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  1.    16 Jun 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by fracking4oil View Post
    MS has said numerous times that by upgrading to Win 10, you'll actually be upgrading the license & key of the old OS to a Win 10 license & key. I can't believe this key would be valid for both.
    No, they have not said that, not even close. They've said you will need a valid license, and that your license will be upgraded. They have not even said if they are going to issue new keys. I personally think you will install your Windows 10 using your 7 or 8.x key, and no new key will be issued (though this is just a guess).
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  2.    16 Jun 2015 #22
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    After reading the twitter conversation it is even more confusing. I am glad I am not the only one that sees it that way.

    Gabriel Aul on Twitter:
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  3.    16 Jun 2015 #23
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    The way I see it, they are talking about two different scenarios, First one is for insiders: " Naturally, Microsoft couldn't leave its most devoted "Windows Insiders" hanging, as Microsoft's Gabe Aul has confirmed that those participating and running a technical preview of Windows 10 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 RTM for free."
    To update from W7 and 8.1 for free, you don't have to be insider anyway. Even non insiders will be able to. Why assume that all insiders did or had to have any valid previous windows ? If one is insider why could not some come from Mac or Linux and wanted to try W 10. It was never a requirement to have valid windows to become insider. As the matter of fact you didn't even have to be insider or log in with MS to use W10.
    This is just my logic speaking, what will happen we'll see July 29th and if MS will come up and say : "Thank you for being an insider, for testing and commenting on our new OS, helping us make it great and we are giving you this gift of free license for W10 and live happily ever after".
    Eventually fat lady will have to sing on this issue. It ain't over, til it's over, etc.
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  4.    16 Jun 2015 #24
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    I wish someone would explain to me how I am misinterpreting this quote.

    To me that sure seems like giving up a license or key. I would love to be wrong but I don't think I am.
    It says, you will need a valid Windows 7/8.x license. No where does it say you give it up?
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  5.    16 Jun 2015 #25
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    It would also be nice if insider program is kept alive longer, I would do it in a flash and keep testing whatever new comes along.
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  6.    16 Jun 2015 #26
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    Windows 10 IoT

    I think it all boils down to did you clean install the preview or do an upgrade. Those that did a clean install "will need a valid Windows 7/8.x license" to get a fully activated RTM. Those that did an upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 will not as the original key for those OS will be stored in the registry. If I run showkey on my Windows 10 desktop it shows the original Windows 7 key and the current Windows 10 key that's in use.
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  7.    16 Jun 2015 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It would also be nice if insider program is kept alive longer, I would do it in a flash and keep testing whatever new comes along.
    I could swear I read that it will continue? Have a look at this, http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-...ond-windows-10
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  8.    16 Jun 2015 #28
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    windows 8.1

    alphanumeric,
    Your point is right on the money, the proof has to be there you are holding valid windows 7 or 8 key, to enter the world of wins 10, otherwise bootleggers will have a field day.

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  9.    16 Jun 2015 #29
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    windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It would also be nice if insider program is kept alive longer, I would do it in a flash and keep testing whatever new comes along.
    This all in the name to weed out bootleggers. You have a valid keys you can use the windows 10 for free. Otherwise keep out.
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  10.    16 Jun 2015 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It says, you will need a valid Windows 7/8.x license. No where does it say you give it up?
    @alphanumeric

    Once you upgrade windows version to another windows version it consumes that key. That what I meant by giving up.
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