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  1. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       22 Jul 2015 #931

    sgage said: View Post
    No, you get a copy of the version appropriate to the version you are upgrading from. This has been stated very clearly in a number of places, along with tables. E.g., Windows 7 Home Premium gets you 10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro gets you 10 Pro. Zero mystery about it.

    There is a way to upgrade, just click on the appropriate box and fork over the dough.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Posts : 599
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview (14971)
       22 Jul 2015 #932

    Rocky said: View Post
    There is a way to upgrade, just click on the appropriate box and fork over the dough.
    I'm sure there's a way to upgrade - MS is not known for leaving money on the table I was just saying that the freebie version you get is based on what you're upgrading from.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       22 Jul 2015 #933

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    Keys are a bit of an irrelevance - for years OEMs have churned out millions of Windows PCs with identical OEM keys, the only difference was the product key on the COA sticker which was unique to that PC. Those keys remained valid (and still are for earlier versions) until Windows 8 upgrade or Windows 8 OEM, where the keys were inserted in the UEFI, instead of stuck on the outside of the machine.

    We do not yet know if there will be an upgrade path from Home>Pro as an "add features" instant upgrade, but it is unlikely that there will not, with the move away from expensive boxed software to online Store based electronic software distribution.
    There was mention of a ridiculously cheap offer of $2, a few weeks past, in the news section here, but whether it was genuine or rumour, I don't know.


    I am not in the insiders program, I am running the RTM version of Windows 10 Home. The option is definitely highlighted for me to upgrade to Pro.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,249
    Windows 10 IoT
       22 Jul 2015 #934

    Ok, so if a PC is store activated and tied to your MSA, what if you have two accounts on that PC? My Wife's laptop has her MSA and my MSA logon. I guess it depends on who does the free upgrade? Or we both will show that device?
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  5. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       22 Jul 2015 #935

    Superfly said: View Post
    Hi Rocky, just to satisfy my own curiosity, and that of others, please check this page ... and confirm that your key is indeed unique.

    Upgrade activation (at present) is not key based but the existing licence transferred to a store licence (which is hardware, rather than the normal MSA based).

    Attachment 25426

    I have done that, and I started a thread about it;


    Solved A Stupid Question About Windows 10 Product Keys - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,867
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       22 Jul 2015 #936

    Rocky said: View Post
    Right now it says $99, but I am waiting for a sale.
    Thanks. The full retail in the Store is $199. I've seen it elsewhere for $139.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,009
    All kinds
       22 Jul 2015 #937

    Mine is shoving only 6 instances starting with 10.0.10061.0.amd64fre.fbl_impressi to (10.0.10125.0.amd64fre.fbl_impressi. Some do not show that "amd64fre.fbl_impressi" part and that last one doesn't have WNI-xxxxxxxx.
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 994
    Windows 10 Pro,
       22 Jul 2015 #938

    When I dropped out of the insider program, Windows required an immediate restart. After the restart there was a new license agreement, then it downloaded some stuff and it required another restart. After all of that I have a unique product key which I have recorded and I am now not an insider, but I am running Windows 10. Go figure.
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  9. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,249
    Windows 10 IoT
       22 Jul 2015 #939

    Rocky said: View Post
    When I dropped out of the insider program, Windows required an immediate restart. After the restart there was a new license agreement, then it downloaded some stuff and it required another restart. After all of that I have a unique product key which I have recorded and I am now not an insider, but I am running Windows 10. Go figure.
    That's what I wanted to know thanks. Right now I have a common key, if I drop out and get a new key that makes sense. That's what I would want to happen. I'd want my own unique key for that PC. I'm still waiting till the 29th though. Maybe this is the RTM after all?
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       22 Jul 2015 #940

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    That's what I wanted to know thanks. Right now I have a common key, if I drop out and get a new key that makes sense. That's what I would want to happen. I'd want my own unique key for that PC. I'm still waiting till the 29th though. Maybe this is the RTM after all?
    It could be.. I still whish MS would say.
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