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  1.    01 Jun 2015 #61
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    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586

    And so now the countdown begins.
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  2.    01 Jun 2015 #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Tnx. some doubts are set to become true, wander who won 1000 bucks.
    I'm guessing it was f14tomcat but it hasn't been announced yet officially by the staff here.


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  3.    01 Jun 2015 #63
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scramjet View Post
    @alphanumeric yes I understand OEM but that brings to mind of my situation. I have a retail copy of Windows 7 and when I upgraded to Windows 8, I gave up that key to Win8. Then I upgraded to Win8.1 and next I will upgrade to Win10. I am assuming I will be able to download the iso copy of Win10 for reinstalls when my system gets corrupt. Would you assume the same thing?
    cheers
    Well, its still a bit of guess work until Microsoft actually spells things out in black and white as far as the free upgrade goes. It sounds like that Windows 10 install (free upgrade version) dies with the PC it was installed on. I'm still not 100% sure you give up the right to use the previous OS. I think you'll be able to go back to it on that PC if you want. If you buy Windows 10 then its likely like I posted above. ISO's will be available at some point. It all depends on whether the product code you get with the free upgrade is a upgrade key or a full key as to whether you can clean install with it or not.
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  4.    01 Jun 2015 #64
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    Windows 10 Pro

    I sure hope MS don't get picky on "life of computer" and keeps it as I always found it to be
    Great to have a release date.

    cheers
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  5.    01 Jun 2015 #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
    I was suggesting that too others who are building a new machine, buy 7 Pro you get 10 Pro for free and you can still go back to Seven if you don't like it.
    Ok, I understand now. I missed what you were trying to say in the other post.
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  6.    01 Jun 2015 #66
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    Free upgrade to be OEM?


    Assuming you can go back to that previous OS what have you really lost? Nothing. Even if your free upgrade changes it to OEM, what's the big deal? You didn't pay for that Windows 10 install. So what if it dies with the PC? It's a free upgrade to the OS installed on that PC. It's not free upgrade for every PC you intend to buy in the future.

    Now if Microsoft does decide to have you give up the right to use your previous OS, then yes I do see your point. I personally don't think they will do that. It would just generate to much bad press and make people hesitant to take them up on the free offer. If that is the case, then maybe you should get Retail if your current install is Retail. In the end though, its ultimately your choice. If you don't like the terms and conditions don't do the free upgrade. Buy a full Retail license.
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  7.    01 Jun 2015 #67
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    Windows 10 Pro

    launches 29th July as free offer ends 29th July 2016

    http://www.winbeta.org/news/free-win...july-29th-2016
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  8.    01 Jun 2015 #68
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyahblah View Post
    Hey, what are your guys' thoughts on sites like these:

    [link removed by admin]

    That they say they offer genuine keys for cheaper price. Here on this bonanza he is offering a OEM Windows 8 key for $36 USD. They are usually this cheap because they keys are hardware locked. So if you change the motherboard or it dies on you, you are SOL. Or all these sites on the web for "cheap keys" are a scam?
    All OEM keys are hardware locked to the computer they are installed on. However, if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.

    I wouldn't touch a site like this with a ten foot pole! Now would I even click on the link for fear of getting a "drive-by" cootie.
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  9.    01 Jun 2015 #69
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    All OEM keys are hardware locked to the computer they are installed on. However, if it's too good to be true, it probably isn't.

    I wouldn't touch a site like this with a ten foot pole! Now would I even click on the link for fear of getting a "drive-by" cootie.
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  10.    01 Jun 2015 #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    I thought motherboards can be replaced if damages or fails. It is just upgrading to newer or different type of motherboard that not allowed for OEMS. The reason I say this, is dell replaced my motherboard under warranty and it didn't require re-activation, when I did another clean install of windows 7 using the dell re-installation disk ( dell sent me one earlier). If I every have to use the key on the back of the machine, I may need to call in for activation and tell them my motherboard was replaced under warranty in 2014.

    If dell used a different motherboard they would had to provide me with retail version of windows 7 sp1 or later.

    I am curious how a legit oemslp will be upgraded to windows 10 even though I am not going to do that.
    Key word here is "warranty". As you say, the same motherboard was used for the repair; thus, no activation was required. The Dell reinstallation disk had code that basically told the computer, "I'm already activated." I've seen disks like that; they're mainly supplied to IT departments in corporations or else they're pirated. In your case, it was supplied by your OEM.

    Years ago, while working for our home owners association, the new alleged developer provided an upgrade disk to us from XP to 7. When it didn't require activation, I started to investigate . . . found that it was a pirated copy of Windows 7. We quickly rolled back to Windows XP!

    I vaguely remember "slp". But not enough to give an answer to your question.
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