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    Mint 18.2
       20 Jun 2015 #1

    With a nod and a wink, Microsoft gives away Windows 10 to anyone who..


    In the always confusing world of Microsoft licensing, there are two sets of rules.One is written down in license agreements, drafted by Microsoft's large legal team, with separate terms for PC makers and end users. These combined terms are extremely specific about the rights and responsibilities of every party to the license agreement. They are aimed primarily at Microsoft's commercial customers and its PC-building partners, who account for more than 98 percent of all revenue from Windows desktop licenses.
    The other set of rules is unwritten, for the most part. But its terms are fairly easy to deduce. They are intended for hobbyists, enthusiasts, and IT pros who like to tinker with Windows and PC hardware. Microsoft's TechNet program was a long-running gift to this group, offering thousands of dollars' worth of Microsoft software for a few hundred bucks.
    The Windows Insider program is being run in that same spirit.
    Every once in a while, Microsoft actually makes a public statement tacitly (and carefully) acknowledging those unwritten rules. That happened this week, with an announcement on Microsoft's official Windows blog outlining what's next for registered members of Microsoft's Windows Insider program:
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       20 Jun 2015 #2

    That will be very nice if it is not stopped by the lawyers. I could use a Virtual Machine of 10 Pro for testing purposes and it looks like A Windows 7 key will not be used to get it. Nice
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       20 Jun 2015 #3

    Indianatone said: View Post
    That will be very nice if it is not stopped by the lawyers. I could use a Virtual Machine of 10 Pro for testing purposes and it looks like A Windows 7 key will not be used to get it. Nice
    Posted edited.
    @Indianatone you maybe correct after all they may have already backpedaled. His blogged changed already and Microsoft wants people to trust them.


    I got the quote from a lifehacker postings.



    It is interesting, they actually edited the blog since yesterday.


    It originally said...
    ďAs long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build and remain activated. Once you have successfully installed this build and activated, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh.Ē
    but now it says...
    Windows Insiders running the Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home and Pro editions) with their registered MSA connected to their PC will receive the final release build of Windows 10 starting on July 29th. This will come as just another flight. Iíve gotten a lot of questions from Windows Insiders about how this will work if they clean installed from ISO. As long as you are running an Insider Preview build and connected with the MSA you used to register, you will receive the Windows 10 final release build. Once you have successfully installed this build, you will also be able to clean install on that PC from final media if you want to start over fresh. Itís important to note that only people running Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1can upgrade to Windows 10 as part of the free upgrade offer.*

    That seems to changes things again and I won't be able to keep my triple boot system.
    Last edited by groze; 20 Jun 2015 at 23:35.
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  4.    21 Jun 2015 #4

    It was fun while it lasted.
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  5.    21 Jun 2015 #5

    Rocky said: View Post
    It was fun while it lasted.
    I's not over til it's over! I think we just need to wait until the 29th of July and see what MS does.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       21 Jun 2015 #6

    Well I am sure not wasting a Windows 7 key on 10 as it stands. I'll take a free copy since I have been testing it since October but I am not going out of my way for Windows 10. It just ain't worth it.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       21 Jun 2015 #7

    Indianatone said: View Post
    Well I am sure not wasting a Windows 7 key on 10 as it stands. I'll take a free copy since I have been testing it since October but I am not going out of my way for Windows 10. It just ain't worth it.
    I am not sure I am going to take windows 10 regardless. The new build seems to cause issue with the windows 7 partition even though windows 10 is/was a clean install.
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  8.    21 Jun 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    I am not sure I am going to take windows 10 regardless. The new build seems to cause issue with the windows 7 partition even though windows 10 is/was a clean install.
    Yeah, the only thing there is DX12.

    Maybe Spartan too (it's fast, but then again FF is fast without adblock too)
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  9.    22 Jun 2015 #9

    this is an amzing thing


    well im really excited about this but um, i hate waiting for more information.
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  10.    22 Jun 2015 #10

    Either way I'm all in on Win10. So far I think it's much better than WIn7 and it's the equal of Win8.1. And given that the future is with WIn10 I don't see the reason not to upgrade.
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