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  1.    16 Jun 2015 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    [...]Of course, you can remove 10 and go back to 8.1 or 7. Just like you could remove windowsME and go back to windows 98se without violating the eula.
    and how is this "giving up a key or a license"?

    the only thing it is ...is "giving up a windows installation"

    but even that is not correct... because basically you have one installation before the upgrade and one installation after.
    in the standard case...
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  2.    16 Jun 2015 #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragment View Post
    and how is this "giving up a key or a license"?

    the only thing it is ...is "giving up a windows installation"

    but even that is not correct... because basically you have one installation before the upgrade and one installation after.
    in the standard case...
    How is my example not correct? In fact I have been told by a MVP and MSFT way in the past from the old Microsoft newsgroups refeing to windowsME upgrade..

    Once you upgrade windows 98se install to windowsME using a windowsME upgrade disk, you lose the right to use that Windows 98se install unless you remove the WindowsME upgrade install.

    On the Windows 10 issue
    Once you upgrade windows 7 install to window 10, you lose the right to use that Windows 7 install unless you remove the Windows10 upgrade install.
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  3.    16 Jun 2015 #43
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    I think this is where people are getting confused. MS is giving a free Windows 10 upgrade licence. Not a full install licence.
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  4.    16 Jun 2015 #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post
    How is my example not correct? In fact I have been told by a MVP and MSFT way in the past from the old Microsoft newsgroups refeing to windowsME upgrade..

    Once you upgrade windows 98se install to windowsME using a windowsME upgrade disk, you lose the right to use that Windows 98se install unless you remove the WindowsME upgrade install.

    On the Windows 10 issue
    Once you upgrade windows 7 install to window 10, you lose the right to use that Windows 7 install unless you remove the Windows10 upgrade install.
    Let's see... losing means never to get something back. Right?? SO if you can still use the license to use Win7/WIn8.1 again(if uninstall WIn10) you didn't lose anything.

    You would only lose it if you couldn't go back to the previous OS or you had to purchase a new key/license.

    See??
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  5.    16 Jun 2015 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
    I think this is where people are getting confused. MS is giving a free Windows 10 upgrade licence. Not a full install licence.
    No.. you can get the ISO as well and it's a full upgrade. How would you get anything but a full license to use WIn10??
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  6.    16 Jun 2015 #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
    I think this is where people are getting confused. MS is giving a free Windows 10 upgrade license. Not a full install license.


    That explanation is so much simpler than my example.
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  7.    16 Jun 2015 #47
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    Same way you got an upgrade disk for 7 or 8. I can do a clean install with my Windows 7 disk. It just needs to see it had a qualifying os.
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  8.    16 Jun 2015 #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by groze View Post


    That explanation is so much simpler than my example. That why I have been trying to explain. At least you got it.
    NO.. you get a full license to Win10.. just what do you think the license you will get will be?? It's a transferable license.. you can use the one for Win7/Win8.1 and Win10 but only one of them at at time.

    See??
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  9.    16 Jun 2015 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    NO.. you get a full license to Win10.. just what do you think the license you will get will be?? It's a transferable license.. you can use the one for Win7/Win8.1 and Win10 but only one of them at at time.

    See??

    Could I see a link for that? So I could continue legally with this set up without having to show prove of a windows 7 or 8 license?

    Windows 7 Oem-slp clean install partition 1 (Note this is a dell legal install, I was provided a re-installation disk)
    Windows 10 preview partition 2 clean install which would become Windows 10 RTM
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  10.    16 Jun 2015 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    you can use the one for Win7/Win8.1 and Win10 but only one of them at at time.

    See??
    Which makes it an upgrade licence. I have a full copy of 7 and 8 I can run both on the same machine if I want. If I have a full 7 but an upgrade 8, I can only run one or the other. Now things may change, but at this point that is what is being suggested.
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