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  1.    17 May 2015 #21
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Yeah, maybe it was "it's out there", my bad.
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  2.    18 May 2015 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 17,942
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    The way I read it is, genuine = free upgrade, non genuine = possible discount. A non genuine system can upgrade to Windows 10 but it won't be activated/licensed, they won't get a free ride. They are going to have to pay for Windows 10. The question is, will it be full price or a limited time offer discount. That's my interpretation.
    What I didn't see, Alpha, is those of us who have a fully legal and licensed Retail Windows 7 or 8.1. I have two OEM Windows 8.1 machines, and I also have two machines with Retail Windows 8.1.1 (upgraded from Retail 8.0). I do believe I am as Genuine as my two OEM machines.
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  3.    18 May 2015 #23
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    What I didn't see, Alpha, is those of us who have a fully legal and licensed Retail Windows 7 or 8.1. I have two OEM Windows 8.1 machines, and I also have two machines with Retail Windows 8.1.1 (upgraded from Retail 8.0). I do believe I am as Genuine as my two OEM machines.
    Genuine is genuine, doesn't matter if it's OEM or Retail. If they are genuine they are properly licensed.

    EDIT: Even more so with windows 8/8.1, both now activate online and use a unique to that PC product code.
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  4.    18 May 2015 #24
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,826
    OS X, Win 10

    . . .page 3 of what is genuine, and what is not genuine, this is like reading the comics in the newspaper every morning. . .
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  5.    18 May 2015 #25
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Oregon
    Posts : 155
    Windows 10

    Funny thing about non-genuine customers... They aren't customers.
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  6.    18 May 2015 #26
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 112
    Win 7

    Well, non-genuine customers are potential customers to MS. And the number is huge all over the world, especially in China.
    If MS can make them purchase, the revenue will surprise them.
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  7.    19 May 2015 #27
    Join Date : Sep 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    confirmed windows insiders qualify for free windows 10


    Will non-genuine Windows licenses qualify for the Windows 10 upgrade?

    The simple answer is no. This is what Terry Mason had to say:

    Microsoft and our OEM partners know that many consumers are unwitting victims of piracy, and with Windows 10, we would like all of our customers to move forward with us together. While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we’ve always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state. In addition, in partnership with some of our valued OEM partners, we are planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state. Please stay tuned to learn more from our partners on the specifics of their offers.

    Source: http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/15/genuine-windows-and-windows-10/

    One way to work around this is by joining the Windows Insider Program and migrate to the Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview which will qualify for a free upgrade to the final RTM release of Windows 10.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...4-45f4b7ed2fb9
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  8.    19 May 2015 #28
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 19,186
    Windows 10

    Just to confirm if I am reading this correctly

    I have Win 8.1 Home at the moment so would be due to get the Home version of 10 via upgrade

    However, as I am in the insider program, I could update my main machine shortly before launch of 10 to the Win 10 Pro Preview and then get the pro version for free ?
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  9.    19 May 2015 #29
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Just to confirm if I am reading this correctly

    I have Win 8.1 Home at the moment so would be due to get the Home version of 10 via upgrade

    However, as I am in the insider program, I could update my main machine shortly before launch of 10 to the Win 10 Pro Preview and then get the pro version for free ?
    yes win 8.1 core = windows 10 home not sure if insiders will all get pro or not
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  10.    19 May 2015 #30
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    Posts : 391
    Windows 10x64 17035

    Unless I'm missing something, I don't see any advantage to being an insider over the public at large.
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