Windows 10: The Free Windows 10 Will Support Unlimited Clean Installs

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  1.    05 Jun 2015 #111

    Well they're using me as a 'beta tester' of W10 when the final release comes out before they'll install. So I guess that makes me a guinea pig!!!

    MS says you can do unlimited clean installs of W10, but the questions remain:

    • Is the clean install onto a formatted hard drive from the saved upgrade file burnt as an ISO onto an installation disk?
    • Or would you need to reload W7/W8.1 first and then install the upgrade file from a saved KB file?
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  2.    05 Jun 2015 #112

    Wynona said: View Post
    We believe that you can roll back to Windows 7, but I'm not sure if Microsoft has confirmed this.
    That's my theory too. It hasn't been spelled out in black and white as far as I know.
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       05 Jun 2015 #113

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That's my theory too. It hasn't been spelled out in black and white as far as I know.
    Thanks, Alpha.
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  4.    05 Jun 2015 #114

    Mustang said: View Post
    Well they're using me as a 'beta tester' of W10 when the final release comes out before they'll install. So I guess that makes me a guinea pig!!!

    MS says you can do unlimited clean installs of W10, but the questions remain:

    • Is the clean install onto a formatted hard drive from the saved upgrade file burnt as an ISO onto an installation disk?
    • Or would you need to reload W7/W8.1 first and then install the upgrade file from a saved KB file?
    The first option you list is a clean install, the second one is not. So obviously it's not the second option.
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       05 Jun 2015 #115

    Wynona said: View Post
    *No, it won't. Not unless you give up all rights to Windows 10 by rolling back to Windows 7. You have to admit that by "purchasing" the upgrade of Windows 10, we all get a pretty deep discount as it is.
    As far as I'm aware retail upgrades carry over the retail priveleges.
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  6.    05 Jun 2015 #116

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    The first option you list is a clean install, the second one is not. So obviously it's not the second option.
    Then it would follow that the upgrade must be an ISO file able to be burnt to a disk as an installation disk, else how could you load it onto a blank hard drive?

    So the next question is whether the upgrade will be provided with an installation product key or simply recognizes your machine as the one originally having W7/8.1 loaded on it?
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       05 Jun 2015 #117

    Boozad said: View Post
    As far as I'm aware retail upgrades carry over the retail priveleges.
    Agreed, Boozad, unless you've upgraded it. If you've upgraded to Windows 10 and roll back, then you lose Windows 10 privileges. If you upgrade to Windows 10 and don't roll back, then you lose Windows 7 privileges.

    You can't have your cake and eat it too . . . which is a stupid saying, but what my mama told me.
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       05 Jun 2015 #118

    Wynona said: View Post
    Agreed, Boozad, unless you've upgraded it. If you've upgraded to Windows 10 and roll back, then you lose Windows 10 privileges. If you upgrade to Windows 10 and don't roll back, then you lose Windows 7 privileges.

    You can't have your cake and eat it too . . . which is a stupid saying, but what my mama told me.
    Yeah you're right, sorry I misunderstood.
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       05 Jun 2015 #119

    Boozad said: View Post
    Yeah you're right, sorry I misunderstood.
    No problem. Sometimes my writing's not the clearest.
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       05 Jun 2015 #120

    Wynona said: View Post
    No problem. Sometimes my writing's not the clearest.
    Sometimes my reading comprehension isn't.
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