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  1.    01 Jun 2015 #61
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    MS has not said anything official if they will have an upgrade from the TP to the final release and I suspect that you'll need Win8.1 and not Win8 to get the upgrade.
    By "8" I actually meant "8.1".
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  2.    01 Jun 2015 #62
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
    By "8" I actually meant "8.1".
    Ok..
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  3.    01 Jun 2015 #63
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Manchester CT
    Posts : 361
    Windows 10 Fast Ring

    I hope that there is a way just to use my Win8 license key instead of having to reload Win8.1 back onto a PC in order to upgrade.
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  4.    01 Jun 2015 #64
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,441
    win 10 Insider

    Maybe they've already grabbed our 7/8.1 keys and they'll simply upgrade us as they have already been doing.

    But, like you say, we do have our license keys, anyway.
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  5.    01 Jun 2015 #65
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,826
    OS X, Win 10

    Chances are if you have a Win 8 computer there is a built in key in the BIOS/EUFI thus giving you a life time serial number for Win 8. This number will always be there for the life of the machine thus giving you the ability to always use your Win 8 disc. As to others you will still need to use the Key/keys you still have that have not been used or registered on an install. Also, if for whatever reason you do not want Win 10 just do not reserve it, or buy it. Just because you upgrade to windows 10 does not mean you cannot reinstall the original Windows OS that came with your computer. Again I am sorry if this doesn't make a great deal of sense. . .this last Baby Stroke is really causing me some problems both in reading some of the post, along with writing quotes on any specific post. . .
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  6.    02 Jun 2015 #66
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,610
    Windows 10 IoT

    I finally got the enter your e-mail request. I had opened the screen from the icon in the task bar to check something on my laptop and got a "If you want e-mail confirmation when the update is released" Something like that anyway, with a skip option. I didn't bother filling it in. I have no idea what triggered it to show up? Just opened the same screen on my desktop and got the same prompt. I right clicked the icon and selected check your upgrade status.

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  7.    02 Jun 2015 #67
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 236
    7, 10TP

    I don't run Windows 8, and I have not seen any such invitation on any of my Windows 7 machines. I'm not worried though - as I have a year to "upgrade", it is not clear what is the purpose of this "reservation". I don't see what difference does it make whether I will be able to download and install Windows 10 on July 29th or September 15th. Judging by the speed I do these things there will be a month between downloading and installing anyway

    Moreover, I don't want to do an upgrade anyway. The only machine where I might be interested in installing the new OS is my new laptop, where Windows 7 (which I do run) is not supported by the manufacturer (Acer - I won't buy their products again, but for now I'm using one). They probably will support 10, so once they come up with drivers, I will probably replace the hard drive and install 10. But then it will not be an "upgrade" - 10 will be installed on a brand new drive.
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  8.    02 Jun 2015 #68
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 134
    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    So microsoft are giving away a free upgrade to win 10.
    is there a catch?
    what version of win 10 will we be getting?
    will it be a lifetime licence?
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  9.    02 Jun 2015 #69
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 99
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    So microsoft are giving away a free upgrade to win 10.
    is there a catch?
    what version of win 10 will we be getting?
    will it be a lifetime licence?
    It's not new MS was going to be giving away upgrades of Win10 to Windows 7 and 8.1 users (not sure why 8 isn't included in that). They announced that a while back. As for the version I'm going to venture a guess it's the same version you currently have, that is Home or Pro. And yes... it's a lifetime license for the life of the computer.
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  10.    02 Jun 2015 #70
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,610
    Windows 10 IoT
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