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  1.    21 Jun 2015 #131
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    The way I'm reading it is if you are running a preview and are signed in to your MSA you will be upgraded on the 29th for free.
    But it *used* to say that in that scenario it would activate - now that wording has been specifically been taken out. If that blog hadn't mentioned activation in the first place, it wouldn't be so significant.
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  2.    21 Jun 2015 #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    But it *used* to say that in that scenario it would activate - now that wording has been specifically been taken out. If that blog hadn't mentioned activation in the first place, it wouldn't be so significant.
    I would bet that it's going to be activated. It would be silly to give out a free OS to insiders and not have it activated after it's installed.
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  3.    21 Jun 2015 #133
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    Here's a thought

    Just give Win 10 for free to anyone who wants it, gets rid of all confusion
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  4.    21 Jun 2015 #134
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    Lets leave keys and licenses out of the equation for the time being.
    This will be an upgrade version of Windows 10, not a licensed version.
    If you're an insider and you are running an activated version of Windows 10 Insider Preview, it's already detected the W7/8 marker in the firmware, and you're good to go.
    And, you'll not be forced to upgrade.
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  5.    21 Jun 2015 #135
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I would bet that it's going to be activated. It would be silly to give out a free OS to insiders and not have it activated after it's installed.
    Why? For Windows 8.1, they did give out a free Preview version of the OS and it did indeed expire. The only difference is that under the continuous updating process, you'll have a few months of using a later build (or builds) before it expires.

    I'm not saying that's what *will* happen, but it is certainly what the revised wording suggests to me.
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  6.    21 Jun 2015 #136
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Why? For Windows 8.1, they did give out a free Preview version of the OS and it did indeed expire. The only difference is that under the continuous updating process, you'll have a few months of using a later build (or builds) before it expires.

    I'm not saying that's what *will* happen, but it is certainly what the revised wording suggests to me.
    Apples and oranges.. Insiders will get a free upgrade to the final release. Read the OP.
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  7.    21 Jun 2015 #137
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Lets leave keys and licenses out of the equation for the time being.
    This will be an upgrade version of Windows 10, not a licensed version.
    If you're an insider and you are running an activated version of Windows 10 Insider Preview, it's already detected the W7/8 marker in the firmware, and you're good to go.
    And, you'll not be forced to upgrade.
    I'm running an activated version of preview with no marker in the firmware. The laptop started life with Windows XP, I since upgraded to Windows 8, then 8.1, but I clean-installed 10 Preview.

    I do have a valid Windows 8 (and therefore 8.1) licence key for it, so I'm legally OK to use Windows 10, but the software has no way of knowing that unless it asks me to type the key in at some point.
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  8.    21 Jun 2015 #138
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Apples and oranges.. Insiders will get a free upgrade to the final release. Read the OP.
    But Microsoft have moved the goalposts since the OP was written... read the Microsoft website.
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  9.    21 Jun 2015 #139
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    Conspiracy Theorists: The US was on the moon-- Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy--- Area 51 is a test area(No Aliens, right Shawn)
    And Windows 10 will be activated for Insiders on July 29th. Attachment 22115
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  10.    21 Jun 2015 #140
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    But Microsoft have moved the goalposts since the OP was written... read the Microsoft website.
    I did,... and it's the same overall.. would MS give away an upgrade without having it activated?? I think not.
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