1.    22 Mar 2015 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    How will the Windows 10 free upgrade work?


    How will the Windows 10 free upgrade during the first year work?

    Will it be:
    Once you select to upgrade your computer, your "CD key" will be permanently upgraded to Windows 10, which means that if you reformat your computer after the first free year, you will still receive Windows 10 as a update even after the first year because it recongnize that you did apply Windows 10 during the free year?

    or will it be: You will have Windows 10 free upgrade during the first year and then so long it survives. If you get a virus, disk failure or have to reformat the computer, you will be back at the old Windows and will not be allowed to later upgrade to Windows 10 because the free offer is expired, despite that you did pick the free offer during the free period?
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  2.    22 Mar 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 715
    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64

    We don't know how it will work as MS has not given out any details.
    You will get a lot of "guesses" on that subject but no one knows for sure.
    We are all waiting for more information from MS and the release is still Months away so stay tuned for updates.

    Jim
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  3.    24 Mar 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 928
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    If you get a virus, disk failure or have to reformat the computer, you will be back at the old Windows
    If you have to reformat your drive, you won't be back to ANY version of Windows -- the drive will be empty.

    The SAFEST thing to do is to create an image backup of your setup after you have everything working right. You can do this for free with Macrium Reflect ... but there are other backup apps that will do the same.

    That way, if you have to reload Win10, you can do it from your backup with all apps intact.
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  4.    24 Mar 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Win 7 comes with a Backup/image program at least on The Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. I hope this comes with 10 as well.
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  5.    27 Mar 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Warren, MI
    Posts : 248
    W10 Pro/W7 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Win 7 comes with a Backup/image program at least on The Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. I hope this comes with 10 as well.
    Yes it did but the first/last time that I used it, it didn't work!
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