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

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  1.    04 Jun 2015 #51

    So Once it is upgraded to windows 10 before 2016, I can use my windows 8 key for activating windows 10 OS rite?
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    Windows 10 Clean Install
       04 Jun 2015 #52

    You have to upgrade to 8.1 and that key will work, if you did not use it to upgrade previously.
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  3.    04 Jun 2015 #53

    richc46 said: View Post
    We are all in uncharted waters, but I do not think you can dual boot. I think that once you go to 10, your 7 or 8 will no longer validate.
    That's right but then what will your key be when you need to or want to clean install 10
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       04 Jun 2015 #54

    richc46 said: View Post
    We are all in uncharted waters, but I do not think you can dual boot. I think that once you go to 10, your 7 or 8 will no longer validate.
    I understand your meaning. I'll leave speculation alone, it can be dangerous. Not a forum topic. Peace...
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       04 Jun 2015 #55

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Sure it did, 8.1 Pro. From previous post #41... The whole reason for trying to do this was to be able to use the Win 7 license to get Win 10 on 7/29. And keep my Win 8.1.

    But, oh well, can't get there from here. It's ok, I'm just a pack-rat and like to keep old stuff (like 7).
    OK, I get it now.

    Back when I worked as a volunteer rebuilding donated PCs for re-donation, we couldn't get that to work; only occasionally did the reinstall media come with the PC. However, one large corporation donated a bucket load of PCs and Windows 98 disks packaged with their keys. Lots of folks got helped by those computers!
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  6.    04 Jun 2015 #56

    I have not seen it stated by Microsoft that Windows 10 will accept Windows 7 or 8 keys. I think you'll get a new Windows 10 key when you do the free upgrade. That is the key you would use on a clean install.
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  7.    04 Jun 2015 #57

    richc46 said: View Post
    You have to upgrade to 8.1 and that key will work, if you did not use it to upgrade previously.
    I have used that 8 key for 8.1 installation.
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  8.    04 Jun 2015 #58

    Without the requirement of a license key, that will make activations a lot easier.

    It's not going to try and insert it's own license SLIC into the Motherboard? In which case changing out the Mobo would actually stop this working..
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       04 Jun 2015 #59

    richc46 said: View Post
    We are all in uncharted waters, but I do not think you can dual boot. I think that once you go to 10, your 7 or 8 will no longer validate.
    Sure I can.

    On one computer (probably this desktop), I won't let Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10. I will most likely also use this desktop for the Windows 10 continuing Insider Program.

    Well, Rich, you've started me on the way to figuring out how I'm going to work with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

    I have three laptops, two of which are dual boot. On Lappy 17, I'll let Windows 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10 and keep the Preview as the Insider Program. That's as far as I'll go for now, since I have another 17" (pretty old) laptop and a 15.6" as well.
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  10.    04 Jun 2015 #60

    What I would like to see is for MS ta say clean and loud; "If you upgrade your RETAIL Win7/8.1 to same Win 10, you will be able to keep or get new license to RETAIL version and will not be tied to your device".
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