I have another question about the free issue as well.
On our Windows 64 bit OS systems, we have seen the WGX icon show up, however on our laptop Windows 7 32 bit systems, no icon has been displayed. So, I am curious as to whether this is a 64 bit offering only?
According to MS's FAQ, they do not display the notice if the app has detected that your system is not fully compatible with Windows 10 (hardware or software). They will turn on the Notice on July 29th for everyone, so that you can run the scanners apparently.
If I ahve done this 6 month later, I would have to buy a new Windows licence after what you write. It went like this:
I got new mobo and CPU (gigabyte Sniper and a i7 4790K), clean installed Windows (let's say that was my "free" update to win10). It went well, and the PC ran for about 5 weeks. Then the mobo died (ie I cound not boot from either of the BIOS on it). I send it to RMA. After 2 weeks I got tired of waiting, so I went online and bought a new mobo. Gigabyte Sniper was not in stock, so I got an ASUS MAXIMUS mobo instead. Installed it, and then I had to clean install Windows again, as some of the parts was not the same, allthough the chipset was the same.
Now, reading your definition I understand it this way, I then would have to buy a new Windows 10 licence since I have changed the mobo. Is that what you are calling "changing device"? Just because the mobo has been replaced?
I do not hope so.