015 #31

    Gary said: View Post
    If you install the Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Insiders Preview that will be the version you will upgrade to. If you did a clean install of it, you can upgrade to the same version RTM./
    When you perform the upgrade you might/need to turn in a license/key to get a new version. If the license if a home you get a home version. It's not going to be an exchange without a license. The only advantage of the TP to the RTM is you don't have to re-install WIn8.1/Win7 to go to the RTM.
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       14 May 2015 #32

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    When you perform the upgrade you might/need to turn in a license/key to get a new version. If the license if a home you get a home version. It's not going to be an exchange without a license. The only advantage of the TP to the RTM is you don't have to re-install WIn8.1/Win7 to go to the RTM.
    The key word in your post is IF. Now I am done with this thread, no one really knows until MS comes out with a clear, concise route to the Final Release of Windows 10.
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       14 May 2015 #33

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    The one thing I hope is that when they give out the free versions of Windows the users of Win8.1 pro get a pro copy of Win10. Then the question is who/how does the home version gets distributed.
    They will, Jeff. Windows 8 came as "core" and Pro. Windows 7 came as Home Premium, Ultimate and Professional, as well as one or two real business versions.

    Consumers and small businesses who have PCs running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 will be offered a free online upgrade to Windows 10.
    • Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8.1 systems will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 Home.
    • Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 8.1 Pro systems will be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro.

    Microsoft has not yet disclosed whether and how it plans to offer Windows 10 for upgraders who prefer physical installation media or who have PCs running Windows Vista, which doesn't qualify for the free Windows 10 upgrade. Likewise, the company has so far declined to discuss how it plans to offer Windows 10 for enthusiasts building their own PCs.
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  4.    14 May 2015 #34

    Gary said: View Post
    I think that you will have to upgrade to the version of Windows 7 you upgrade from. This may not be true if You are a Member of The Insiders Group.
    Thank you. But that doesn't answer the question of being able to choose updates and not having them installed automatically.
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  5.    15 May 2015 #35

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    When you perform the upgrade you might/need to turn in a license/key to get a new version. If the license if a home you get a home version. It's not going to be an exchange without a license. The only advantage of the TP to the RTM is you don't have to re-install WIn8.1/Win7 to go to the RTM.
    I think what you're not getting is, if you are an insider you get Win 10 free, even if you don't have a license to a previous version of windows.
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  6.    15 May 2015 #36

    fracking4oil said: View Post
    I think what you're not getting is, if you are a insider you get Win 10 free, even if you don't have a license to a previous version of windows.
    Are you sure about that? Where did you get that information?
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  7.    15 May 2015 #37

    derekimo said: View Post
    Are you sure about that? Where did you get that information?
    Windows Insiders will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 RTM for free

    ...among other places.

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  8.    15 May 2015 #38

    The initial tweet led many to believe that but he clarified that further down,

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  9.    15 May 2015 #39

    Here's another look at it from Tech Spot:
    Is Windows 10 Free? Yes, and No. An Explainer - TechSpot
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  10.    15 May 2015 #40

    derekimo said: View Post
    The initial tweet led many to believe that but he clarified that further down,

    My bad, hadn't heard of the update. thanks!

    Edited: Donno why I can't get my text out of the quotation box, the end quote bracket is there.
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