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  1.    22 Jun 2015 #21
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    If I read you right, give'em your 8.1 for 10, and buy a retail 8.1?
    Sorry for the confusion.. upgrade and then purchase a copy of WIn10 from NewEgg or Amazon. That way I can use it the way I want to on any PC of my choosing.
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  2.    22 Jun 2015 #22
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    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Timing is an interesting point after 28 July 2016 though - if I stayed as an Insider for a year but wanted to stop, I would presumably no longer have the option to use my Windows 8.x licence to get Windows 10.
    Well, you should upgrade your Windows 8.x license before the year is up, just like everyone else.
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  3.    22 Jun 2015 #23
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    Denmark
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    Windows 10 Pro

    <citat>
    If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license.
    </citat>

    Does that mean, that we will NOT be able to do a clean install of our free Windows 10? As I read it, there has to be a Windows 7/8.1 installation (activated, of course), and then do the upgrade to windows 10.


    I want windows 10 _clean installed_ as upgrades never are as clean as a "clean install" (hence the name, I guess)
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  4.    22 Jun 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Well, you should upgrade your Windows 8.x license before the year is up, just like everyone else.
    Well yes, but (assuming the Insider programme is still running by then), it means Insiders are committing to being stuck as Insiders after that point, with no easy way back if they wanted to leave or if the programme was stopped.
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  5.    22 Jun 2015 #25
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Sorry for the confusion.. upgrade and then purchase a copy of WIn10 from NewEgg or Amazon. That way I can use it the way I want to on any PC of my choosing.
    I guess you could give 8.1 for 10, buy 10, uninstall (revert back), and still use your orig 8.1. Am I enough!?
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  6.    22 Jun 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    I guess you could give 8.1 for 10, buy 10, uninstall (revert back), and still use your orig 8.1. Am I enough!?
    I don't plan on using 8.1 after 10's RTM.. I would just want a copy that I can do anything with.. like install on a new PC without any issues.
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  7.    22 Jun 2015 #27
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I am now totally confused. Gabe Aul should go work for Apple.
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  8.    22 Jun 2015 #28
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    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281

    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Copy what's in RED above to your clipboard (Right click, copy). WIN+r then paste (Righ click, paste), click ok.
    Thanks, Tomcat! I was looking for it, but couldn't find it.
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  9.    22 Jun 2015 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    <citat>
    If your system upgraded from a Genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 license it will remain activated, but if not, you will be required to roll back to your previous OS version or acquire a new Windows 10 license.
    </citat>

    Does that mean, that we will NOT be able to do a clean install of our free Windows 10? As I read it, there has to be a Windows 7/8.1 installation (activated, of course), and then do the upgrade to windows 10.


    I want windows 10 _clean installed_ as upgrades never are as clean as a "clean install" (hence the name, I guess)
    I think you need to upgrade from 7 or 8.x to 10, let the machine activate, and then you can clean install.

    From the Windows 10 FAQ:
    Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading?

    Yes. Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need to purchase Windows 10 or go back to your prior version of Windows and upgrade again.

    You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.
    Last edited by DavidY; 22 Jun 2015 at 15:56. Reason: Fixed link...
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  10.    22 Jun 2015 #30
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10

    So if I want to continue Windows Insider, no need to do anything as long as Microsoft continues to Insider program.
    And if I want the "final" version, I stop using Insider. and I use my Windows 7 retail lisence to activate final veriosn. Right ?
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