Windows 10: What are my chances of Windows 10 Activating Solved

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  1.    23 Apr 2016 #21

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    But they do have to work to develop Windows 10.
    Well why give it away then, oh I know, to make everyone forget the disaster called Windows 8 and even 8.1, which I liked by the way. To be honest I've already given up on the idea of getting W10 activated, I remember the last time I talked to somebody in Mumbai for 1.5 hours who could barely speak English, it's actually easier just to go back and start all over again, it's only about 5000 updates and 30 or 40 restarts, on my new Core i7 CPU running at 4.2 ghz, it should only take a few hours.
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  2.    23 Apr 2016 #22

    BillyBob said: View Post
    Well why give it away then, oh I know, to make everyone forget the disaster called Windows 8 and even 8.1, which I liked by the way. To be honest I've already given up on the idea of getting W10 activated, I remember the last time I talked to somebody in Mumbai for 1.5 hours who could barely speak English, it's actually easier just to go back and start all over again, it's only about 5000 updates and 30 or 40 restarts, on my new Core i7 CPU running at 4.2 ghz, it should only take a few hours.
    No updates to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 are required to upgrade to Windows 10. The updates are only required to get the upgrade to appear in Windows Update. Upgrading to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool or ISO downloaded from Microsoft Tech Bench does not require updates to Windows 7/8/8.1.
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  3.    23 Apr 2016 #23

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    No updates to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 are required to upgrade to Windows 10. The updates are only required to get the upgrade to appear in Windows Update. Upgrading to Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool or ISO downloaded from Microsoft Tech Bench does not require updates to Windows 7/8/8.1.
    I must admit I hadn't thought about the media creation tool, I'll just install Windows 8.1, I've already got the creation tool and Windows 10 on DVD, I'd already started working out what I was going to do, but this will make it a walk in the park. Once I do that I can copy the steam folder over to the new setup and go online and get that all reconnected.

    Thanks for that, I wasn't looking forward to the updates.
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  4.    24 Apr 2016 #24

    Okay I'm nearly finished setting up, but I've learnt one distasteful thing today, Windows 10 is not as free as we think. After putting a new motherboard in my machine Windows 10 became deactivated, in other words it turned a previous retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
    How do I know this, the spare hdd I had, had a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro on it which I had forgotten about. I put into the machine, it updated the new motherboard and CPU then went online and reactivated itself. Because Windows 10 didn't do this it means it turned the retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
    Maybe everyone already knows about this, but I certainly didn't.

    Maybe I'm wrong about this, if I am can someone fill in the details,
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  5.    24 Apr 2016 #25

    BillyBob said: View Post
    Okay I'm nearly finished setting up, but I've learnt one distasteful thing today, Windows 10 is not as free as we think. After putting a new motherboard in my machine Windows 10 became deactivated, in other words it turned a previous retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
    How do I know this, the spare hdd I had, had a full version of Windows 8.1 Pro on it which I had forgotten about. I put into the machine, it updated the new motherboard and CPU then went online and reactivated itself. Because Windows 10 didn't do this it means it turned the retail version of Windows 8.1 into an OEM version.
    Maybe everyone already knows about this, but I certainly didn't.

    Maybe I'm wrong about this, if I am can someone fill in the details,
    It's free to update underlying Windows you upgraded to, not a free for all OS. So, it's a free UPDATE !!!
    You can use only previous windows you upgraded from OR W10.
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  6.    24 Apr 2016 #26

    CountMike said: View Post
    It's free to update underlying Windows you upgraded to, not a free for all OS. So, it's a free UPDATE !!!
    You can use only previous windows you upgraded from OR W10.
    I've got no idea what that means, can you try to clarify that.
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  7.    24 Apr 2016 #27

    An update is an update to an already existing OS, an update is NOT a whole new OS. I've never heard that Windows 10 is just an update.
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  8.    24 Apr 2016 #28

    BillyBob said: View Post
    I've got no idea what that means, can you try to clarify that.
    W10 is a free upgrade only. Not a free OS. If you don't have W7 or 8 to upgrade from than you have to buy W10.
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  9.    24 Apr 2016 #29

    BillyBob said: View Post
    An update is an update to an already existing OS, an update is NOT a whole new OS. I've never heard that Windows 10 is just an update.
    It's free as an upgrade (and even that is not for ever, just till July) but to have it without upgrading from W7 or 8, you pays your moneys for it. Simple as that.
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  10.    24 Apr 2016 #30

    BillyBob said: View Post
    I've got no idea what that means, can you try to clarify that.
    How to Upgrade to Windows 10 - Microsoft

    This is what Microsoft offered to do for free:
    1 For the supported lifetime of the Windows 10-enabled device.

    2Windows Offer Details

    Yes, free! This upgrade offer is for a full version of Windows 10, not a trial. 3GB download required; internet access fees may apply. To take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability. Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.

    Windows 10 Upgrade Offer is valid for qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices, including devices you already own.
    Microsoft never offered to upgrade your Windows 8 license to Windows 10. They offered to upgrade a DEVICE running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. You changed devices. Microsoft did not convert your Windows 8 Retail to OEM. You are free to transfer you Windows 8 to other computers (removing Windows from old computers first). But all Microsoft every offered to do for free was to upgrade DEVICES running Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10.
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