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  1. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1701

    groze said: View Post
    You actually have more than 30 days. After or on the 30th day you won't be able to roll back. You will need to restore from an image backup.
    Yeah, but we're talking 30 days to auto roll back, which is different from imaging
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,794
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       30 Jul 2015 #1702

    groze said: View Post
    You actually have more than 30 days. After or on the 30th day you won't be able to roll back. You will need to restore from an image backup.
    Good luck activating
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  3. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1703

    Huh?

    If you reimage the machine after 30 days you cant activate Windows 8 again??? What am I missing?
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #1704

    Originally Posted by groze

    You actually have more than 30 days. After or on the 30th day you won't be able to roll back. You will need to restore from an image backup.

    essenbe said: View Post
    Good luck activating
    They can't legally do that in the U.S. that is. A Macrium image keeps your activation unless Macrium changed something with version 6. I use version 5. I keep what works for imaging. You might have to call Microsoft and tell them you got rid of 10, so they can cancel your 10 activation for that machine.

    One thing that was kind of odd that Microsoft did, was tell people who have a windows 7 pre-installed system is to use the key on the back of the machine to upgrade to windows 10 not the internal key as they call it. That was in the faq.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,009
    All kinds
       30 Jul 2015 #1705

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Huh?

    If you reimage the machine after 30 days you cant activate Windows 8 again??? What am I missing?
    You would probably have to deactivate 10 first as you can't have both, 10 and the windows you upgraded from. One thing may solve that problem though, MS is supposed to keep old registration so if you log in with your MSA they might recognize it. Haven't seen that spelled out anywhere yet but it's implied by new licensing model.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1706

    Again, is there something I missed? Are we saying once you upgrade to 10, after 30 days you can no longer revert back to your old OS and use its PID key?

    Please explain/Link

    Thanks.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 and Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #1707

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    You Sir, would be 100% correct !
    Cheers mate. I have managed to activate Windows now. On System screen it said that Windows is not activated ..conect to internet and it has activate button on system screen. When you click on Activate it takes you to activation screen. In activation screen there was no activate button to press, only options were to change the key or go to store. I clean installed Windows 10 once I upgraded to Insider preview from Windows 7 Pro SP1. Now when you click on go to store through Activation in settings it says Windows is genuine but still did not activate. I noticed that when I went to activation again it no longer said connec to internet it just said Windows is not activated. I then clicked on go to store again after than in Activation it said Windows is activated.

    Only concern is that it shows completley different key to what I had before 3V66T. 3V66T was default that was installed with Clean Install. showkey shows a different key now.

    So for those who Clean installed. Click on activate in System screen. It will take you to activation screen click on go to store. repeat that couple of time your clean isntall should be activated. I hope it helps someone.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,542
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       30 Jul 2015 #1708

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    Again, is there something I missed? Are we saying once you upgrade to 10, after 30 days you can no longer revert back to your old OS and use its PID key?

    Please explain/Link

    Thanks.
    Also, how does one deactivate windows 10 before going back after 30 days?
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 73
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1709

    Actually, Windows keeps your entire old system in the windows.old directory just in case you wish to revert. The housekeeping task purges it automatically after 30 days. After that, you can either recover the old system from backup/image or reinstall fresh.
    It has nothing to do with activation or licensing. Formally, you are not allowed to use the old and upgraded systems simultaneously, but technically it will work. I could even argue that it's perfectly OK to dual-boot between the old and upgraded copies in the same box.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jul 2015 #1710

    poset said: View Post
    Actually, Windows keeps your entire old system in the windows.old directory just in case you wish to revert.
    This part we understand. I just don't get how some feel the old OS's PID suddenly gets invalidated unless there are new changes to the licensing agreement we missed.

    And yeah, I get MS doesn't want both old and new OS run on the same machine at the same time, but as you say, there are ways to work around this... unless new licensing rules and server checks have been put in place to kill this, thus my question?
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